New Dumfriesshire Botany Group created
A new botany group – the Dumfriesshire Botany Group – has now been established in the eastern part of Dumfries and Galloway. The group will cover the vice-county of Dumfriesshire – which includes most of Nithsdale, Annandale and Eskdale – and will look at plants growing in the wild in this area. The group is open to anyone regardless of botany experience – even those who are new to field botany. There is a programme of field meetings, the aim of which is to be a relaxed and enjoyable day out whilst helping to map the occurrence of wild plants in the county. The records the group finds will be part of the countrywide monitoring that is co-ordinated by Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI).
For anyone interested in further information about the group, or to be added to the contact list, please contact Dumfriesshire county plant recorder Chris Miles.
Please consult the BSBI’s Code of Conduct and Safety in the Field documents beforehand – both are available to download via the Field Meetings page.
All field meetings are either on Wednesday or Sunday, and a programme of 2018 meetings can be downloaded here. Please contact the meeting organiser ahead of the event if you plan to attend. For those attending, bring a packed lunch if staying for the afternoon and suitable clothing for being outdoors in the cold and wet (but hope for sun) and off road.
All meetings are also included on our events calendar.