Friday, 13 March 2015

Botanical snippets for March

Apologies that a nasty virus has prevented my posting recently but here's a round-up of a few things that have been going on in the botanical world - if you know of anything I've missed, please leave a comment below!

There's a great new resource from BSBI's Training & Education Committee. See the new 'So you want to know your plants' pdf here.

Galium murale at Rosslare
Image: P. Green
An excellent article about Kew in this week's Indy (by the peerless Mike McCarthy) - read it here.

News of several Bioblitzes planned for this summer: Cambridge University Botanic Garden are holding a 24 hour Bioblitz starting at 5pm on Friday 12th June. Idle Valley Nature Reserve in Notts (VC56) are starting their Bioblitz at 6pm on Friday 24th July. More information on their websites. Please let organisers know if you are able to offer a guided walk or other activity at one of these Bioblitzes.

A very helpful resource from Stephen Head and Ken Thompson here. It's a pdf entitled 'What is the relative value for wildlife of native and non-native plants in our gardens?' Beautifully written, as you'd expect from Ken who is a BSBI member as well as a journalist.

Paul Green seems to find a new species in Co. Wexford almost every week! Follow his finds here on the Wildflowers of Wexford blog. Lots of other interesting posts in our list (on right) of blogs by BSBI members.