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 : 13th May 2022

All BPS national and regional events are able to go ahead under current regulations, however we are consious there are still risks to vulverable members.

Regional Meetings
Most National and some regional meetings have resumed. Please note these are run at the discretion of the group leader, and subject to cancellation at short notice.

National Meeings
Please book on to National events, but be mindful these are subject to differing coutry regulations. In Wales groups are required to carry out Coronavirus risk assessments.

National Shows
These have restarted and the BPS will have a precence if it is felt safe to do so.

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?