|George Garnett and his Guernsey ferns display
at the BSBI Exhibition Meeting 2014
Image courtesy of K. Garnett
One thing I'm really pleased about is that two of our younger members, who exhibited for the first time at last year's Meeting, are both speaking at this year's event, and they have a combined age of <40. Our next generation of naturalists are really making their voices heard right now!
The theme for the morning session of talks is BSBI: North East West and South and we offer four presentations on interesting wild and naturalised plants growing at the limits of BSBI's range. First our President Ian Denholm and Lynne Farrell, BSBI Recorder for Mull, will tell us about botanising on Shetland this summer and then, in a break with tradition, we have a talk by a birder.
|BSBI President Ian Denholm
in the Herbarium at Univ Leicester
Image: L. Marsh
Representing the west, we have John Faulkner reporting on what BSBI botanists (including the celebrated "Rough Crew") found this summer in Mayo and Antrim. And for the south, Ian Denholm will tell us about orchids on Jersey (he is the BSBI's Orchid Co-Referee) and then we have George Garnett, speaking about botanising on Guernsey and with a focus on ferns.
George is the first of the two younger members but if you want to find out about the other one - and find out who our keynote speaker is - you will have to look at the flyer here or wait for the next News & Views post about the afternoon we have planned for you at the AEM!