FLORA WORKSHOPS – Autumn 2016
Presented by Teresa James (Botanist/Ecologist)
1. Introduction to identifiying western Sydney plants (NEW)
Date: Sunday 17th April (10 am to 1 pm)
Details: A field based practical introduction to identifying native plants. No previous knowledge is required. Learn how to identify plants based on simple, user friendly keys, descriptions and photographs. Please bring a hand lens or magnifier if you have one. We will be using my latest book Native Flora of Shale Soils of the Cumberland Plain – An Identification Guide (2016) – this is an expanded version of Native Flora of Cumberland Plain Woodland (2013).
Cost: Option 1 includes a copy of Native Flora of Shale Soils of the Cumberland Plain: $75
Option 2 – workshop only : $40 Venue: TBA
*Class copies of the book will be available for use on the day
2. Grass Identification Workshop – western Sydney (NEW)
Date: Wednesday 20th April (9 am to 3 pm)
Details: A one day field-based workshop. We will cover the importance and types of grasslands found in western Sydney, basic grass morphology and terminology, main grass groups, common genera, how to examine a specimen and use a simple botanical key. The focus will be on native species but common or easily confused exotic species will be included. Please bring a ruler and a hand lens or magnifier if you have one.
Cost (including workshop notes): $140 Venue: TBA
3. Shale Sandstone Transition Forest Workshop
Date – Saturday, 23rd April, 2016 (9am – 3.30 pm)
Details: A single day workshop to assist in identification of the Shale Sandstone Transition Forest critically endangered community and explore natural variability within the community. There will be an indoor presentation, field survey along the shale sandstone transition and inspection of a few contrasting local sites (within the Hills Shire).
Cost (including workshop notes): $125 Venue: In The Hills (TBA)
All inquiries and bookings to Teresa James: [email protected]