In 2019 we held four workshops and one field meeting, covering between them plant families, grasses and sedges & rushes. We were delighted to welcome many professional participants from environmental consultancies as well as keen amateurs to all these events. The participants on all the workshops receive a free copy of the appropriate booklet – the Pocket Guide to Wildflower Families, Start to Identify Grasses or Start to Identify Sedges & Rushes.
In 2020 we are holding one Plant Families workshops, two on Grasses and two on Sedges & Rushes. We also have a field meeting on Ben Lawers arranged, specialising in grasses and sedges for beginners and improvers. For further details and booking info: , or go to bsbi.org/scotland. NB Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the Plant Families Workshop has had to be cancelled. Whether the other events go ahead remains, at present, to be seen. So, get some books instead and learn at your own pace!
The BSBI in Wales have adopted our Plant Families approach and held a number of very successful meetings throughout 2019. If you would like a workshop arranged for your area, get in touch with me, Faith, and I will see what I can do, as the format and materials are available to any member of the Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland who wants to lead a workshop and could also be adapted for other suitable workshop leaders.
Workshop images courtesy of Peter Dahl
Posters designed by Angela Fendley
How many of the wild flowers illustrated on this website can you identify? Can you name any of the families they belong to? Perhaps if you attended one of the workshops, or studied one of the books, you could make a start . . .