Monday, 10 October 2016

Aliens are coming to the Scottish Annual Meeting!

Prof Mick Crawley (on left) and John Faulkner,
BSBI President, at the 2015 AEM in London.
Image: Waheed Arshad 
Have you booked yet for BSBI's Scottish Annual Meeting

It's being held at the Battleby Conference Centre, Perth, on the 5th of November. 

There will be lots of botanical exhibits to enjoy and a full programme of talks and workshops.

The keynote talk is by Mick Crawley on Aliens in the British Flora. Mick gave a similar talk at last year's BSBI's Annual Exhibition Meeting at the Natural History Museum, London, and it was very well-received.


Images from the BSBI Photographic
Competition 2015 on display in London.
Image: Terry Swainbank
Also at the Scottish Annual Meeting - a chance to see all the entries in the BSBI Photographic Competition 2016 and to take part in the popular vote. 

The winning entries will then come down to Oxfordshire to be exhibited at the BSBI Annual Exhibition Meeting 2016. Last year there were more than 200 entries, so the exhibit at the AEM was seven metres long and very colourful!

If you'd like to take part in the competition, organised by Natalie Harmsworth, it's open to botanists across Britain and Ireland and there are just two categories this year: rare species or common species. You'll need to get your entries to Natalie before the 21st of October please.

More details here on the BSBI's Scotland page, where you can also find out more about the Scottish Annual Meeting and you can book to attend the event. There's also an option to stay on for the dinner afterwards - it's always a great evening so we hope that you can join us!