Species Recovery Trust Online Talk: Aquatic Plant ID Online

Date: Tuesday 8 March 2022

Tuesday 8th March 2022 from 10am until 12.50pm GMT.

Online course looking at the key aquatic species of streams, rivers and ponds in lowland Britain
About this event
Aquatic Plant Identification
This online course will run over roughly 30 of the most common aquatic plants encountered in lowland Britain. It will focus on straightforward features that can be spotted in the field.

Streams, rivers, ditches, ponds and lakes support a huge amount of the UK’s plant diversity, and in turn host a huge range of other wildlife. Accurate assessment of this vegetation can be crucial to ecological surveys of these habitats, and in turn provide a wealth of information on the health and conservation value of them.

Aquatic surveys can be challenging, and often require the ability to recognise species from a distance, rather than ‘in the hand’. In addition many of the reed-like and floating species can look rather similar at a distance.

The course will include a pre-recorded tutorial, followed by a test then a 45 minute Zoom Q&A session.

All proceeds from the course will go to supporting our endangered species conservation work.

About the tutor:
Dominic Price is a highly regarded botanical tutor and has been running courses for all levels of ecologists and conservationists since 2007. He is director of the Species Recovery Trust and specialises in the conservation of endangered species. He is the author of A Field Guide to Grasses, Sedges and Rushes and co-author of The Photographic Guide to Winter Trees and Shrubs.

Our online courses comprise a pre-recorded Youtube video, followed by a self-test and optional live Zoom Q&A at the end. This means you can watch the tutorial at your own pace, and if you have work commitments view it on the previous evening.

10.00-12:30 View tutorial

12:30 Optional Zoom Q&A Session

12:50 Finish

The video will be available to attendees from 5pm the day before for a 20 hr period.

Additional note
Obviously this format does mean you can book on with one place and then ‘attend’ with 20 of your colleagues/friends. As we are pretty much relying on this course to fund our endangered species programme it would be great if you didn’t do this!

You will receive an email, with all the details of how to access the tutorial and zoom, a few days before the course. If by the the day before you haven’t received this, please check your junk folder (and make sure you are checking on the email you booked it on) and if you still can’t find anything get in touch with us urgently!  For all the details, please click here.

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