Chance to go wild and gain knowledge in the Peak District

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Thursday 30 June 2005

30 June 2005

Chance to go wild and gain knowledge in the Peak District

Identifying wild flowers and photographing wildlife are the subject of day courses coming up soon in the glorious Peak District National Park.

Both based at Losehill Hall, the National Park Authority's centre for environmental learning near Castleton, the courses are aimed at anyone who wants to brush up their knowledge and skills out in the field.

John Hodgson, an expert on Peak District botany with more than 50 years' experience of plant identification, leads the flower-spotting course on Saturday July 16. He will take his party to a number of classic Peak District locations, opening their eyes (and nostrils) to wild flowers both common and rare.

And for photographers - whether digital or film users - the Wild Images course, on Saturday July 23 with professional photographer Geoff Simpson, is aimed at improving their work, both technically and artistically. Using the flowers, insects and creatures of the Peaks, Geoff will show how best to capture light, colour and mood.

The courses run from 9am to 5.30pm and cost £20, including packed lunch, tuition and refreshments.

To book, contact Losehill Hall on 01433 620373.

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