Wildflower Identification Workshop, Ulster Folk Museum, Cultra

Co. Down 15th June 2024

This workshop is aimed at complete newcomers to wildflower identification and those who would like to learn a simple but highly effective method of identifying wildflowers. The Find the Family First method makes using identification guides easier and more enjoyable.

The Finding the Family First (FFF) method is designed to help you become familiar with the floral and vegetative characteristics of 20 of the most common wildflower families. Then, most importantly, how these characteristics differ between plant families. The workshops will be a mix of classroom and fieldwork. During both you will be working in small groups, guided by an expert tutor. The morning classroom session will be followed by an afternoon of fieldwork using the principles you have learnt to identify plant families.

All course materials, plus teas, coffees and biscuits, are included in the fee for the workshop: £40 (50% discount for BSBI members and full-time students). Places are limited and booking is essential.

Please bring a packed lunch, or if you prefer, it is possible to buy lunch at the Ballycultra Tearoom.

Location: Ulster Folk Museum, BT18 0EU.