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


Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh


Dr Brian Ballinger


Thursday, 10 January, 2019 - 18:00 - 19:00

Brian Ballinger’s lecture will focus on the flora of Easter Ross, where he is the BSBI’s Botanical Recorder. He will take us on a photographic tour of the various regions, flora and habitats of the area. These will include coast, farmland, towns, woodland, moorland and mountains. Some of the special plants of northern Scotland will mentioned. He will also describe some particular projects and some of the problems he has encountered doing this work.
Brian is a retired hospital consultant with a long-standing interest in natural history, and botany in particular. Twenty-one years ago, he and his late wife bought a wood in Easter Ross and subsequently acquired a flat in a working railway station.
He has been the BSBI’s recorder for 15 years (initially jointly with his wife). He became Botanical Society of Scotland local secretary for Tayside 8 years ago and is now the BSS President. He is a past president of Dundee Naturalists and past Chairman of Scottish Wildlife Trust Angus and Dundee Members’ Centre.

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.


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