Thursday 23 December 2021

Winter scenes in Shropshire


Winter solstice has just passed, so the days are already a few seconds longer.  Shropshire Botanical Society would like to wish you all a very happy and healthy winter holiday.  We leave you with a few wintry scenes from Shropshire from years gone by:

Townbrook Hollow, Long Mynd Feb 2021, home of Hymenophyllum wilsonii Wilson's Filmy Fern

Juncus effusus Soft Rush on the Long Mynd, 2018

Caer Caradoc, Shropshire Hills, 2017

Centaurea nigra Black Knapweed, Shropshire Hills, 2017

Shropshire Hills, 2014

Friday 3 December 2021

Autumn has arrived and so has the Newsletter Autumn 2021

A bit later than usual, ahem apologies.... but....we are delighted to say that the Autumn Newsletter 2021 is finally published and has been emailed as a pdf to members, featuring the delightful Succisa pratensis Devil'-bit Scabious as the cover plant:  

Succisa pratensis Devil's-bit Scabious photo by Peter and Jane Horsham

Thank you to editor Andy and designer Gordon, and of course all the contributors, for a great read with site updates, field visit reports, more on mires of the Mynd, Polystichum fern id, surveying Shanklins and an obituary to botanist and educator Philip Oswald who passed this year.  We hope you enjoy it and do please send feedback or if it gives you ideas for a contribution of your own, please get in touch by emailing:

Note to non-members - all the back copies of the newsletters are available, see Newsletters page and the Autumn 2021 edition will join these after a respectful period of time!