Woodland in Autumn, Winter and Spring

Ref: C3742857

Five visits to local woodland between October 2018 and April 2019 will be made in the Maidenhead area. All are 2 hour sessions on selected Wednesday mornings: 17th Oct, 14th Nov, 9th Jan,20th Feb, 24th April. By in field illustration and discussion Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer aspects of tree behaviour will be raised. Also examples of seasonal arboreal expression in culture and the arts will be shared.

Course aim

To illustrate and discuss how trees and woodland prepare for and respond to the seasons.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify the commoner trees at all seasons of the year
  • demonstrate an understanding of how the ecology of woodland prepare plants and animals for seasonal stresses
  • state how trees have been valued in culture (art and literature) as expressions of the seasons
  • demonstrate an awareness of the local environment and its wider benefits to us all

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • As the course is outdoors, suitable clothing for unpredictable weather will be needed.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Potential involvement in local environmental initiatives

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Woodland in Autumn, Winter and Spring


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  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
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