Training Opportunities in Northern Ireland in 2020
Thanks to a grant from CEDaR, we are offering training on aquatic plants and conifers in Northern Ireland this spring! Scroll down to find out more and to book your space...
Learn more about conifers
On Friday 6 and Saturday 7 March, conifer expert Matt Parratt will lead a conifer identification workshop at Castlewellan Forest Park, Co. Down. This workshop is open to everyone and you can choose to come to either day or both. There is a small fee of £10 for each day. You will need to bring your own lunch as there is nowhere on site to purchase food. The workshop will include both classroom and field work, weather permitting, so please bring outdoor clothing. Please complete the booking form to register and use the PayPal facility below to pay the workshop fee. Remember to select one of three options: Friday only; Saturday only; or both days.
Pay for your space on the conifer workshop
Learn more about aquatic plants
Building on the Aquatic Plant Project, aquatics expert Nick Stewart will be coming to Northern Ireland for a week in February. He will be working on aquatic plants in the Ulster Museum herbarium 17-21 February and will be offering small group mentoring while he is there to a limited number of experienced botanists. If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity, please contact John Faulkner.
On Saturday, 22 February, Nick will be running an aquatic plant identification workshop at Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Oxford Island, Co. Armagh. This full day course is open to everyone and will run from 10am until 4.30pm. There is a small fee of £10 for the day. Tea and coffee will be provided, but you’ll need to buy or bring your own lunch. If you have a hand lens, please bring it. The workshop will include some fieldwork, weather permitting, so please bring outdoor clothing. Please complete the booking form to register and use the PayPal facility below to pay the workshop fee.
Pay for your space on the aquatic plant ID workshop
Information and Resources
Irish Botanical Projects - current and past BSBI Ireland projects
Resources for Botanists in Ireland - Recording resources, record centres, rare plant registers, and more
Irish Botanical News - Our big annual publication edited by Paul Green
Ireland News Archive - Previous issues of the Irish BSBI Newsletter and older stories from the webpage
Local BSBI Groups
These are informal groups run by volunteers. They are a great way to improve your skills and meet other botanists. Get involved with a group near you!
- Clare – contact Stephen Ward
- Cork – contact Edwina Cole, or search them out on Facebook.
- Dublin/East Coast – contact Colm Clarke
- Galway – contact Ciaran Bruton
- Kerry – contact Jessica Hamilton
- Leitrim - contact the Ireland Officer
- Longford/Westmeath – contact the Ireland Officer
- Ulster BSBI Botany Group – search on Facebook
- Rough Crew – The group for adventurous botanists, exploring Ireland's mountains and islands. Contact Rory Hodd
Looking for something that was here before, but can't find it anymore? All older news items are now kept in the Ireland News Archive.