Indoor Meetings Programme: April – September 2017
Evening Meetings at the BRLSI. Doors open at 7 pm for 7.30 pm start
Tuesday 4th April 2017 – Eleanor Reast – Magnificent Meadows
‘Save Our Magnificent Meadows’ is the UK’s largest partnership project transforming the fortunes of vanishing wildflower meadows, grasslands and wildlife. Led by Plantlife, the partnership is made up of 11 organisations and is primarily funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Eleanor Reast is the project ‘Conservation Officer’ working for the Cotswold Conservation Board.
Tuesday 5th September 2017 – Dr Jon Mortin – A Revised Flora of the Bristol Region
Jon is a Zoology graduate from Oxford University with a PhD in Palaeontology from Swansea. He has worked for Bristol Regional Environmental Record Centre (BREC) since 2002 as both an office-based volunteer and call out staff conducting ecological surveys of wildlife sites in the BRERC region. He will be telling us about the revised Bristol Flora project and how we can get involved.
Daytime Summer Workshop in The Percy Hall, United Reform Church, Grove Street from 2pm to 4pm
Wednesday 21st June 2017: Flower Families: Rob Randall
Rob will introduce us to how and why different genera of flowering plants are classified into Families. This will provide us with some technical knowledge that will help us to identify plants in the field. Particular attention will be paid to the carrot, daisy and teasel families but please do bring along specimens of any group that you find difficult to identify. Bring a hand lens at least 8x or 10x, and a suitable wildflower book.
Weather permitting, following the workshop there will be an optional visit to Bathwick Meadows to see flower families in the field!