Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Plant ID workshops in Scotland

On Saturday a very successful workshop on identifying wild flower families was held in Dumfries. Find out what goes on at one of these workshops here and here. Organiser Chris Miles and tutor Faith Anstey tell me the Dumfries event went very smoothly. 

Participants at the ID workshop in Dumfries
keying out plants in the field
Image: C. Miles
They also handed out leaflets about the National Plant Monitoring Scheme, so students could put their new found ID skills to good use after the workshop was over by joining in this nationwide scheme to monitor our wild flowers. And of course all students also received a copy of 'So You Want to Know Your Plants', the helpful leaflet produced by BSBI's Training Team. It points botanists at all skill levels towards the opportunities available to them at their current skill level, and also the steps to take if they wish to build up those skills and progress to the next level. It's a very popular leaflet - 7,317 of you have already downloaded a copy from the Training page on the BSBI website!

If you are kicking yourself for missing out on the workshop in Dumfries, there are still a few places left on the next workshop, which will be held in Aberdeen this Saturday 26th May. Head over here to book your space.