Monday, 1 July 2013

BSBI President on local radio.

Our new President, Ian Denholm, is to be interviewed on local radio twice this week. 

At 7.30 am tomorrow, 2nd July, Ian will be on BBC Three Counties Radio, talking about Giant Hogweed Heracleum mantegazzianum: how much of a threat does it pose to the public? By coincidence, today I was copy-editing a paper on this very subject for publication in the December issue of New Journal of Botany, so do look out for that. If you are not able to tune in at 7.30 tomorrow morning, the programme will be available here on Listen Again. 

Southern marsh orchid Dactylorhiza praetermissa
Photo: I. Denholm
And at 9.30 pm on Thursday, 4th July, Ian is being interviewed by Herts.-based Radio Verulam. They are keen to talk to him about BSBI and his plans for the next few years. The programme is called Environment Matters, and here is the link to it. Scroll down to see the Listen Again button. 

Even though Ian is in such demand from the media, he is still managing to get out in the field. Last week, he was in East Anglia looking at orchids (he is BSBI's co-referee for all orchids apart from Epipactis) and he photographed this stunning albino Dactylorhiza praetermissa.