|Talk by Fred Rumsey, BSBI's Fern Referee
Maria also sent through the three images on this page, all taken yesterday, but apologies that I don't yet have the photographers' names.
I hear that Fred Rumsey's fern session went down well, with new member Sheila tweeting:
Great afternoon @BSBIbotany Irish conference, really enjoyed the variety of topics, ferns, grasslands and grass ID workshops. Super stuff!!
I know that our President Ian Denholm has been looking forward to this meeting. As BSBI's Orchid Co-Referee, he has spent a great deal of time in Ireland over the years, happily measuring labella with Richard Bateman.
|Ian Denholm & Irish members
Herbarium, Glasnevin, Dublin
And good to see Chris Metherell hard at work on Euphrasia, bringing the Eyebright handbook ever closer. Apparently Chris was in the Cambridge University Herbarium last month, looking at specimens, so I hope he will send an update soon about what he found.
|Chris Metherell, Irish botanist (?) & Euphrasia (?)
Take a look at Christopher F. Carter's image here which also graced the cover of New Journal of Botany last year and you will understand the enthusiasm here:
Great day at @BSBIbotany Irish conference at Glasnevin. I've learned to love stoneworts!
As soon as I receive more reports/photos from Ireland, I'll post them here on the Blog, so watch this space!