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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!

 

 

Indoor Meetings Programme: April – September 2016

 

 

 

Evening Meetings at the BRLSI. Doors open at 7 pm for 7.30 pm start

 

 

Tuesday 5 th April 2016 – Dr David Goode – Wildlife of the Camargue

 

David Goode, a member of the Society, will be known to many as an urban specialist, but here he returns to an earlier life as a wetland ecologist to tell us about the wonders of the Camargue based on a visit he made last year. Not just the famous black bulls and white horses but a wealth of birds, plants and insects that make this one of the most exciting nature reserves in Europe. His talk will be illustrated with photos of everything from little bitterns and lesser kestrels to great white egrets and a multitude of greater flamingos.

 

Tuesday 6 th September 2016 – Marion Rayner – The Natural History of Smallcombe Cemetery

Marion will present the results of biodiversity surveys made by members of Bath Nats at Smallcombe Cemetery, in support of the Heritage Lottery Funded Restoration project there.

 

 

Daytime Summer Workshop in The Percy Hall, United Reform Church, Grove Street from 2pm to 4pm

 

Tuesday 21 st June: Grasses: Rob Randall

 

Rob will guide us through the different genera of grasses and the parts used in their identification. Please bring fresh specimens and a hand lens at least 8x or 10x. Hubbard's 'Grasses' is the recommended field guide. This Penguin paperback is still in print and is often available in charity shops. The Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland have recently published a more exhaustive field guide.

 

Weather permitting, following the workshop there will be an optional visit to Bathwick Meadows to see grasses in the field!

 

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