2017 AGM  Sixteen members attended the AGM at Fordbridge, and for our delectation the elegantly hirsute Dr Martin Collins had prepared a botanical quiz. A table-top was generously strewn with twigs and sprays, linked we were told, in threes. Our task was to identify what they had in common—for example, Corylus avellana, Garrya elliptica and Alnus glutinosa all bore catkins, whilst Ulmus procera, Euonymus europaea and Acer campestre all showed corky wings on young branches. Some examples were challenging: Phyllitis scolopendrium, Selaginella and Equisetum were all pteridophytes; water starwort, hornwort and duckweed, besides being pond-dwellers, all had ‘insignificant flowers’; whilst Ruscus aculeatus, Genister digitalis and Schlumbergera all had ‘stem leaves’ (the first with cladodes) or leaf-like green stems, which could photosynthesize. 

Workshop on Graphite Techniques with Guy Eves September 2017

    

Field meeting July 2017 Day 1 Wicken Fen. The wind pump and a boat trip

 

Field meeting July 2017 Day 2 Weeting Heath looking at Spiked Speedwell    

Habit drawing in the field. Meeting at Leicester University Botanic Gardens May 2017

                            

Measuring the height of trees using Roger The trees were measured by establishing a fixed object of a known length, in our case this was the height of Roger, and then using the ruler to measure Roger’s height in centimetres. These measurements were converted using simple proportion based on Roger’s known height.- just as I thought, Malus 'Royalty' is 3.4 Rogers!

National Museum of Wales Field Meeting July 2015
Maureen Lazarus showing members a Botanical print at National Museum of Wales  (Field meeting July 2015)
Maureen Lazarus showing members a Botanical print at National Museum of Wales  (Field meeting July 2015)
Herbarium National Museum of Wales  (Field meeting July 2015)
Talk on carniverous plants at Winterbourne with Mitchell Raymond (May 2015)
Carnivorous plants at Winterbourne with Mitchell Raymond (May 2015)
Carnivorous plants at Winterbourne with Mitchell Raymond (May 2015)
Carnivorous plants at Winterbourne with Mitchell Raymond (May 2015)
Winter Twig workshop at Moulton College led by Roger Reynolds and Peter Mitchell  (March 2015)
Winter Twig workshop at Moulton College led by Roger Reynolds and Peter Mitchell  (March 2015)
AGM and Social. Martin Collin's Quiz on plant families (January 2015)
AGM and Social. Martin Collin's Quiz on plant families (January 2015)
AGM and Social. Martin Collin's Quiz on plant families (January 2015)
Tux the cat takes up residence in the Chairman's IAPI Box during a committee meeting.
Field meeting at Millers Dale with Dr Patrick Harding (July 2014)
Field meeting at Millers Dale with Dr Patrick Harding (July 2014)