Notes and observations on botany in the North East. From urban weeds to elusive orchids, we’ll explore it all.
Botany in the Nort East
By now, you’ll no doubt know that I am slightly obsessed with our wild plants.
As a BSBI Vice-County Recorder and as someone who loves nothing more than spending time among flowers, much of my spare time is dedicated to botany.
Whether we’re talking urban weeds or elusive orchids, this page brings together my observations on flora in the North East. While I am far from an expert, I hope you’ll find something here to interest you.
Latest botany blogs
Whether you’re Googling an exciting find or planning your next botanical foray, there are some fantastic botany blogs out there to discover.
For the third entry in our ‘Plant of the Week’ series we take a look at Forked Catchfly, a rare arable weed from Eastern Europe
Our next ‘Plant of the Week’ is the rare Lobed Maidenhair Spleenwort, an elusive subspecies of the familiar Asplenium trichomanes.
An account of a fantastic day spent exploring fern identification at the glorious Hareshaw Linn.
Entry numer #1 in our new Plant of the Week series It is not every day you encounter an endemic species, nevermind one found exclusively at a single site. ThatContinue reading “Plant of the Week: Lindisfarne Helleborine”
An account of a fabulous day spent exploring the orchids and other wildlife of Lindisfarne – the jewel in the crown of wild Northumberland.
Plant of the Week
Britain is home to some 2,490 plant species. Some native, others introduced from far flung corners of the world. With so many out there, there’s an awful to be discovered.
Going forward, I’ll be taking a closer look at one wild plant that has caught my eye this week.
Comparing Plant ID Apps
With so many plant apps out there to choose from, just where do you turn when trying to identify a troublesome plant?
Recently, I took a closer look at several plant ID apps to see which came out on top.
I’m a botanist, I guess…
I’m not sure how it happened, but I certainly never planned to head down the botanical rabbit hole.
I have always loved plants, sure, though much of my wildlife recording focused on birds and insects. Fast forward a few years and I seldom look at birds, forever looking down as opposed to up.
Okay, so perhaps I am a botanist. Albeit one with lots to learn as we continue exploring botany in the North East.