BSBI Irish Spring Conference 2022
Our 2022 Irish Spring Conference took place online on Saturday 2nd April. You can click on the links to watch recordings of the talks, or go straight to the BSBI Irish Spring Conference 2022 playlist on our YouTube channel.
- Cliona Byrne: Welcome
- Travelling across Bord na Móna Peatlands, Mark McCorry
- How to identify non-native Alders, Daniel Buckley
- Experiences of a long-serving Vice-county Recorder, Sylvia Reynolds
- A photographic guide to Ireland’s freshwater and riparian plants, Ronan Matson
- Looking for Seagrass along the south coast of Wexford, Mick Berry
- How might the Strawberry-tree Arbutus unedo have come to Ireland, Micheline Sheehy Skeffington
- Rare Plant Project Ireland, Robert Northridge
- Close Micheline Sheehy Skeffington
During the break we showed a slideshow of members' photographs.
BSBI Irish Spring Conference 2021
120 recorders, members and non-members participated in our first ever online BSBI Irish Spring Conference on Saturday 27th March. All the conference talks are on BSBI's YouTube channel and are linked here:
- Project Save our Schedule 8s! - Debbie Gillies, True Harvest Seeds & Karl Hamilton, Dryas Ecology
- Can botany provide a window to our medieval past? - Dr Fiona MacGowan, BSBI Recorder Co. Laois
- Marsh Saxifrage: conservation in NI - Dr Gareth Bareham, RSPB Garron Plateau SAC Project Manager
- Discovery of Dune Helleborine in Dublin - Gonçalo Santos, University of Lisbon
- BSBI New Year Plant Hunt 2021 - Jessica Hamilton, Co-ordinator of the BSBI Kerry Local Group
- Distribution and ecology of Irish Lady's-tresses in Galway & Mayo - Dr John Conaghan, BSBI Recorder West Galway
- Distinguishing large riparian sedges - John Faulkner, BSBI Recorder Co. Armagh
- History of Cloudberry in Ireland - Dr Noeleen Smyth, Conservation Botanist, National Botanic Gardens
- Ireland's disjunct flora - Dr Rory Hodd, BSBI Recorder Kerry
- Aquatics Plant Project 2021 - Paul Green, BSBI Irish Officer
- Rare Plant Project in Ireland - Jim McIntosh, BSBI Scottish Officer
During the break, we also showed an excellent slideshow of Exciting Finds from around Ireland.
Thank you to all our lovely conference speakers.
- BSBI Species Account for Marsh Saxifrage
- Co-operation across borders for biodiversity Project
- The Garron Plateau Report
- Epipactis dunensis - a confirmed new addition for the Irish Flora (Scientific Paper)
- The discovery of Dune Helleborine in Ireland, Irish Botanical News 2020
- Gonçalo Santos’ Blog
- The 2021 New Year Plant Hunt
- Distribution of Irish Lady's-tresses in Britain & Ireland
- John Faulkner's Sedge ID notes and Sedge ID table
- Distribution of Cloudberry in Britain & Ireland
Irish Conference Archive
If you'd like to know what to expect at an Irish BSBI conference, check out our Conference Archive, where you can read about the events, view slides from the talks, and download some workshop handouts.