Collecting the folklore and uses of plants

REPORT: Exploring the byways

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Roy Vickery delivered a talk Exploring the Byways in search of Plant Folklore by Zoom, for the South London Botanical Institute on the evening of 13 May.  This was his first attempt to deliver a talk by this means, and only the second to be held by the Institute.  43 people logged in to hear Roy talk about how he became interested in plants and folklore, how he collected plant-lore, and what he considered to be important about his work.  He also shared some of the stories he had collected concerning snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis), stinging nettle (Urtica dioica), hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) and elder (Sambucus nigra).  All the audience stayed on-line to the end, and seem to have enjoyed the talk.

A similar talk will be given on Wednesday 20 May, starting at 8.00 p.m. –  see the Events page on this website.

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