|Keying out over lunch, Flintshire
Image: M. Clymko
taking lovely images of orchids and other plants in flower just now, and of BSBI recorders in the field: I just had to share the image on the right, from the BSBI Cymru Blog!
telling us more about individual plants like these Fly Orchids in the Avon Gorge, or the wildlife of unusual habitats, like this old lead mine;
|Cystopteris fragilis recorded in VC42
Image: J. Crellin
working with other organisations, like Wildlife Trusts and the Wildflower Society, to put on great joint meetings for local botanists;
seeing other nice wildlife and encouraging members to submit those records to the relevant person;
sharing their personal thoughts on more controversial issues - like biodiversity offsetting - and inviting you to leave them a comment and join the debate;
attending BSBI national workshops and offering some great feedback;
|Working on botanical specimens
Image courtesy of Birmingham Museums Trust
offering botanical ID challenges and reminding us how much fun it can be learning about botany!
counting orchids for Natural England and passing on info about regional volunteering opportunities for botanists, like the chance to work on botanical specimens this summer in Birmingham. [I rarely post about VC55 stuff on this page, to avoid any hint of favouritism, but just had to share these two!]