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May

Brilliant and Intense: Structural Colour in Marine Algae

18th May, 19:00 - 20:00
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Brilliant and Intense: Structural Colour in Marine Algae

  Some conclusions around why the structural colours of seaweeds  are the colours they are and what they mean If you want to know more about all those beautiful colours of seaweeds, look no further     Structural colour is found in red, green and brown seaweeds, yet the phenomenon is largely unexplored. The functional purpose of structural colour is also largely unknown but we have hypothesised that it is a photoprotective mechanism to mitigate the harmful effects of uv…

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Open Evening in the SLBI garden

20th May, 18:00 - 20:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£5.00
Open Evening in the SLBI garden

Enjoy a spring evening in our garden with a glass of wine We are delighted to be able to open our garden in the evening - first time since 2019! Come for a wander around the garden with a refreshment, meet our gardener and find out more about our planting and our events - or just spend a peaceful hour in our tranquil green surroundings. There will be plants for sale, card payments or exact cash please.  All prices in…

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Plant Gall Survey on Tooting Common

22nd May, 10:30 - 12:00
Tooting Common, Bedford Hill
London,SW16 1RTUnited Kingdom
Donation
Plant Gall Survey on Tooting Common

Take a closer look at those lumps and bumps found on plants and trees and find out more! The fascinating world of the plant gall - and the organisms that form them Join Roy Vickery to look for early season galls on Tooting Common, including hopefully some of the early season sexual phase wasp galls on the oaks (Q.Robur & Q.Cerris) and some of the aphid galls on hawthorn. Roy hopes to be joined by Tommy Root of the British…

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Scarce Clovers – A walk in Blackheath

29th May, 10:00 - 12:00
All Saints Church, Blackheath, All Saints Drive
London,EnglandSE3 0THUnited Kingdom
£10.00
Scarce Clovers – A walk in Blackheath

A South London walk discovering wild flowers A gentle walk to look for Blackheath's clovers and allies, which only appear at the end of May, plus other flora and fauna. Joe Beale ACIEEM is a London-based naturalist and an experienced tutor. He organises lichen surveys in London and worked on the lichen collection at the Natural History Museum while on the Identification Trainers for the Future programme. Joe has extensive experience of recording wildlife and plants in London’s parks and…

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June

Home to Many – Wild Flowers in Battersea Rise Cemetery

11th June, 11:00 - 12:30
St. Mary’s Cemetery – Wandsworth, Bolingbroke Grove
London,EnglandSW11 1HEUnited Kingdom
Free
Home to Many – Wild Flowers in Battersea Rise Cemetery

   An inner-city walk discovering more about the species growing in our     green spaces A peaceful walk discovering the beauty and origins of wild flowers Part of Wandsworth Heritage Festival Alongside some of Battersea’s former residents, Battersea Rise Cemetery is also home to many wonderful wild flowers. This walk offers the chance to learn more about them. St Mary's Cemetery opened in 1860, and was set up by St Mary's Burial Board in an area that was once part…

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Natural Dyeing in the SLBI Garden

12th June, 10:00 - 13:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£45.00 - £50.00
Natural Dyeing in the SLBI Garden

The unique colours made by plant dyes are both vibrant and soothing. Explore how to produce these and the plants that make them. A popular event with our tutor Zoe Burt, learning about and making wonderful natural colours • Create a sample colour card using heritage dye plants of the kind growing in the SLBI garden • See herbarium specimens of these dye plants from the SLBI herbarium collection • Enjoy a colourful June day exploring botanical hues and plant…

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