Sunday, 15 April 2018

Atlas recording 2018

This is a short post to advertise opportunities to get together with local botanists this season and help with the penultimate season of recording for Atlas 2020. I will be organising recording meetings every other weekend through the season under the aegis of the Oxfordshire Flora Group, with the first meeting on Sunday 22nd April in the north of the county in Cottisford. I am also going to be running an 'official' BSBI meeting on 16th June, but so far my organisation hasn't progressed beyond fixing a date and the vague locality of the Chiltern Commons. Get in touch with me if you would be interested in coming along to any of these. The Wychwood Flora Group will also be running recording meetings in the west of the county, mostly on weekdays. Email the group if you are interested in joining any of their outings.

The above recording meetings and more are all listed in the events calendar which you can view here.

As a teaser for the kinds of plants you might see while out on a recording meeting, this is a photograph of the nationally scarce Helleborus viridis (green hellebore) that Oli Pescott and I found growing in great plenty along part of Grimm's Ditch near Nuffield in the Chilterns while we were out recording today. It was a very special sight and we found many other nice woodland plants, including Viola reichenbachiana x riviniana (=V. x bavarica), only the third county record. Is it overlooked in Oxon? Keep an eye out for intermediate-looking violets this spring!

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