|Uta & botanists ready to record at Charity Fields, Desford|
You may have heard that the BSBI has a major project underway: to record the vegetation of Britain and Ireland for a new Atlas by 2020. This means that there are only five seasons left to do the recording needed.
While a lot of recording has taken place since 2000, about 140 tetrads (2km x 2km squares) are still under-recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland, so there is still a fair amount of the county left to cover. This is where you can all help by adopting a tetrad!
|Russell & Sara show us how to tell our ferns apart!|
And there will be some support on offer, as we hope to produce some local keys for difficult groups, and have training sessions, as needed.
If you want to know more about recording for the Atlas, there's some info on the BSBI website and we'd like to invite you to a meeting on Monday March 2nd at the Coach House in the Botanic Garden at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be available and you can find out which tetrads we hope to survey this year and how you can get involved.
|Geoffrey leading a Conifer ID session at the Botanic Garden|
Geoffrey, Louise, Uta and Russell