Monday 21 September 2015

"Piles of plants" at end of BSBI Irish AGM!

Social media was buzzing on Saturday with BSBI members in Ireland live tweeting from the Irish AGM, held at the Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin.

Oisin Duffy tweeted the image on the right, of Matthew Jebb, Director of the Botanic Gardens, giving a talk titled 'In R. L. Praeger's footsteps'. 

BSBI Irish Officer Maria Long tweeted "Yes, absolutely fascinating talk on Praeger, his incredible athleticism and his botanical legacy."

Next up were talks on alien plants from Sylvia Reynolds, Paul Green, Graham Day and John Faulkner (Chair of the Committee for Ireland). Speakers focused on which alien species to look out for while botanists are out recording for Atlas 2020.

Maria tweeted the image on the left of John surrounded by piles of plants by the end of the session and everyone agreed that to a botanist, that's one sign of a successful meeting!

BSBI President Ian Denholm was at the Irish AGM so I'm hoping to hear more about it when I catch up with him on Wednesday, when BSBI's Meetings & Communications Committee meets in London. If there's any juicy gossip, News & Views readers will be the first to know... 

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