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September

Moth Morning

7th September, 09:00 - 12:00
South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, Gt Lon SE24 9AQ
Moth Morning

Enjoy a coffee then see what's in the moth trap! Alessandro Giusti, Natural History Museum £10 Booking essential 

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Wonderful Willows (Sensational Salicaceae)

22nd September, 11:00 - 13:00
South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, Gt Lon SE24 9AQ
Wonderful Willows (Sensational Salicaceae)

Learn all about Salicaceae (Willows) from a leading expert and explore the SLBI's historic herbarium willow specimens. Stay on for Open House?  Part of Lambeth Heritage Festival.  Dr.Irina V.Belyaeva-Chamberlain, Kew   £30 members/ £35 non members  Booking essential 

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Open House

22nd September, 13:00 - 17:00
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood Road SE24 9AQ GB + Google Map
Open House

Come and visit the house, our collections and our garden and learn more about our founder, botany and our range of community events - and have delicious tea and cake.    Open to all ages No booking necessary    Free     see www.londonopenhouse.org

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Saturday Botany at Sutton Community Farm

28th September, 11:00 - 14:00
Wallington Station Wallington, SM6 0SH + Google Map
Saturday Botany at Sutton Community Farm

Come and learn more about plants at this former nursery site with relic plants and many ruderals.    Sutton Community Farm, 40A Telegraph Track, Wallington, SM6 0SH (TQ284620).  Meet 11:00 am at Wallington Station (TQ288639, NR Vic.), which is approximately 2km to north, from whence you can either walk to the site or use cars if there are sufficient. Jointly with the London Natural History Society. Please bring lunch.  Donations welcome. No booking necessary Roy Vickey, author Vickery's Folk Flora

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October

Annual General Meeting and Talk: ‘Darwin’s Abominable Mystery – then and now’

3rd October, 19:00 - 21:00
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
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Annual General Meeting and Talk: ‘Darwin’s Abominable Mystery – then and now’

A short meeting to discuss the past year's happenings as well as election of Trustees, All nominations for posts to be received by 5 pm on 19th September. Followed by a talk on the sudden expansion of the diversity of dicotyledonous plants during the Cretaceous.    All Welcome:    One hundred and forty years ago, in a letter to the Director of Kew Gardens, Charles Darwin wrote: “the rapid development ... of all the higher plants within recent geological times is…

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Understanding common & botanical names of plants in the SLBI garden

5th October, 14:00 - 17:00
South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, Gt Lon SE24 9AQ
Understanding common & botanical names of plants in the SLBI garden

Apologies, we have had to cancel this event. A chance to learn more about this fascinating subject with June and our gardeners. June Chatfield, Sarah Davey £15 members / £20 non-members       Booking essential

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Fungi Foray

6th October, 10:30 - 12:30
Tooting Common, Bedford Hill
Balham,
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Fungi Foray

Explore the assorted fungi on Tooting Common.  Meet at Tooting Lido car park.  Beginners welcome.  No booking necessary £5 on day Fabrice Boltho

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Plant Recording for Beginners – Wandsworth Common

12th October, 11:00 - 12:30
Wandsworth Common, Jaggard Way
London, England SW12 8SG United Kingdom
Free
Plant Recording for Beginners – Wandsworth Common

Learn how to record plants

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The History and Uses of Herbaria

13th October, 13:00 - 17:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
The History and Uses of Herbaria

Based on the extensive SLBI herbarium and with a practical on specimen preparation. Mark will be giving a hands-on, fascinating workshop for those wanting to learn more about this botanical skill.  This is a Biology Week event. Mark Spencer                               £40 members/£45 non-members      Booking essential

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Plant Drawing Evening

18th October, 19:00 - 21:00
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood Road SE24 9AQ United Kingdom + Google Map
Plant Drawing Evening

Join our informal drawing group (not a class) to explore and draw botany through flowers and other plant materials.  Beginners and experts welcome.  Please bring art materials if you have them and refreshments to share. Helen Firminger      £5     No booking necessary

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