Thursday, 7 July 2016

BSBI eNews now available to all botanical recorders

Jim (on left) botanising on Ben Nevis
Image: I. Strachan 
BSBI's eNews has long gone out each month to our network of County Recorders, expert plant referees and BSBI staff and officers. Now under Jim McIntosh's editorship, eNews has become an excellent resource so we thought - why not share it with all active botanical recorders, whether or not they are BSBI members?

The latest issue has details of the forthcoming Recorders' Conference; lots of info about Mapmate; a new project to collect material which will help us unravel the taxonomic arguments around Ophioglossum spp. (Adder's-tongues); an interesting note on Deergrass; invitations from some of our plant referees for specimens of particular taxa; and help in separating Hawkweeds from Northern Hawk's-beard.

Ophioglossum vulgatum
Image courtesy of Floral Images
http://www.floralimages.co.uk/page.php?
taxon=ophioglossum_vulgatum,1
You can download the July issue, and three equally useful back-issues, from the BSBI Publications page here. As Jim says, contributions and comments are welcome, so let us know what you think of eNews and please share it with friends and colleagues.

On the subject of publications - but for BSBI members only this time: you can now download recent copies of BSBI News from the members-only area of the BSBI website. Just click on the green box on the BSBI homepage, enter your password and scroll down the resources for members. Back-copies of BSBI News, from 1972 to 2014, are available to all via our Publications Archive.

The latest issue of our third periodical, New Journal of Botany, is due to be published next week - watch this space!