This year the subject of the workshop is ‘Bryological Illustration’. The meeting is aimed at those who would like to make line drawings of bryophytes but do not know how to begin. Our esteemed member Mrs Jean A. Paton, author of The Liverwort Flora of the British Isles, has kindly agreed to run the workshop. To enable a good attendance the meeting will be limited to one day, although anyone staying overnight is welcome to join an informal excursion, probably to the famous gardens in Windsor Great Park, on Sunday 12 November.
Silwood Park is the rural campus of Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, and houses among other things half of the College’s biology staff in modern laboratories. There is a good range of habitats and an interesting bryophyte flora, and around the old Manor House some beautiful gardens. Specimens for illustration will be collected in the grounds. Microscopes (dissecting and compound) will be made available for participants and also, it is hoped, some camera lucida apparatus. The local secretary would be extremely grateful for the loan of any further sets for the meeting if participants or other BBS members have them available.
Accommodation for the meeting, if required, will be in local hotels and guesthouses. Silwood Park lies roughly midway between Virginia Water and Ascot on the A329 and is served by the M4 (Windsor junction), M3 (Bagshot junction) and (indirectly) M25 motorways. Please let the local secretary know if you wish to attend or need details of accommodation.