Botany (SCE 03)

  • Day and time: Mondays - every three weeks approximately in autumn and spring 14:00 - 16:30
  • Length of course: 3 terms. Autumn (2 Weeks), Spring (4 Weeks), Summer (3 Weeks)
  • Number of places: 60
  • Start date: 01 November 2021
  • Description:

    The group promotes a common interest in the study and enjoyment of plants. Indoor study meetings and illustrated talks are held at approximately 3 week intervals on Monday afternoons in the Autumn and Spring term at Comberton Village Hall - or via Zoom. This is followed after Easter by approximately bi/tri-weekly field visits into Cambridgeshire and the surrounding counties, from April until September, with a mixture of half day and whole day trips. A detailed programme is issued twice yearly. A donation of £2 is suggested to pay for speakers' travelling expenses and for donations to Trust sites that we visit when appropriate. Car-sharing is encouraged. Members should acquire guide(s) to the wild flowers (including grasses, sedges & rushes) of the British Isles, recommendations will be made. A good X10 hand lens is also useful. Government Covid guidelines will determine the format that can be offered by next Autumn. Lecture dates are:  1 & 22 Nov, 6 Dec 2021, 17 Jan, 7 & 28 Feb, 14 March 2022.

  • Format: Lectures and field trips

  • Leader: Pamela Newman
  • I worked in plant sciences and have a life long interest in wild plants.

  • Co-leader: Richard Jennings

  • Co-leader: Nicola Gardner

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