Friday, 20 October 2017

Scottish Annual Meeting 2017: a great programme

Wearing 3-D glasses to help with stonewort ID
at the 2016 Scottish Annual Meeting
Image: C. Ferguson-Smyth
BSBI Scottish Officer Jim McIntosh has been in touch to tell us about what's on offer at this year's Scottish Annual Meeting, which will be held at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh on Saturday 4th November. Over to Jim: 

"We have a great line-up of speakers at this year’s Scottish Annual Meeting, with Mike Scott giving a talk on Mountain Flowers, the title of his recent book; Dr Mario Vallejo-Marin on Monkeyflowers; Dr Aline Finger on Marsh Saxifrage and Roy Sexton on Plant monitoring & conservation with SWT Stirling.

Trees at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh -
just waiting for Matt & Max to ID them!
Image: I. Denholm
"We also have a great selection of mini-workshops – Introductions to Ferns, Pondweeds & Willows, with Heather McHaffie, Claudia Ferguson-Smyth, and Les Tucker respectively. Or if you fancy some fresh air – Conifer ID or Winter Deciduous Tree ID with Matt Parratt and Max Coleman, respectively. Or for something more cerebral, a discussion on Post-2020 BSBI projects with BSBI Scientific Officer Pete Stroh!

"The conference room will be stuffed full of interesting posters and exhibits (although there is always room for more) and we will have regular features such as the BSBI Photographic Competition, a pop-up bookshop from Summerfield Books and the ID Help Desk. 

"If you have already booked for this year's Scottish Annual Meeting – thank you very much! If you have yet to book, note the meeting is just two weeks tomorrow and the deadline for bookings is the 28th October - one week tomorrow. So if you plan to come, please book now by clicking here!"

Many thanks to Jim for telling us about what's on offer at this year's Scottish Annual Meeting. See you there?