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September

Trip to Haslemere Educational Museum and Swan Barn Farm (National Trust)

25th September, 11:00 - 17:00
Haslemere Station, Lower Street
Haslemere,EnglandGU27 2PEUnited Kingdom
Trip to Haslemere Educational Museum and Swan Barn Farm (National Trust)

Escape from London for a day in the Surrey Hills, an easy journey by train to Haslemere on the Waterloo-Portsmouth line. An early autumnal trip into June’s home territory exploring all aspects of natural history Dr June Chatfield OBE, botanist and author will be guiding you on this fascinating trip. Spend the morning in the Haslemere Educational Museum and grounds – (haslemeremuseum.co.uk) – an award winning independent museum with remarkable collections of natural history, human history and geology. Haslemere Museum…

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Open Garden

30th September, 08:00 - 17:00
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood RoadSE24 9AQGB + Google Map
Open Garden

Our garden is open! Booked visitors only please Delighted to say our beautiful botanical garden is open to the public in four slots of 45 mins each every Thursday. Spend the time in the garden enjoying the plants, birdsong, pond plants and creatures. Our gardener will be on hand for any questions you may have and there will also be plants for sale, card payments or exact cash please.  All prices in £ and 50p denominations.  Please also bring a bag…

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October

Woolwich Common Plant Hunt

2nd October, 11:00
Woolwich Common, Stadium Road
London,SE18 4QH
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Woolwich Common Plant Hunt

A plant discovery walk in a large area of varied grassland and hedges   This is a joint walk with Roy Vickery and The Friends of Woolwich Common   The Common stretches for 37 ha and has a variety of habitats. The northern end is acid grassland although parts have imported soil dating from the Olympics in 2012. The southern section is mostly neutral grassland, with trees now colonising parts and in the south east corner are the remains of an…

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One Tree Hill Allotments: A botanical survey jointly with the LNHS

3rd October, 11:00 - 15:00
One Tree Hill Allotments: A botanical survey jointly with the LNHS

This is a joint event with the London Natural History Society One Tree Hill Allotment site was established in the 1940s, today it is an important environmental resource and part of a green corridor covering over nine acres. There are more than 90 plots being cultivated, many of which include organic and wildlife friendly gardening. Meet 11:00 at site entrance, (described on map as the recreation ground for location purposes only), up track off Honor Oak Park almost adjacent to…

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A Brief Introduction to Nomenclature of Plants, Algae and Fungi

5th October, 19:00
A Brief Introduction to Nomenclature of Plants, Algae and Fungi

This talk will be an introduction to the history and importance of the naming of plants, algae and fungi. Helen gave us another great talk last March on 'Women in Botany', and in this talk Helen will cover the history of modern plant naming from just before Linnaeus in 1753 to the formation of the official Rules of Nomenclature in 1906, how they have changed over time and continue to evolve. She will explain some of the most important rules…

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Plant Recording in West Norwood Cemetery

10th October, 11:00
West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium, Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE27 9JUUnited Kingdom
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Plant Recording in West Norwood Cemetery

The first of a series of meetings to record the flora growing in the Cemetery; all abilities welcome.   Roy is a renowned botanist specialising in plant-lore and also president of the SLBI, as well as the author of Vickery’s Folk Flora. Roy will not be wearing a mask for audio reasons i.e. so that he can be heard, but will be happy to should any participant prefer him to. Please meet at the main entrance to the Cemetery on Norwood…

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Plant Gall Walk in West Norwood Cemetery

23rd October, 11:00 - 13:00
West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium, Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE27 9JUUnited Kingdom
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Plant Gall Walk in West Norwood Cemetery

A walk in West Norwood Cemetery exploring galls and the plants they grow on, with professional ecologist and plant gall recorder, Tommy Root. Please meet at the main entrance to the Cemetery on Norwood Road (close to Robson Road).  Bring a hand lens if you have one. Tickets: £10 (15 available) Please book via the Eventbrite ticketing system here:Plant Recording in West Norwood Cemetery Tickets, Sun 10 Oct 2021 at 11:00 | Eventbrite Image: M J Richardson / Knopper gall…

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Poisonous Plants and How to Live with Them – an online talk

28th October, 19:00
Poisonous Plants and How to Live with Them – an online talk

Do you know which native and cultivated plants are poisonous? This talk will highlight some of the most deadly, showing how man has used them around the world for good as well as evil: for hunting and pest control, as medicine, in criminal trials, and for murder. In the UK, many poisonous plants are valued for their ornamental and structural roles in our homes and gardens, parks and countryside. These plants are also a potential source of food for many…

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November

Plants, Farms, Climate and the Biodiversity Crisis – an Online Talk

9th November, 19:00 - 20:00
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Plants, Farms, Climate and the Biodiversity Crisis – an Online Talk

   How plant diversity and natural habitats can benefit global farming and its food production The world's food supply is under threat from both climate change and the biodiversity crisis. This, in turn, puts farms globally at risk from failed harvests, poor pollination, pest attacks, and new diseases. What part can natural plant areas play in mitigating these problems? This talk will explore the potential for plant diversity and natural habitat on farms - especially in the world's poorest regions…

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Beyond the Green Carpet: The importance of grasslands in the era of climate breakdown – An online talk

18th November, 19:00 - 20:00
Beyond the Green Carpet: The importance of grasslands in the era of climate breakdown – An online talk

Grasslands cover about a third of the global land surface, yet they remain overlooked in terms of impacts from and solutions to climate breakdown. Which plants will be the winners and losers during drought periods? And how will the structure of plant communities change? This talk will introduce a climate change study that looks at the effect of drought on a UK calcareous grassland. The talk will weave in the importance of grassland ecosystems and how grassland droughts are studied…

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