BPS has been contacted by a London company run by an ex-FSC tutor – They have a range of biological study courses which includes a fern identification course. This is a field trip but they are thinking about web based courses for the future.

If you are new to the Society and ferns, this could be a good introduction for you.  Click on the link below and have a look!

The course is taught by Dr Mark Spencer and will take place at Perivale Wood Nature Reserve in Ealing (London) on Wednesday 1st November 2023.

More info about the course can be found here:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beginners-fern-field-id-tickets-690941433427

Ctenitis subglandulosa

I thought I would show off this beautiful fern Ctenitis subglandulosa which I “found” on the allotment. I put pictures of it on “What’s that fern” and Peter Blake identified it. I think it is very slow growing and it is a big fern in Taiwan. However I have not noticed it sporing yet. When/if it does, I will send some spores to the Spore Exchange