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Rushes Identification

Time/Date - 09:30 - 16:30, Wed 2 Aug 2017

Wildlife training courses by renowned experts from around Britain and Ireland.
Sharp-flowered rush Juncus acutiflorus © Graham Day

Sharp-flowered rush Juncus acutiflorus © Graham Day

This training course will look at Juncus and Luzula species as well as hybrids. We will look at the ecological importance of rushes, then enjoy a field visit to Slievenacloy after lunch. There will be an opportunity to look at some samples under a microscope, allowing cross-sections to be examined to confirm field identification.

Location: Belfast Hills Partnership

Site Visit: Slievenacloy

Tutor: Karl Hamilton

Additional Information

Centre for Environmental Data and Recording (CEDaR) Training Courses are aimed at anyone interested in wildlife. It is hoped that attendees will become wildlife recorders; recording what they see around them and submitting their records to CEDaR Online Recording –
  • These are adult education courses and not suitable for young children. Anyone under 18 attending must be accompanied by an adult.
  • This course is suitable for beginners.
  • Suitable clothing and footwear for outdoor fieldwork is essential.
  • Please bring a packed lunch as there is no café available on site.

For further information, contact Pauline Campbell, CEDaR Database Officer:


Tickets are £25 per person. Booking in advance is essential. To book please click "Buy Tickets" on this page.

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