Winter Plant Identification


This two-day training course will provide an introduction to vegetation identification to identify the characteristics of key plants and indicators for habitats during the winter months and plan surveys for the following summer season.

The course will involve excursions (weather permitting) to a range of habitats and their ecological preferences.

Methods of appraisal for ecological habitat assessment in relation to land-management is discussed and debated.

Adrian Davis leads the course and has over 30 years’ experience in plant identification and Phase 1 habitat survey from surveys of Lancashire and Fife and numerous other areas throughout the UK.

Who Should Attend?

Consultants, botanists and ecologists in Scotland involved in the conservation, surveying and
classification of plants, taxonomy and for habitat identification.

Knowledge Level

Beginner - Intermediate

Prior Knowledge

It would be an advantage to have some knowledge and identification of plants, habitats and taxonomy.

Learning Outcomes

  • Ability to identify at least 20 key plants.
  • Ability to recognise key features of plants.
  • Understand and recognise the key differences between plant groups and taxonomy.
  • Identify future surveys and progress to other survey methods.


Refreshments will be provided on the first morning only. Please bring along your own drinks and food for lunch and outdoor sessions.


Tickets Person(s) Price
Member Ticket 1 £220.00
Non Member Ticket 1 £360.00