Wildlife Training Workshop: Grasses I - a beginner's introduction

This workshop looks at the structure of grasses and how to identify common grasses in in the field with Brian Eversham at Cambourne nature reserve

Event details

Meeting point

The Manor House


10:00am - 4:00pm
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About the event

Grasses are among the most important flowering plants, ubiquitous in almost all habitats. Their structure, co-evolved with grazing animals, adapts them well to mowing as well as grazing, so they dominate pastureland and meadows. They can be daunting to start with, as they look so different from other wild flowers.

The day will explain the structure of grasses, including their beautiful if subtle flowers, and help you identify common grasses in the field using a hand lens. A short guide to recognising the most distinctive species, and keys to flowering and vegetative features will be used.



£40 standard
£115 professionals
£20 full time students

Suitable for


Know before you go


Under effective control


Please contact organiser in advance if you have accessibility requirements

What to bring

Outdoor clothing and footwear (including waterproofs)

Packed lunch and drink

Pen and notepad

Hand lens (although spares will be available)

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