Day Two at Birdfair.
|Ian Denholm and Abbi Jinks at Birdfair 2013|
Image: L. Marsh
Our new President spent the day on the BSBI stand, chatting to people about orchids (he is one of our Orchid Referees), rare birds he's seen (he has a serious world lifelist) and BSBI's role in 21st Century botany. People dropped by to catch up with him, like Abbi Jinks, Events Project Manager for RSPB - we met her at the State of Nature launch at the Natural History Museum in May - and Ian Bennallick, county recorder for East Cornwall.
And folks who were new to BSBI were delighted at the chance to ask our President - if I joined your society, what could BSBI do for me? So...
|Improve your ID skills at a local group field meeting.|
Image: R. Parry
|Ian Denholm lecturing at Birdfair 2013.|
A few people also took us up on our offer and challenged us with photos of mystery plants (which Ian was able to name successfully), and even more used the ID keys we'd brought along to help them name a plant they'd spotted previously. Maybe we'll get some unidentifiable plants tomorrow, before Birdfair closes at 5.30.
Many thanks to Ian, Alyson and Rachel for volunteering today and promoting BSBI so well.