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Kent Botany 2012

February 2013

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Newsletter No. 4

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Botanical Masterclasses

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.

>> Book a place now


Identification videos of Kentish plants

by Lliam Rooney


Flora of Stodmarsh

How well do you know Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve? We are currently compiling a Flora of this site, and if you have any historical or current knowledge of it, we would like to hear from you. Download the latest report here:

>> Flora of Stodmarsh 2014





Kent Botanical Recording Group

The group was formed in March 2010 for the purpose of being a focus for the recording of vascular plants in Kent by:

>> providing a means of contact and communication, open to all who are interested in botanical recording in Kent; and

>> liaising with and supporting other natural history organisations with relevant interests.

KBRG arranges field meetings and forwards records to the BSBI and the Kent and Medway Biological Records Centre.

The group has a target of completing a general county resurvey over the ten-year period from 2010.

>> Application for membership (rtf)

Rare Plant Register

The group’s initial priority for recording is the preparation of an up-to-date Kent rare plants register. The current list of plants to be covered by the register may be downloaded below.

>> RPR list, v. 9

>> RPR list, v. 9 with English names

The introduction to the register is available here.

>> RPR introduction (Feb 2015)



The accounts of individual plants are to be issued as a series of drafts (see below), for feedback.  Up-to-date information is needed about whether plants are still at old sites; whether numbers are increasing /decreasing; and what threats there may be.

Comments on how the drafts can be improved may be sent to Geoffrey Kitchener.

Drafts issued so far:

Plants which have been present in the county and would have qualified for the register, but which are no longer expected to be found, are listed below.

>> ’Probably extinct’ Kent plants list (Feb 2014)

Photo credits: Lorna Holland, David Steere & Alex Lockton