Are you taxed to distinguish a daisy from a dandelion? Are you an expert on sorting out the taraxacums?
Either way, you will find the Botany Section a great source of information and enjoyment.
The Spring and Summer Programme includes fortnightly field meetings to local botanically rich areas. All flowering plants are identified and recorded. Lively discussions are prompted by the discovery of a difficult plant, with the result that everyone present learns a great deal. These field meetings, since they are primarily intended as an exploration of botany, are taken at a gentle pace, and are punctuated by many unscheduled stops for photography, questions, or simply to gaze at the beauty of the plants.
Autumn Field Meetings are devoted to Mycology, when members attempt to come to terms with the demanding, but fascinating, world of toadstools.
During the winter months, we enjoy a varied programme of illustrated lectures, dealing with botany locally and abroad.
Both the beginner and the experienced botanist will find an annual programme with much interest, coupled with great opportunities for improving his or her botanical skills.
Upcoming Plants events
Botany Field Meeting18th May 2017 at 10.30am-2.30pm (approx.)
Leader: Mike Downing, Durlston Country Park, Map Ref: OL15 SZ 032 773, Meet in Car Park (by meter), Looking for early Orchids, Sea Mayweed, Tufted & Lesser Centaury, Corky-fruited Dropwort and Wild Clary (distance: c3.4km, height change 66m).
Botany Field MeetingJune 12, 2014
12 June 2014, Boscombe Overcliff Leader: Ted Pratt Map reference: OL22 / SZ 107 912 (East Cliff Road car park) From the car park we walked east 12 members and 1 non-member attended. 17 species were recorded at Boscombe Overcliff as detailed below: Avena fatua Wild-oat Dactylis glomerata Cock’s-foot Agrostis capillaris Common Bent Holcus lanatus […]