A reminder for our talk this coming Thursday when we welcome back Leif Bersweden. In 2021, Leif went on another big botanical adventure, this time travelling around Britain and Ireland with his bike, from Hampshire’s Bluebell woods to the shores of Shetland, to track down our most intriguing and well-known plants, with the people who love them most dearly.
His talk is all about the joy of engaging with nature, the importance of plants for our climate, and celebrating our incredible botanical diversity.
As he will explain, our resident flora is packed full of remarkable creatures. There are plants that poison predators, fight battles and play mind-games with pollinators. We have carnivores and climbers, puppeteers and parasites. Some are giants, thousands of years old, while others are tiny pinpricks a millimetre across.
Leif Bersweden (writer, botanist and science communicator) grew up in rural Wiltshire where he taught himself to identify the local wildlife. More recently, he completed a genetics PhD at Kew Gardens and is the author of The Orchid Hunter (2017) and Where the Wildflowers Grow (2022).
“Where the Wildflowers Grow: My Botanical Journey Through Britain and Ireland” with Leif Bersweden at the Victoria Hall, Tisbury at 7:30PM on Thursday 20th October will be live streamed on Zoom for any who want to hear the talk but are unable to come along in person.
Our meetings are free to members and anyone under 21. Non-members are very welcome as visitors, on payment of a £2 cash contribution on the door. For Zoom links for guests or online payment details, please Contact us on the form. Members will receive their Zoom link by email.
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