Events

Inverness Lecture: Woodlands, railway stations and wild flowers of Easter Ross

Location

Smithton Free Church, Inverness

Leaders

Dr Brian Ballinger

Date

Tue, 15/01/2019 - 19:30 - 20:30

This lecture is held jointly with the Inverness Botany Group.
Smithton Free Church, 1 Murray Road, Smithton IV2 7YU
Further details on the Inverness Botany Group website http://www.invernessbotanygroup.com/home


Edinburgh Lecture: Woodlands, railway stations and wild flowers of Easter Ross

Location

Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh

Leaders

Dr Brian Ballinger

Date

Thu, 10/01/2019 - 18:00 - 19:00

BSS Lectures are held jointly with the Royal Botanic Garden, in their Lecture Theatre at 20A Inverleith Row, EH3 5LR . Doors open at 17:30, lectures commence at 18:00.


Edinburgh Lecture: Selection of plant material by tool-using New Caledonia crows

Location

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20A Inverleith Row, EH3 5LR

Leaders

Professor Christian Rutz - University of St Andrews

Date

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 18:00 - 19:00

Selection of plant material by tool-using New Caledonia crows - a botanical detective story from the South Pacific.


Mycology Recording Meeting

Location

Penicuik House, Peniciuk

Leaders

Cameron Diekonigin

Date

Sun, 09/12/2018 (All day)

The Fungus Group of South-East Scotland is planning a recording workshop. The aim is to explore three different recording systems used for fungi in Scotland. The workshop will cover the key pieces of information needed for a comprehensive record, as well as one or two short forays.


Edinburgh Lecture: From ancient algae to future fuels

Location

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Leaders

Professor John Love, Exeter University

Date

Thu, 15/11/2018 - 18:00

John Love is Professor of Synthetic Biology at the University of Exeter, which he joined as a lecturer in 2003. He obtained his B.Sc. in Biology from the University of St.


Scottish Botanists' Conference

Location

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20A Inverleith Row, EH3 5LR

Leaders

BSBI and BSS

Date

Sat, 03/11/2018 - 09:15 - 18:00

This Conference is for everyone with an interest in Scottish Botany. The programme includes short botanical talks, a poster session, an identification helpdesk and a selection of mini-workshops for beginners, intermediates and more experienced botanists. Prof. Richard Ennos of the University of Edinburgh will be our guest speaker, on the topic of tree pathogens.


Edinburgh Lecture: Weird Plants

Location

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Leaders

Dr Chris Thorogood, Oxford University

Date

Thu, 25/10/2018 - 18:00

Our green planet is home to a dazzling diversity of flowering plant species. This talk will explore the bizarre, the sinister and the mysterious side of the plant world.


Fungus Foray

Location

West Linton - Lyne Dale Woods

Leaders

Dr Stephan Helfer

Date

Sun, 16/09/2018 - 11:00

Meet at the start of "The Loan" - NT14915203 off the A702. Postcode EH46 7DR. (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/55°45'15.2"N+3°21'25.9"W/@55.754234,-3.3593827,516m)
Please note post codes are useful for satnavs but not always precise for field meetings.
Please wear clothing and footwear suitable for a muddy woodland walk, bring a packed lunch, and an ID book and pocket lens if you have one.


Edinburgh Lecture: The Orchid Hunter: from a gap year adventure to conservation genetics

Location

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Leaders

Leif Bersweden, Royal Botanic Garden, Kew

Date

Thu, 13/09/2018 - 18:00

On one of the strangest pre-university gap years you’ve ever heard of, Leif Bersweden spent the summer of 2013 hunting down all 52 species of wild orchid native to Britain and Ireland. He introduces his book, The Orchid Hunter, which tells the personal tale of this summer long quest.


Field meeting: Cammo Bioblitz

Location

Cammo Estate, Edinburgh

Leaders

David Chamberlain

Date

Sun, 19/08/2018 - 11:00

This will be a whole day drop-in event, lasting until at least 4.00pm

Aims: to record the higher plants and bryophytes in the Estate which comprises the Policies of the burnt out shell of Cammo House. These contain open but manicured woodland including an arboretum, extensive meadow areas, streams and a water feature.


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