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July 2021 Meeting Report [wtr-time]

When will it flower? Plants and Climate change by Alistair Fitter Alistair’s talk took place on Zoom on Saturday 10th July with thirteen members attending. He began his talk by explaining that in the past the flowering of plants was like having a calendar. Snowdrops would flower in January, Primroses indicated the start of Spring, […]

Read more July 22nd, 2021

May 2021 Meeting Report [wtr-time]

Herbs and their medicinal uses Ruth Austin Sixteen members were able to attend this meeting on Zoom at which Ruth Austin gave us a fascinating presentation on herbal medicine. She is a medical herbalist with a B.Sc. in western herbal medicine and has been a registered herbal practitioner in Leicester (Hyde’s Herbal Clinic) for over […]

Read more May 17th, 2021

March 2021 Meeting Report [wtr-time]

Ancient grassland, and the challenge of illustrating ecotypes within a species Martin Allen This talk caught my interest because I had attended a talk by Dr Gary Mantle MBE on Transylvania at a Plantlife Meeting on 26th June 2016. Zalanpatak, in Romania, is a mosaic of woodland and meadow farmed in the old traditional ways. […]

Read more May 17th, 2021

January 2021 Meeting report [wtr-time]

Annual general meeting, and quiz After a business-like formal meeting, nineteen members were treated to a light-hearted quiz. This was compiled by quizmaster Roger Reynolds, who taxed our brains with some interesting questions.  The first part was a page of twenty-five Latin words for colours, and we had to identify each one. The first albus […]

Read more May 17th, 2021