|Mark Lynes working on Alchemilla specimens:
"What big teeth you have grandma..."
Image: M. Lynes
Following a revamp of the BSBI website, they now have a page all of their own.
The rumour is that insiders are now placing bets on which will be the next Handbook to go to press.
Will it be the Alchemilla (lady's-mantles) Handbook, whose author Mark Lynes regularly tweets tantalising photos of specimens he's working on? Mark has recently submitted an Alchemilla manuscript to British & Irish Botany - exciting!
|Tim Rich talking about Gentians at the
2018 Recorders' Conference
Image: S. Whild
At a recent meeting of BSBI's Publications Committee, Chair John Poland reported that work is going well and Mike hopes to publish very soon.
We also heard at the 2018 Recorders' Conference that ace botanist Tim Rich of Plant Crib fame is planning, with fellow top botanist Andy McVeigh, to publish a handbook on Gentians (see slide 2 of Tim's fabulous Gentian PPT here).
|Irina working on willow specimens
Image courtesy of SLBI
So place your bets now - which will be BSBI Handbook #19: lady's-mantles, as expected? Or Mike Shaw's southern hawkweeds? Will Tim Rich come up on the inside lane and reach the finishing line first? Or will Irina's new Willow Handbook pip all other contenders to the post? Or maybe it will be a dead heat!
One thing's certain - you'll need to clear some space on your bookshelves to make way for all these forthcoming BSBI Handbooks!