|Harebell Campanula rotundifolia
Image: C. Ferguson-Smyth
Nigel was impressed by Michael Proctor and Margaret Bradshaw's paper - the first in a planned series - on Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) examination of leaves of British sedges Carex spp. And of the illustrations, Nigel says "The images need to be seen to be properly appreciated, but the imaging of epicuticular waxes in, for example, Figure 1f attests to their high quality. Bring on Part 2!"
Ok, Nigel! I hope you will be pleased to hear that Part 2 has already been accepted for publication in New Journal of Botany 4.1, which is due to drop through your letterbox during April. And I am taking this opportunity to show you the first of four species which Claudia Ferguson-Smyth has selected to grace the brand-new cover of New Journal of Botany throughout 2014. There are three images by Claudia and a fourth by Christopher F. Carter.
|Irish & British BSBI members, Killarney, 2013
Image: M. Long
Michael Viney in the Irish Times also called this name change "long overdue". So, here's to the next fifty years of the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland supporting botanists in Scotland and England and Wales and the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. And also - although it may no longer be geographically correct - from the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands!