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Free Training Resources

We aim to improve people's knowledge and passion about the natural world. Please feel free to use and share these resources.

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Winter Trees

Key to accompany AIDGAP photographic guide (test version)

Grasses

Grasses quiz on Buzzfeed
Sedges and Rushes quiz on Buzzfeed
Grass Training Film
The SRT channel on Youtube, with lots of short films (and one long one of grass ID)
Common Grasses crib sheet
The Field Guide to Grasses, Sedges and Rushes; link to purchase book
Index for early edition of Grasses Field Guide
Grasses - Magic 5; a beginners guide to grasses, sedges and rushes
Old Sarum Grass List; for attendees on the grass course

Grassland Habitat guides

Grasses of neutral grassland; species list and flowchart
Grasses of acid grassland and heath; species list and flowchart
Grasses of calcareous and chalk grassland; species list and flowchart
Grasses of wet grassland; species list and flowchart
Grasses of wet heaths and mires; species list and flowchart
Grasses of woodlands; species list and flowchart

Woodlands

Woodland plants and survey techniques
Summer Tree Identification

Heathlands

Guide to Heathland Survey

Wildflowers

Wildflowers Part 1 - Magic 5; a beginners guide to flowering plant families
Wildflowers Part 2 - Magic 5; a sequel to flowering plant families
Facebook UK Flora page; a page we run for help with unidentified specimens and sharing interesting plants

Aquatics

Handout for Wiltshire Rivers training course

Arable

Roundwood Arable Plants

Bryophytes

Bryophytes - Magic 5; a beginners guide to mosses, liverworts and hornworts
Sphagnum structure, terminology and identification
Sphagnum course; photos and notes from our annual Sphagnum ID course
Facebook Bryophytes page: a page we run for help with moss and liverwort identification

Ferns

Ferns - Magic 5; a introduction to pteridophytes

Lichens

Lichens - Magic 5; a introduction to lichens

Habitat assessment

Using Species for Habitat Assessment