BSBI Handbook: Eyebrights

Eyebrights of Britain and Ireland: BSBI Handbook #18

Eyebrights expert Chris Metherell and illustrator Fred Rumsey spent six years working towards the publication of this BSBI Handbook, number 18 in the series, and Eyebrights of Britain and Ireland was published in June 2018. There was a launch at the Natural History Museum, London, and botanists across the country - in herbaria and on Hebridean islands! - used social media to take part in Eyebright Day.

Take a look at this  sample page from the Eyebrights of Britain and Ireland Handbook, which is a fully illustrated A5 softback with full colour photographs and B&W line illustrations.

The Handbook costs £17.50 and is available to purchase now from Summerfield BooksBSBI members were able to pre-order a copy at the discounted price of £12 plus postage & packing but this pre-publication offer has now closed.

This interview with author Chris Metherell gives a glimpse into the six years of work - research, herbarium visits, consultation, fieldwork, workshops, testing of keys - that went into this Handbook.