BSBI Workshop on Identifying Plant Families
After two very successful workshops in 2017, we are planning two one-day workshops in Dumfries and Aberdeen in May 2018 to help beginners and improvers identify plant families and plants. Non-members very welcome! Click the links for further information and to book.
We are also planning to hold two FREE follow-up days in the field especially for participants of the workshops (past and present) and for anyone else interested in improving their skills and confidence in identification in the field. They will be held at:-
- Saturday 28 July St Cyrus National Nature Reserve, near Montrose.
- Saturday 4 August Ballinluig, near Pitlochry.
BSBI / BSS Scottish Annual Meeting 2018
The 2018 Scottish Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday the 3rd November. We will let you know as soon as the venue has been agreed.
BSBI Workshop on Identifying Common Grasses
In July, we held a beginners’ workshop on identifying grasses at Holyrood Park in Edinburgh. Watch this space for training opportunities in 2018!
BSBI / BSS Scottish Annual Meeting 2017
The 2017 Scottish Annual Meeting was held on Saturday 4th November at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. We had 150 participate in a packed and exciting day of botanical talks, workshops, exhibits and posters. The exhibition abstracts and the presentations are on the Scottish Annual Meeting page as pdfs. Take a look!
Judging of the 2017 BSBI Photographic Competition also took place at the Scottish Annual Meeting - images and more info here.
Scottish Field Meetings - 2018
Click on the link to download a full list of all the Scottish Field Meetings for 2018. Many of them aim to improve Atlas 2020 coverage in Scotland so we’d be really pleased if Scottish botanists (whether members or not) would give the programme their full support! Several are targeted at beginners and improvers – and again we’d welcome both members and non-members.
BSBI Scottish Recording Conferences 2018
We plan to hold two one-day recording conferences for all recorders and members interested in recording (north or south of the border) in 2018. They will be on the 14th April at RBGE and on the 28th April at Strathpeffer Community Centre. The same programme will be repeated (more or less) so folk can choose whichever is easier to travel to. Mark the dates in your diaries now and keep an eye on the Scottish Conferences page.
BSBI Scottish Recording Conference 2017
The 2017 BSBI Scottish Recording Conference was held over the weekend of the 10-12 March at FSC Kindrogan.
For details of the programme and pdfs of all the presentations and further details please see the Scottish Conferences page.
Introduction to Recording Workshop
This is a one-day workshop at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh on Saturday 19 May 2018. It will focus on the practicalities of recording and will include:
- How to select size and location of square to survey
- How to plan a route in the square
- How to find, prepare and complete recording cards
- How to use a GPS
- Recording fieldcraft
The workshop which will be part indoors and part in the field is for improvers who are reasonably confident with scientific names. Put the date in your diary and watch out for more information here!
BSBI Scottish Officer, Jim McIntosh
Scottish Local Groups
Many groups organise botanical field meetings across Scotland. Here is a selection:
- Kirkcudbrightshire run by David Hawker
- Lanarkshire run by Michael Philip
- Perthshire - Perthshire Society of Natural Sciences
- Highlands - Inverness Botany Group
- Moray run by Ian Green
In pdf format, right-click to download. If you do not have a pdf reader try Adobe.