Diary

Starting with the AGM and show of member's photos in September or October, there is a monthly indoor meeting with guest speakers on a wide variety of subjects, usually, but not always, with a botanical theme.
 
Then from around April onwards there is a programme of outdoor field trips, mostly at weekends, with some midweek, and one evening meeting.  There is also a chance to go further afield on the annual weekend away.

*******Following the governments advice to avoid non-essential social contact and avoid gatherings due to Covid-19, the IBG committee have taken the decision to cancel all indoor and outdoor meetings until further notice. We will of course let everyone know when this position changes, but this is likely to be in place until at least the end of June. *******


Winter Evening Meetings

 Date   Speaker  Subject
 08/10/2019     AGM & Member's Evening 
 12/11/2019Gwenda DiackCairngorm Wild Plants Project
 10/12/2019Liz HoldenFantastic Fungi
 14/01/2020Mairi NicolsonWater Plants For Pollution Detectives
 10/03/2020Izzy FilorScotland's Montane Scrub
 21/04/2020Tom DargieCANCELLED              

*******Following the governments advice to avoid non-essential social contact and avoid gatherings due to Covid-19, the IBG committee have taken the decision to cancel all indoor and outdoor meetings until further notice. We will of course let everyone know when this position changes, but this is likely to be in place until at least the end of June. *******


Summer Field Trips

DatePlace       Grid RefCo-ordinatorOther Info
Thursday 26th MarchLily Loch, Muir of OrdNH5349    Mary Eagleson 01349 863787CANCELLED
Sunday 10th May    Slochd    NH8423Audrey Turner 07450 548862CANCELLED
Thursday 21st May eveningArdersierNH7755 Elizabeth Shiach
01463 831591 or 07733 421039 
CANCELLED
Sunday 7th JuneLearnie NH7560 Mary Eagleson 01349 863787 CANCELLED
Thursday 11th June Loch Ceo Glais NH5828 Audrey Turner 07450 548862 CANCELLED
Thursday 25th June Muir of Ord NH5250 Mary Eagleson 01349 863787 Joint meeting with BSBI & BSS, Brian Ballinger & Mary Dean leading 
Friday 26th JuneBig Burn Golspie NC8400 Elizabeth Shiach
01463 831591 or 07733 421039 
Other members can meet those en route to the residential weekend 
Friday 26th to Tuesday 30th JuneLatheron ND23 Mairi Nicolson 07823 557069 or Elizabeth Shiach
01463 831591 or 07733 421039 
Residential Weekend 
Saturday 4th July Dornoch Point NH8087 Gillian Wylie 01463 237836 Coastal plants 
Saturday 18th JulyNewtonmore Golf Course NN7298 Sue Thomas 01540 673436Orchids, Moonwort, Globeflower 
Saturday 25th July Ardclach NH9545 Audrey Turner 07450 548862 Climbing Corydalis, Monkshood, Musk Mallow 
Saturday 8th August Strathcarron area NG9143 Mary Eagleson 01349 863787 Recording day with Duncan Donald 
Sunday 30th August TBC TBC Bob Billington 07891 400003 Fungi Foray with Bruce Ing 
Sunday 6th September Loch MoyNH7635 Mairi Nicolson 07823 557069 Aquatic plants 

Please note;- Anyone attending Inverness Botany Group meetings or field trips does so at their own risk.

Anyone wishing to attend a summer field trip should contact the co-ordinator on the phone number provided a few days before the trip.
 
The winter meetings are at Smithton Free Church, 1 Murray Road, Smithton IV2 7YU follow the link for a map.  Map to venue  The start time is 7.30pm.  Meetings are free to members and there is a small charge of £2.00 for non-members.

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