Date: Sat. 22 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Duration: 6 Hours
Location: Bo'mains Meadow


This workshop is currently fully booked, however can can add your name to the waiting list by contacting 01324 831 568 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please provide your name and a contact phone number so that we can get in touch should a place become available at short notice. Thank you

An introduction to grass and sedge ID

This outdoor session with botanist Ben Averis will take the form of a beginners’ workshop, looking at a range of different species at the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s site at Bo’mains Meadow. We will explore the best methods and principles for examining and identifying grasses and sedges, including the use of keys and appropriate terminology and hopefully gain a better understanding of the role grasses and sedges play within a habitat. Ben is a consultant botanist and author of Plants and Habitats: An Introduction to Common Plants and their Habitats in Britain and Ireland (2013).


Advance booking is essential for this free workshop. Please contact Kate Fuller, IFLI Community Engagement Officer on 01324 831 568 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When & Where

10:00 to 16:00, please arrive a few minutes early.

SWT Bo’mains Meadow, by Bo'ness, Falkirk. More details will follow, providing specific advice for parking and where to meet.

Essential Details

This session is wholly out of doors so please dress sensibly for the forecast and changeable Scottish weather. We suggest layers, a waterproof jacket and a hat for sun or cold depending on the season.

Tea/Coffee will be provided, but please bring a packed lunch and drink.

The nearest toilets to the site are within Tesco, Bo'ness.


Image Andy Hay / RSPB Images