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May

Bat Night

28th May, 19:00 - 20:00
Free
Bat Night

Find out more about these flying mammals of over 1000 species and why they enjoy a great night out. Iain will be giving a talk using both images as well as bat sounds, together with other sounds of the night you may also hear. There are so many bats that live in our cities’ parks, gardens and open spaces, and this is a perfect opportunity to find out many fascinating details of these creatures. Dr Iain Boulton is due to…

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June

Container Growing – a guide to the essentials of growing food in containers

4th June, 19:00 - 20:30
Free
Container Growing – a guide to the essentials of growing food in containers

An introduction to help you get started on growing food plants in containers, small and large During this session Mark will be showing you all the essentials of growing food in containers at home. He will be giving tips and techniques for eating more delicious food, be it from seed, food waste, or cuttings, as well as microgreens and supermarket herbs. Mark Ridsdill-Smith, www.verticalveg.org.uk   This is event is via Zoom, download the app to your phone, tablet, laptop or…

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Identifying Wild Plants 3

14th June, 10:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£50.00
Identifying Wild Plants 3

Identification and practice skills   One of six sessions, each of which will focus on 3-4 common wild plant families. You will be introduced to each family and their main vegetative and floral characteristics and then practice identification skills, using keys, and examine the plants in the field. This session will be on the pea, mint and figwort families. Participants will use hand lenses to examine the plants, if possible please bring either of the two following books: The Wild…

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July

Identifying Wild Plants 4

5th July, 10:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£50.00
Identifying Wild Plants 4

Identifying and Practice skills One of six sessions, each of which will focus on 3-4 common wild plant families. You will be introduced to each family and their main vegetative and floral characteristics and then practice identification skills, using keys, and examine the plants in the field. This session will be on the borage, daisy and carnation families. Participants will use hand lenses to examine the plants, if possible please bring either of the two following books: The Wild Flower…

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Summer School – Urban Botany for Aspiring Plant Scientists

28th July, 10:00 - 30th July, 16:30
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£200.00
Summer School – Urban Botany for Aspiring Plant Scientists

3 days of tasters in botany, biology, horticulture and related subjectsAn action packed 3 days for school leavers going on to further education in botany, biology, horticulture or other related subjects giving you a chance to explore Plant Science, Biology and related subjects in new and exciting ways. Take part in hands-on practical workshops using the SLBI's garden, library and herbarium, as well as botanical walks in local urban streets and parks. Sessions will be led by some of the…

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August

Identifying Wild Plants 5

2nd August, 10:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£50.00
Identifying Wild Plants 5

Identifying and practice skills One of six sessions, each of which will focus on 3-4 common wild plant families. You will be introduced to each family and their main vegetative and floral characteristics and then practice identification skills, using keys, and examine the plants in the field. This session will be on the goosefoot, dock and willow families. Participants will use hand lenses to examine the plants, if possible please bring either of the two following books: The Wild Flower…

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September

Identifying Wild Plants 6

20th September, 10:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£50.00
Identifying Wild Plants 6

Identifying and practice skills One of six sessions, each of which will focus on 3-4 common wild plant families. You will be introduced to each family and their main vegetative and floral characteristics and then practice identification skills, using keys, and examine the plants in the field. This session will be on the duck weeds and various pondweed families. Participants will use hand lenses to examine the plants, if possible please bring either of the two following books: The Wild…

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October

Forensic Ecology

11th October, 10:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£45.00 - £50.00
Forensic Ecology

Identifying and practice skills The use of environmental and botanical data in forensic science has a long history dating to at least the early 20th century. Learn about the ways in which vegetation and other forms of environmental evidence can be used to help understand criminal activity. They will also practice some basic investigatory skills that may be used at a crime scene. It comes as a surprise to many that vegetation can be used to help understand how a…

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