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 Meeting: Pamphill9th May 2019 at 10.30am
Leader: Sue Clark Pamphill Map Ref: E118 / ST 992 004 (Near Pamphill School) Circular walk through woods, down sunken lane then along the banks of the Stour.
Field Meeting: Martin Down26th May 2019 at 10.30am
Leader: Mark Spencer Martin Down Nature Reserve Map Ref: SU 037201. Objective: To find and observe early summer flowers and target species Marsh Fritillary, Adonis Blue, Grizzled and Dingy Skippers. We will meet in the car park off the A354 Salisbury to Blandford road. Our walk over the site will be fairly flat, though be […]
Botany Field Meeting: Wick Fields20th June 2019 at 10.30am
Leader: Charlie Light Wick Fields, Map Ref: OL22 / SZ 152923 A walk from the Riverlands car park off Wick Lane, along the Stour riverbank across Wick Fields to Hengistbury Head and back.