Saturday 29 November 2014

More AEM exhibits for you to check out

Three more of our AEM exhibitors have responded to the call to share details of their exhibits more widely:

Dr M and Apps at AEM 2014
Image: P. Heslop-Harrison
Katrina Sharp (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Bangor) was unable to attend the AEM in person but offered a small exhibit about a project that BSBI members might like to get involved with. 

Katrina and colleagues are trying to build up a database of incidences of leaf damage due to ozone pollution. 

She is asking botanists to submit any sightings: you can find out more about what to look out for, download a brochure and register here. There is a smart-phone App that you can use, or you can submit records the old-fashioned way if you'd rather.

Jonathan Mitchley (aka Dr M) offered an activity-based stand, with botanists encouraged to try out some of the plant ID Apps currently on offer. 

Nichola (on left) and botanical activities
for children, AEM 2013
Image: L. Marsh
He was particularly keen to compare the Book of Stace with the App of Stace. If you would like to download and try out any of the Apps that Dr M used, I'm sure he'd be delighted to hear how you got on: you can leave a comment on his blog.

Nichola Hawkins exhibited her Botanical Activities for Children, and is happy for you to download these resources free of charge here

Nichola is also Publicity Officer for the Wild Flower Society, and if you aren't aware of the excellent plant ID resources on their website, or their annual programme of field meetings, then I suggest you head over here and take a look. 

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