BSBI AGM 2013: in the field.
|Photographing the South Stack Fleawort,
BSBI AGM, Anglesey, June 2013.
The trick is to look out for a cluster of botanists peering at something, and you can bet that at least one of them knows the plant well and can show you how to be equally confident about its identity.
|The South Stack Fleawort,
Tephroseris integrifolia ssp. maritima
|Ian Denholm (left), Arthur Chater, Jane Houldsworth,
and a Poplar Hawk-moth.
Newborough Warren, June 2013.
Our new President, Ian Denholm, was in great demand! As Orchid co-referee, he could help us interpret the field characters of the various orchids we spotted, and work out which species, sub-species or hybrid we were looking at.
It was great to catch up with botanical friends from previous field trips and also to meet new people like Jane Houldsworth, who has just become BSBI's first ever Head of Operations.
Jane seemed right at home walking around the lovely Anglesey sites like Newborough Warren, seeing what was growing there and chatting to all the members. And we all really enjoyed meeting her and sharing our mutual love of the natural world.
We saw some other nice wildlife - not just plants - like the Poplar Hawk-moth Ian is holding in the photo on the right. Click on any of the photos to see more detail.