“Identifying Wild Flower Families” Workshops.

Leaders

Dr Faith Anstey

This spring the BSBI has joined forces with Plantlife to offer three separate fascinating one-day workshops led by Dr Faith Anstey, to help you learn how to identify wild flowers by studying the families they belong to.


Scheduled downtime: Plant Ecology and Diversity

Date

Sat, 01/03/2014 - 16:00 - Sun, 02/03/2014 - 08:00

The Society's journal Plant Ecology and Diversity Online will be unavailable for a duration of 16 hours, between Saturday 1st March 2014 at 16:00 GMT and will end on Sunday 2nd March 2014 at 08:00 GMT, due to scheduled downtime due to an upgrade of the platform hardware by our technology partners.


Lecture "Arctic and Alpine plants in warmer climes"

Location

St Andrews

Leaders

Professor Bob Crawford

Date

Tue, 04/03/2014 - 19:30

BSS/Friends of St Andrews Botanic Garden joint lecture is at 7.30pm on Tuesday 4th March in St Andrews University Chemistry Department, North Haugh.
Professor Robert Crawford’s lecture “Arctic and Alpine Plants in warmer climes” is based on his new book – Taiga-Tundra Biology, copies will be on sale.


John Muir Bioblitz, Lionthorn Woods, Falkirk

Location

Lionthorn Woods, Falkirk

Leaders

Dan Jackman

Date

Sun, 04/05/2014 - 10:00 - 16:00

As part of Nature-Fest and the John Muir Way Events 2014, Lionthorn Community Woodland Association is organising a bioblitz for Sunday 4th May in our woods.

This is a great opportunity to show the local community the range of biodiversity on their doorstep and hopefully encourage interest in local wildlife and wildlife recording.


Special General Meeting

Location

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), 20a Inverleith Row

Date

Thu, 19/12/2013 - 16:45

As agreed at the September AGM, the Society will shortly be applying for its charitable status to be changed to the new Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation or "SCIO".


Seminar: Learning from Lichens – Understanding Climate Change Risk and Species Conservation

Location

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), 20a Inverleith Row

Leaders

Dr Chris Ellis

Date

Thu, 14/11/2013 - 10:30 - 11:30

Dr Chris Ellis will be giving a Seminar on Learning from Lichens – Understanding Climate Change Risk and Species Conservation. at 10:30am in the Board Room Annex, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), 20a Inverleith Row.


BSS Constitution updated and approved at the September AGM

At the Botanical Society Scotland's annual general meeting held on the 19th Sept 2013 the Society's constitution was updated, members wishing to have a copy of the constitution can download it here.


Distributed European School of Taxonomy - Tropical field botany in Belize

Location

Belize

Leaders

Dr. Louis Ronse De Craene

Date

Fri, 10/01/2014 (All day) - Fri, 24/01/2014 (All day)

Distributed European School of Taxonomy - Tropical field botany in Belize (Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 10-24 January 2014): registration deadline on 30 November 2013!

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Poisoned Arrows Storytelling Trail

Location

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE)

Date

Sat, 26/10/2013 (All day) - Sun, 27/10/2013 (All day)

The Poisoned Arrows Storytelling Trail is a special event at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) on 26 and 27 October. It's inspired by a series of letters John Kirk David Livingstone's Botanist) wrote in the 1800s to John Hutton Balfour, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh's Regius Keeper at the time.


The BSS and BSBI Scottish Annual Meeting 2013

Location

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), 20a Inverleith Row

Date

Sat, 02/11/2013 (All day)

The 2013 joint BSBI and BSS Scottish Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday the 2nd of November at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. All botanists – whether members or not – are very welcome. The programme and booking form is available to download here.


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