|Sandy (2nd from right) and fellow London botanists|
take part in the 2018 New Year Plant Hunt
Image : L. Bersweden
Sandy is an active BSBI member as well as a trustee, a world-class taxonomist and expert in the potato family Solanaceae, a great science communicator and advocate of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
Her blogpost coincides with a meeting the Linnean Society is holding tomorrow 21st March to celebrate its 230th anniversary and the 16 women fellows it voted to elect in 1904.
|Sandy was astonished by Roger Horton's|
'Fooled by Babington' poster at the
2015 BSBI Exhibition Meeting
Image: Waheed Arshad
So it seems particularly fitting that the BSBI should applaud Sandy and all our friends and colleagues at the Linnean Society in their endeavours tomorrow to - as Sandy's blogpost says - "celebrate the efforts and successes of female natural historians in documenting and describing the world around us" and "come together and discuss how to expand the diversity in our community to become a catalyst for change".