All posts by David Hill

Live and work in North Wales, and have a particular interest in Lycopods. I've just completed an MSc in Biological Recording, looking at Marsh Clubmoss records for Wales.

Coronavirus Statement

Updated 20th October 2020

Due to the current Coronavirus/Covid-19 outbreak, all BPS national and regional events have been cancelled until the end of the year. At the January committee meeting the the situation will be re-evaluated.

Regional Meetings
All National & Regional meetings have now been cancelled until the end of 2020.

National Shows
All 2020 shows including NEC and RHS events have now been cancelled.

David G. Hill

Carved fern identity…

I recently received an enquiry from Max Donnelly, Curator of Nineteenth-Century Furniture at the Victoria and Albert Museum. He was asking about the possible identity of ferns which form part the carved decoration of an oak bookcase in the collection. The bookcase was made in 1862-3 and is richly carved with plants in the Ruskinian Gothic style, including ferns.


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I asked Max for some detailed photographs, which he kindly provided and I’ve added below.

I know what I think they are, but I wondered if others had suggestions?