The Botanical Society was founded (as the Flora Group) in 1976 and organises field meetings, talks and events throughout the year. Membership is open to anyone who is interested in botany, and costs £15 per year or £30 for 3 years.
To join, please make a cheque payable to Shropshire Botanical Society and send them to the membership secretary, Peta Sams, 14 Ballard Close, Ludlow, SY8 1XH
Our Winter Meeting is on Saturday 3rd February 2018 at Preston Montford Field Studies Centre from 2 - 4pm. This year's guest Richard Lansdown, who will be talking about the Least Water-Lily, Nuphar pumila at Cole Mere SSSI; the ecology, DNA, relatedness to the next nearest populations in Scotland, hybridisation and conservation and the excellent partnership project with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
There is also a second-hand natural history book sale - please have a look through your bookshelves and see if there is anything you no longer have space for and would be willing to donate.
Don't forget that the homemade cakes are always a highlight of this festive social event!
Everyone is welcome, including non members so please feel to pass this email on to your friends.
The Botanical Society has a large collection of publications and data, all of which is freely available to members and the public, to promote botanical surveying, scientific research and nature conservation. Please use this information for your own work and research. Ecological consultants are welcome to use it in assessing sites. The only thing we ask is that you follow the standard procedures for acknowledging other people’s work when you use it and thus avoid plagiarisation. If you need advice for this, please get in touch.
Our newsletters are available in a Dropbox folder:
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The Flora & Vegetation of Shropshire 2015
The Flora & Vegetation of Shropshire is still available in print. You can order it here for £35 plus £4.95 postage (UK only) via Paypal (either using a Paypal account or any credit/debit card). We will send it to the address given with your payment, unless you tell us otherwise).
Alternatively, you can get a complete, searchable pdf from the archive folder below, or the species accounts updated to include discoveries and taxonomic changes since 2015.
Our publications archive Dropbox folder contains many books and reports of interest to botanists and ecologists in Shropshire, including Site Floras of Attingham Park, Haughmond Hill, the Stiperstones and Shrewsbury, as well as Rare Plants of Shropshire and several county Floras. It also contains scanned copies of many of the Caradoc & Sever Valley Field Club’s publications.