The botany section of La Société has no official outings during the year. However, we link up with Sark Tourism for the Wild Flower Fortnight which is usually the last week of April and first week in May. Dr Roger Veall from the UK joins the walks led by Penny Prevel from Tourism adding his expertise on more specific plants. He is also the plant recorder for Sark for the Botanical Society of the British Isles, (BSBI).
The Herbarium at our Records Centre was started by Marcia Marsden in 1980. It is constantly being added to and updated each year. At present there are 550 specimens. A good collection of botanical books and pamphlets are available for browsing to the public in our reference library when the centre is open.
A photographic display of spring flowers is usually on show during the Wild Flower Fortnight. Other exhibitions since opening the Museum and Resource Centre in 2005 have been:
Unique, Rare and Interesting Plants of Sark, 2005
Secret Habitats of Sark, 2005
Path to Grand Grève (on a particular day in July 2007),
Out of the Ashes, (plants which arose out of a burnt area on Derrible headland), 2008
Ferns of Sark, 2008
Aliens and Invasives, 2009