Image: M. Cruise
2. Lots of interesting plant sightings on BSBI members' blogs - such as sightings of 2 Cyperus spp. on the Gower, Filago vulgaris in Sheffield city, this white Kidney Vetch on Banstead Downs and Bird's-nest orchid refound in Wexford.
3. A happy story - "Herbarium workshops with nursing homes and Alzheimer's charities" in Kendal next year. Not a happy story - this account in Nature tells how American herbaria are feeling the pinch.
4. Nice note about publication of the Hybrid Flora on the Biological Records Centre website here.