BSS

Lecture: Wildlife from a wild place: the flora and fauna of Glencoe National Nature Reserve

Location

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Leaders

Dan Watson NTS

Date

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 18:00

Our lectures are held jointly with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in their lecture theatre.
Tea will be available from 17:30.
Further details of the lecture to follow.


Perth Lecture: The Orchids of Central Scotland

Location

AK Bell Library, Perth

Leaders

Dr Roy Sexton, Scottish Wildlife Trust

Date

Wed, 06/12/2017 - 19:30

This lecture will be held in the Sandeman Room of the AK Bell Library.


Lecture: The secret world of rhododendrons

Location

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Leaders

Dr Richard Milne, University of Edinburgh

Date

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 18:00

Rhododendrons are familiar to all of us as garden plants, and, in one case, relentless invaders of the countryside. Yet their relationship with human beings goes back far beyond horticulture, and they have been used as medicines, insecticides and intoxicants for centuries.


Lecture in Dundee: Hidden treasures - the flora and fauna of Glencoe's corries and crags

Location

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Leaders

Dan Watson NTS

Date

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 19:30

This lecture is held jointly with the Dundee Naturalists' Society.


Joint BSBI/BSS Annual Meeting - all day event of lectures, workshops and posters

Location

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Date

Sat, 04/11/2017 - 09:15

Are you interested in Scottish Botany? Come and join us for the annual joint meeting of the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland, and the Botanical Society of Scotland.


Bryophyte Workshop in Dundee

Location

Dundee Museums Collection Unit, Barrack Street, Dundee

Leaders

Dr David Chamberlain

Date

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:00

This is an all day event, with both indoor and outdoor activities, held jointly with the Dundee Naturalists' Society. Space is limited and booking is essential, please contact brian@garrickwood.org.uk to do so.


Lecture: When will they ever learn? - a history of tree disease

Location

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Leaders

Prof. Richard Ennos, University of Edinurgh

Date

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 18:00

The discovery of ash dieback in Britain in 2012 created both a media storm and an awareness of the devastating ecological and economic effects that epidemic tree diseases may have. What was barely mentioned is that there has been a long history of catastrophic tree diseases across the globe with a common anthropogenic origin – the indiscriminate movement of trees to exotic locations.


Lecture: Too much woodland? Is the push for more tree cover reducing the naturalness of the Highlands?

Location

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Leaders

Dr James Fenton, NTS

Date

Thu, 21/09/2017 - 18:00

Amongst most nature conservationists in Scotland there is an implicit belief in the Clementsian concept of plant succession to a stable climax vegetation and that such a climax in Scotland is woodland. Hence the absence of woodland across most of the Highlands is ascribed to human action, and anything which prevents return to woodland such as grazing must be unnatural.


Fungus Foray

Location

Abbey St Bathans Woodland, East Lothian

Leaders

Stephan Helfer

Date

Sun, 17/09/2017 - 11:00

Stephan Helfer will lead this field meeting. The meeting place is the small car park for Edin Hall Broch at 55.841388, -2.337988. The car park is located on a minor road off the A 6112 about 3 miles south of Grantshouse (or 2 miles north of Preston) If there are too many cars to fit in, we will arrange to move cars to other parking places in the area.


Botanical Blitzes of urban conurbations in the Cairngorms

Location

Insh, Kingussie

Leaders

Maria and David Chamberlain

Date

Fri, 08/09/2017 (All day) - Sun, 10/09/2017 (All day)

This is a residential weekend, centred on Insh, but collecting data for the urban flora project in Aviemore, Kingussie and possibly Pitlochry. We have one cottage booked but others can be rented, so booking is essential. Please contact Maria.Chamberlain@ed.ac.uk


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