On 26th May County Plant Recorder Stuart Hedley led an excellent zoom training session on meadow plant identification aimed at beginners and improvers. Stuart began by outlining to members how to properly carry out a rapid monitoring assessment survey. Stuart then went on to teach some essential ID tips covering all of the most distinctive species of Herefordshire’s lowland meadows including ‘problem pairs’, common misidentifications and how to avoid them.
Further resources can be found on the survey and monitoring page of our website.
Other useful sources of information include:
- The Field Studies Council which sells grassland plants and grasses guides.
- The Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland.
Two recommended field guides are:
- Collins Wildflower Guide 2nd edition, Streeter et al.
- The Wildflower Key, Frances Rose