Saturday, 31 October 2015

Afternoon talks at BSBI's Annual Exhibition Meeting

Exhibition Meeting 2013, Natural History Museum
Image: L. Marsh
If you haven't yet booked for this year's BSBI Annual Exhibition Meeting on 28th November, maybe seeing the final programme, and hearing about the three excellent talks we have lined up for the afternoon, will encourage you to take the plunge!

After a morning of talks about botanising at the northern, eastern, western and southern limits of BSBI's range, and once you have fitted in looking at all the exhibits and having a go at John Poland's plant ID quiz, or perhaps enjoying a behind-the-scenes tour of the Natural History Museum herbarium, and the society's AGM, and catching up with old friends and meeting new ones, and lunch... 

Exhibition Meeting 2014, University of Leicester
Image: L. Marsh
Then you can enjoy three talks aimed at anyone who wants to get started in botany and recording:

Brenda Harold will tell us about Identiplant, the on-line botanical training course for beginners.

Oli Pescott will be offering us an update on the first year of the National Plant Monitoring Scheme.

Ryan Clark will be telling us all about BSBI's annual New Year Plant Hunt - last year's runaway success and plans for 2016.

Puzzling over the plant quizzes;
Exhibition Meeting 2013
Image: J. Mitchley
Then we'll give you time for a cup of tea and a bun before our keynote speaker takes to the stage at 4pm. Prof Mick Crawley will be talking about Alien Plants - find out more here.

Many thanks to all of you who have already emailed us at meetings@bsbi.org to say that you plan to join us on 28th November, and to the 35 exhibitors so far who have been in touch to reserve a space. 

See what you'll be missing if you don't click here now and register for this amazing free event!