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 – Spetisbury31st August 2017 at 10.30am
Spetisbury Map Ref: E118 / ST 908 030, Leader: Mike Downing, Park next to Primary School off the A350 (North end of village), Walk through wetlands and meadows via Keyneston Mill, Distance about 6Km and height change 55m.
Botany Field Meeting: Godlingston Heath21st September 2017 at 10.30am
Godlingston Heath Map Ref: OL15 SZ 025 843 Leader: Mike Faherty Meet at entrance to Greenlands Farm. Limited parking; Bus No 50 might be an alternative. Sturdy footwear needed, some open heathland walking. Distance 5km, change in height 25m
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 […]