Thursday, 14 April 2016

Join BSBI botanists for our Annual Summer Meeting

Bog Rosemary, present at Orton Moss -
one of the Summer Meeting fieldtrips
Image courtesy of John Crellin
http://www.floralimages.co.uk/page.php?
taxon=andromeda_polifolia,1 
Have you already booked for this year's Summer Meeting, being held at FSC Blencathra (Cumbria) next month?

Yesterday I caught up with Jon Shanklin, BSBI Field Meetings Secretary who is organising the Summer Meeting this year, and he told me: "The accommodation at FSC Blencathra is now fully booked but people can still book to attend the fieldtrips and to have dinner. 

"We'll be travelling to the Friday locations by coach so people do still need to get in touch with me if they'd like to book a space. They would also be welcome to join us for dinner each evening and for the after-dinner talks we have lined up for Thursday and Friday evening. 

"After dinner on Saturday and Sunday, we will be holding identification sessions to look at any of the more challenging specimens collected during the fieldtrips. 


Jon Shanklin (on right) with new BSBI Council
member Martin Godfrey.
Meeting of BSBI Council, 13/4/2016
Image: L. Marsh
Again, non-residents are welcome to join us for these. Contact me to book or for further information".

Many thanks to Jon for this update and here's the link again to more info about the Summer Meeting. 

Apparently there are other options for
accommodation in the area and non-residents will be spending most of their waking hours looking at plants and hanging out with fellow botanists. So it's still well worth coming along but you do need to book by the end of April please.