Following Dr M’s recent post on the “Arb Boys” continuing professional development training session on common tree and shrub identification, you can now watch the video of the proceedings entitled “these are a few of our favourite leaves”
The new University term is nearly upon us and students enrolling for the University of Reading MSc Plant Diversity and MSc Species Identification and Survey Skills will be taking Dr M’s module on Vegetation Survey and Assessment on Thursdays in the Autumn Term.
Dr M’s Diary: Day 2 Saturday afternoon Dr M talks eXtreme botany and the audience goes wild!
Dr M’s Diary: Day 3 Sunday In which Dr M is inspired by the final sessions! This final morning was about best practice in using technology for fieldwork learning. And what better way than through three diverse and inspiring talks given by three inspirational women!
Dr M’s Diary: Day 2 Saturday morning and evening This was a very tough day! Saturday was “Building and running a ‘student-led’ field trip” day and the EFL delegates were divided into 7 teams and all asked to kick off by naming their teams after super heroes.
Dr M’s diary: Day 1 Friday This was a long day in which Dr M learns that Androids and Apples are not what they might seem at first sight! Alarm clock goes off at 06.00 – it’s the crack of dawn for heaven’s sake!
Dr M continues his quest for the ultimate plant identification video at the Enhancing Fieldwork Learning Showcase Event 2013 – at the Field Studies Council in Betws-y-Coed, in the glorious Snowdonia National Park. Dr M’s presentation on Saturday afternoon reminds the Showcase Event audience that the ability to identify common plants is a key skill needed by graduates entering the conservation, ecology and environmental consultancy sectors.
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Dr M’s twin loves, botany and music, find a fitting union at the last night of the BBC Proms tonight at the Royal Albert Hall, London with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Chorus all conducted by the wonderful Marin Alsop
The Natural History Bookstore (NHBS) tells Dr M there is a new flora on the block called Wild Flowers of Britain and Ireland
Which are the commonest species in Britain? The answer to Dr M’s question depends on what Dr M means by “common” and what Dr M means by “Britain“!