Wednesday, 14 March 2018

BSBI Irish Spring Conference: updates

Spring Conference 2017, Glasnevin
Image: R. Hodd
A couple of updates to the programme for this year's mouth-watering programme for the BSBI Irish Spring Conference, to be held in Dublin on Saturday 24th March at the National Botanic Garden, Glasnevin.

First of all, the themed walk around the Botanic Garden will be led by none other than Director Matthew Jebb himself, a botanist so eminent that he has his own Wikipedia webpage.

Second, another flash talk has been added to the programme - this one is about the National Plant Monitoring Scheme in Ireland and it will be given by Pauline Campbell.

Viola lactea
Image: M. Porter
And an update to the info we gave you about the BSBI Viola Handbook. You'll remember that the Spring Conference has a bit of a Viola theme, with a talk and a workshop by Mike Porter, lead author on the Viola Handbook. 

We're delighted that Summerfield Books, BSBI's book-seller, will be offering delegates to the conference a chance to buy a copy of the Handbook at the special discount price of £13.43/ 16.39 euros, which will include postage and packaging (you'd normally pay RRP £14.99 + £1.99 P&P!). Conference organiser Maria Long will let all delegates know how they can take advantage of this special offer - many thanks to Summerfield Books for their support!