Hello botanical friends,
It was wonderful to meet at Preston Montford for the AGM at the weekend and the book sale made a total of £50, and we still have Martin Godfrey's wonderful donation of Volumes 1 and 2 of "Our Native Ferns" by E. J. Lowe 1874, both volumes with beautiful colour plates. which we are confident will find a worthy home and add to our finances.
It is time to make a pot of tea and sit down with a cuppa and your favourite biscuits: the Spring Newsletter is published! It is a whopping 35 pages, filled with dates for field outings and articles by brilliant people, including our very own Mark Duffell, on the plants of the Montgomery Canal (see front cover Floating Water-plantain Luronium natans, pic below). Mark also gave a wonderful talk at the AGM on invasive plants in Shropshire. Thank you Mark and all the other contributors and thank you Andy, our editor, and to Gordon and Sarah for putting the Newsletter together and proof reading. We hope that you enjoy it and we welcome any feedback or inspiration.
Members will have been either emailed the Spring newsletter as a pdf or received a paper copy. Everyone is welcome to have a read online here: Spring Newsletter 2023, or the pdf can be accessed from the Shropshire Botanical Society Dropbox here: Spring Newsletter 2023
Further to the article by John Handley on the "Rare Plants in Shropshire", John has compiled an Excel file that lists the rare plants of Shropshire which is available from Dropbox here: Rare Plants in Shropshire
Happy summer and we look forward to seeing you at the field meetings this year, see the Field Meetings Programme 2023.