Irish BSBI Spring Conference
We have some great talks, quizzes, workshops & more at our annual Irish BSBI Spring Conference.
The 2019 Conference was held on Saturday 30th March at the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin. County Recorders, BSBI members and interested members of the public came together and everyone was welcome, whether a beginner botanist or an old hand. It was a great opportunity to catch up, to hear what’s going on in the botanical world across Ireland, and to make plans for the upcoming final Atlas 2020 recording season.
Scroll down and click on the links to download PPTs of many of the talks, as well as workshop hand-outs.
You can read blogposts about the 2019 Conference here and here, or follow the action via the #IrishBSBIConference hashtag on Twitter. You can also get a flavour of what goes on each year on our our archive page: Irish BSBI Conferences 2014-8 where you can still download all the great hand-outs and view some of the PPTs from previous conferences!
Keep an eye on our Meetings page for news of the 2020 Irish BSBI Spring Conference.
Irish BSBI Conference 2019: talks & workshops
- The State of Ireland's Environment - Key Challenges: Tadhg O’Mahony, EPA
- A Study of Festuca ovina agg. (Sheep's-fescue) in Ireland: Alexis FitzGerald, BSBI County Recorder for Monaghan
- The continuing adventures of the Rough Crew: riding waves and scaling cliffs in search of plants: Rory Hodd, BSBI joint County Recorder for Kerry
- Planning for the final year of Atlas 2020: Robert Northridge
- Aquatic Plants Project 2019 Maria Long, BSBI Ireland Officer
- Workshop #1: Callitriche/water-starwort ID – Lynda Weekes, IT Tralee [auditorium]
- Workshop #2: Lamium/dead-nettle ID – Paul Green, BSBI County Recorder for Wexford
- Quiz time: David McNeill
- Flash talks – updates, new books, and more!
- The winter Burren: Roger Goodwillie, BSBI County Recorder for Co. Kilkenny
- Mapping the black poplar, one of Ireland's rarest trees: Daniel Buckley, National Parks and Wildlife Service
- The long overdue rediscovery of moss campion (Silene acaulis) in H34: John Conaghan, BSBI County Recorder for West Galway
- Update on the conservation status of six rare vascular plants: Fionnuala O’Neill, BEC Consultants
- New book: ‘ Photographic Guide to Aquatic and Riparian Plants in Ireland’: Joe Caffrey, Inland Fisheries Ireland
- 20 sites, 20 species: Mark O’Callaghan, National Botanic Gardens
- The story of frankincense: Noeleen Smyth, National Botanic Gardens