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Introduction to Ferns and some Associated Organisms

Monday 25 October 2021 at 10:00 am to 4:30 pm


This is a one-day course to introduce and develop understanding of ferns and to develop skills in their identification. It is aimed at beginners. The number of species in this group and the apparent similarity between many of them can make them daunting. The terminology itself can seem impenetrable. However, this course is intended to show that, with a little help, these obstacles can be overcome, opening the door to a fascinating group of organisms able to tell us much about the evolution of plants and the environments in which they are found.

This course will be delivered by Dr Paul L Smith BSc MIEEM CEnv. Paul is a formally trained botanist who has practiced in the academic and consultancy sectors for 40 years including work for Local Authorities, Natural England, Multi-national consultancies, and the Wildlife Trusts. Paul has a special interest in solving botanical conflicts with development and land use change. You can find out more about Paul’s commercial work here.

Book your place

Booking is essential. Book your place using the University online shop.

You will need to register your details. You will only be charged once you have confirmed your booking.

Enrolment will close 2 days before the start of the course. We only accept online bookings.

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If you have any questions contact us at or call 0117 42 82041


Monday 25 October 2021
10:00 am to 4:30 pm
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