We have a new programme of Botanical Masterclasses and other events that should appeal to botanists from Kent and SE England. These are suitable for experienced amateur botanists and professional ecologists from universities, consultancies and conservation agencies. Participants will learn about the latest taxonomic developments in these subjects, and have an introduction to the national referees and the systems used for confirming their findings.
>> Tuesday 28th July 2015: Epilobium (willowherbs) with Geoffrey Kitchener
>> Tuesday 4th August 2015: Euphrasia (eyebrights), with Fred Rumsey
Both courses are at KWT’s Tyland Barn, from 10 am till 4 pm, and cost £45. Phone KWT to book: 01622 662012.
Take a FISC in Kent
You can take a Field Identification Skills Certificate test in Kent 2015, set by Ros Bennett and Alex Lockton. We have two dates set: Saturday 13th June and Thursday 30th July. Both will be at Tyland Barn. Last year’s FISC booked up quickly, so don’t leave it too late. More details on the FISC page.
Identification videos of Kentish plants
by Lliam Rooney
Photo credits: Lorna Holland, Sue Buckingham & Alex Lockton