BSBI VC55: the Botany Group
The BSBI VC55 group was started in 2008 by a group of botanical enthusiasts who enjoy sharing field ID tips; as of 2016, our numbers have grown to almost 300. The group encourages BSBI members and their local guests to botanise, learn and record together.
We welcome both advanced and beginner botanists on our annual programme of field meetings. From April to October we focus on flowering plants and in winter we switch to gymnosperms, bryophytes and lichens; our winter talks and workshops are hosted by the University of Leicester Botanic Garden.
The County Recorder is Dr Geoffrey Hall.
Local Group Meetings
Our Meetings calendar for 2016 is now available on our blog (link on right). On the blog, you can find out about our field and indoor meetings throughout the year.
We hold some meetings on fixed dates and also arrange others in an impromptu manner, using suggestions from the group and an on-line polling system (Doodle) to decide the best day for the majority of participants. Meetings are usually held at weekends and last for half a day, but we also hold weekday evening meetings during the summer. Our communications are all carried out electronically, usually by email.
The Flora of Groby Parish, Martinshaw Wood and Sheet Hedges, by Edith Hesselgreaves, 1973. Digitised by Stephen Woodward.