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


Smithton Free Church, Inverness


Dr Brian Ballinger


Tuesday, 15 January, 2019 - 19:30 - 20:30

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.

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

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