Applied Ecology > The Maintenance, History and Ecological Principles Of Wildflower Meadows


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Assessment not required.

To create an understanding of ecological principles that will ensure the protection of species and habitats and that these areas improve ecologically.

Factors considered include the historical management, hydrology and soil type of your facilities, their existing management regimes, their status and how to provide the context for the changes in vegetation that are taking place. This course will help identify what plants can be used as indicators and gives guidance on setting up an effective monitoring system.

Advice and guidance will be given, specific to your own particular venue.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

• Understand & appreciate the general requirements of a wildflower meadow

• Determine the conditions of a wildflower meadow

• Develop an understanding of the ecological principles at work within a wildflower area

• Determine how an area can be improved from a conservation perspective

• Identify indicator species

• Understand what corrections may be required to reinstate a balance into a system

• Have an understanding of, and the mechanisms required to, maintain a wildflower meadow.

Available For:

Groups only. On-site courses can be arranged in many areas of the UK for groups of 4 or more. Maximum 10 per course.

Suitable For:

Land managers, staff, contractors and community groups responsible for local authority green spaces, groundspersons, greenkeepers and others who are responsible for maintaining an existing wildflower meadow, or who wish to create a new one.

New dates currently being planned – Use the link below to register your interest.


Tel: 01865 509 510
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