Friday, 5 May 2017

Book now for the Kerry Recording Event

The lovely Dingle peninsula
Image: R. Hodd
Bookings have just gone live for the Kerry BSBI Recording Event, to be held 1st-5th June on the Dingle peninsula. The leader will be Rory Hodd (he and Caroline Mhic Daeid are the two County Recorders for Co. Kerry), and the event is aimed at helping with recording for Atlas 2020

If Rory's name sounds familiar, that's because he is also a key member of the celebrated Rough Crew. BSBI Irish Officer Maria Long (who needs no introduction to regular News & Views readers!) will also be in attendance, as will Caroline, so there will be lots of support and botanical brains to pick.  


Friendly botanists at the Cork Recording Event
(Maria is, as always, right in the middle!)
Image: L. Weekes
Participants will be based at the Harbour House Guesthouse at the tip of the Maharees peninsula for this five day recording extravaganza, so there will be opportunities each evening for both examining specimens collected during the day and also for socialising. This event promises to be as successful as last summer's Cork Recording Event, at which BSBI's botanical find of the year was recorded! 

Whether you are a seasoned botanical recorder or a beginner keen to learn more, if you can be in Co,. Kerry during the first week in June then the #KerryBSBIevent is for you, so head over to the BSBI Ireland webpage to find out more and download a booking form.

P.S. Once you're on the BSBI Ireland page, you can follow the link to the new Irish Conferences webpage and download presentations from the recent (and incredibly successful) Irish BSBI Conference. It's all happening for botanists in Ireland!