Saturday, 18 June 2016

Day 18; #30DaysWild – Wildflower ID Course

As part of my traineeship at the Birmingham & Black Country Wildlife Trust I have a training budget to develop my skill set, so I decided to spend some of it on a wildflower identification course with the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. My wildflower knowledge is slim to none, and I wanted to learn how to identify plants in the wild. The course was great and I learnt lots, especially how to use a key to identify plants – my book shopping list is ever growing!

Idle Valley Nature Reserve

Bee orchid

A 'petal' from a composite flower - each 'petal' is actually an individual flower!