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Van and Eastern Turkey

Van and Eastern Turkey

To open our 2022-2023 season we were delighted to welcome Keith Bankier to share his extensive knowledge of flora of this region for our September meeting. Keith is an experienced and enthusiastic hunter and photographer of wild plants throughout Europe but especially...

The changing wildlife of the Chilterns by John Tyler

The changing wildlife of the Chilterns by John Tyler

In March 2022 we were treated to a wonderful lecture by local conservationist and wildlife expert John Tyler. John took us on a journey through 100 million years of the Chilterns' history, from their formation to future challenges. The chalk of the Chilterns was...

Seed collecting in Japan by Timothy Walker

Japan is fascinating country botanically with 1 in 3 of the 4,500 species growing only in Japan.  Much of the land is mountainous and thus it is a rich source of alpine species. Timothy is the former Director of the University of Oxford Botanic Garden and...

Chile – A Botanical Adventure

Chile – A Botanical Adventure

In December 2021 the group was treated to a fascinating talk by Liz Livermore about her two AGS group trips to this geographically and botanically diverse country. 4300km long but only 350km at its widest, Chile is home to four botanical zones: Atacama is arid,...

Orchids of Italy and Flora of Bulgaria by Andrew Cleave

Orchids of Italy and Flora of Bulgaria by Andrew Cleave

Haberlea rhodopensis by Andrew Cleave Our November talk talk us on a botanical adventure to Italy’s Gargano Peninsula and the Balkans in Bulgaria with Andrew Cleave, an experienced tour leader. The Gargano Peninsula, located on the Adriatic coast in Southern Italy, is...

Plants of Australia’s red centre

Plants of Australia’s red centre

Our October talk was by our group member Rupert Wheeler, who shared his considerable research into the unusual plants native to the red centre in the Northern Territory in Australia. This vast, sparsely populated area is so called due to the red sands which have...