|Enjoying the Gardens during lunch-break|
Image: J. Denyer
|Prof Daniel Kelly talks about David Webb|
Image: R. Hodd
The hashtag for the conference proved very popular and lots of people used it throughout the day (to share their enthusiasm for all the great talks and workshops) and afterwards (to tell us what a brilliant day they'd had!)
We were all delighted to see how many newcomers attended: people who had not been to a BSBI meeting before and were not BSBI members.
Many of them were under-30 so organisers Maria Long (BSBI Irish Officer) and Paula O'Meara (Secretary of the Committee for Ireland) are obviously doing a great job enthusing the next generation of Irish botanists!
|Maria (on left) & rushes expert Lynda Weekes|
Image: F. O'Neill
Zoologist Ruth Carden tweeted "Enjoying the #IrishBSBIConference in National Botanic Gardens on a glorious day, a zoologist among friendly botanists"; student Cian White enjoyed the "fascinating talk on David Webb" and Fiona O'Neill tweeted: "Loving the #IrishBSBIConference, learning so much and meeting terrific people".
|"All ready to teach aquatics": Joanne Denyer|
Waterford Institute of Technology's Horticulture Dept. tweeted:
Great day at the #IrishBSBIConference in Dublin today. Will be encouraging our students to attend next yr. Hort & botany an ideal marriage!
And finally, delegate Colm Clarke put it most succinctly of all: "It was a cracker of a conference".