Overnight in Shrewsbury after an intensive few days re-engaging with plants as part of Biological Recording module at Preston Montford Field Centre. The 'quantum leap' sculpture to celebrate birthplace of Charles Darwin is controversial ( mainly for it's cost) but I rather liked it especially how it echoed the shapes of the Welsh Bridge behind. I also enjoyed all the quirky timbered buildings (thinking ahead to Faversham)
At the FSC centre, it's' bee hotel' is allegedly the largest in the world!
The course was mainly classroom based with a thorough grounding in the basis of biological recording . We planned and executed a survey as part of this ( more to show we understood methodology but it was difficult not to get caught up in collecting data). Heather and I were looking for evidence of anther smut (fungal infection) of male flowers of Red Campion only to find that this one flower was the only example! We had to be very careful when doing searches for literature using the term 'smut'!!