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Botany at Epiacum

3rd July 2020

Recently, NHSN botanists visited the Roman fort of Epiacum to produce an inventory of the plants growing at the historic site. Angus Lunn shares their finds below.


The umbellifer plants – family Apiaceae

22nd June 2020

Local botanist, Mark Welfare, introduces umbellifer species to look for on your North East walks


Celebrating Nature Journaling Week: Plants

1st June 2020

For today's theme, we're featuring botanical illustrations as inspiration for your journal notes and sketches


Best field guides to use at home: Plants

29th May 2020

We've asked NHSN members to tell us about their favourite field guides for the garden or on walks close to home. In this post, Julia Black suggests guides for identifying plants.


Online Talk: Plants Behaving Badly

20th March 2020

Join botanist, Chris Metherell, for a tour around some of the taxonomic terrors and sulky teenagers of the plant world


On 20 years of NHSN’s Mid-Week Botany Group

8th October 2018

The Midweek Botany Group started twenty years ago in 1998 when we (Janet Angel and Chris Irvine) had been going on the botany section weekend field meetings for several years.  We wanted to do more botany so […]


Spring 2018 at Crowtrees Local NR

3rd September 2018

2018 has been an odd year.  An extended period of cold weather in the winter and early spring meant things were very slow to start growing.  In February, despite walking […]