|A great chance to network|
Image: C. Metherell
A morning of talks was followed by an afternoon of workshops, and social media have been buzzing with images and tweets about the day. Mairead Crawford and Oisin Duffy - who featured on these pages earlier this year when Oisin's image of a Daisy won the prize for First Plant Photographed in the New Year Plant Hunt - offered a presentation on recording challenges in East Donegal H34. This guest blogpost by Oisin tells you a bit more about the recording that he and Mairead have been doing in East Donegal, while this tweet and photo from Friday shows that they had really done their prep for the Conference:
Afterwards, Mairead tweeted:
Had a great time at the @BSBIbotany Irish members conference yesterday. @murlong77 did an amazing job organising it! :)
|Fiona MacGowan at the IMC|
Image: O. Duffy
|Faith Wilson at the IMC|
Image: O. Duffy
BSBI President Ian Denholm was at the Conference too. He attends nearly all our big meetings across Britain and Ireland (at his own expense) and always seems to have his finger on the society's pulse. Well today I can offer you proof that, while Ian doesn't miss much, he does not literally have eyes in the back of his head!
The images above and left show Ian taking photos of the various speakers and in the process being captured by Oisin, who was sitting behind him and was also taking photos of the event!
The next big event in Ireland is the Annual Summer Meeting in June, when you too could have a chance to photograph the back of the presidential head and some rather nice plants as well. Head over to this page to book and to check out the outline programme - details of fieldtrips are already up and details of speakers will be posted soon.