The AGM will be as brief as possible and will be followed by reports of interesting and significant botanical finds in and close to the Bristol Region, by the BSBI recorders Helena Crouch (N Somerset, VC6) and Clive Lovatt (VC34, W Gloucestershire). There will also be other presentations by members.
Please advise Clive Lovatt and David Hawkins, by the week before if possible, if you would like us to allocate you some time. We should also be able to discuss plans for the year ahead, now that BSBI’s Atlas 2020 project is closed for records. BSBI have not (at the time of writing) released their future plans (nor, I think, drafts of the way Atlas 2020 will be made available) but we expect something to appear in the January 2020 edition of BSBI News. Early advice to vice county-recorders suggests an emphasis on ‘nice places’ and botanical education. Anticipating something like this, the botanical committee have resolved to make 2020 ‘the year of limestone grassland’. Anyone with botanical project plans would be welcome to discuss them.