News Archive

All news items that are sent to us are put on the BPS News Box on the right hand margin of the Home page. When we get a new item, we take the last item off the bottom of the list and put it here. Thus you can find here that we have assembled a miscellany of items of general fern interest.
Please send us anything ferny that catches your eye.

   
They’re raising attack insects to destroy invading ferns in Everglades
(mypalmbeachpost.com)
2018/09/25
Fern stamps from Nepal 20172018/09/23
The Whitwell Fern Garden, Kendal2018/09/22
Alison Evans joins the BPS Website Sub-Committee2018/08/30
Confused about our Home Page?2018/08/20
Culcita remberi sp. nov., an Understory Fern of Cyatheales from the Miocene of Northern Idaho
(www.journals.uchicago.edu)
2018/08/12
Chlorophyllosophy by Jennifer Deegan2018/08/01
Spore heroes: unlocking the life-cycle secrets of the earliest land plants
(amp.theguardian.com)
2018/07/20
Scientists conjecture how traces of toxic bracken ended up in the Iceman’s stomach
(www.iceman.it)
2018/07/18
An Annotated Checklist of Indian Pteridophytes2018/07/05
Fern-tastic! Crowdfunded fern genomes published
(phys.org)
2018/07/04
Danesbury Fernery
(youtube.com)
2018/06/28
American Fern Journal
(biodiversitylibrary.org)
2018/06/05
The Cultivar group weekend 16th and 17th of June2018/06/05
The Fern Garden, Shirley Hibberd, Publication date 1872
(archive.org)
2018/06/01
Top 10 ferneries from around Britain
(www.telegraph.co.uk)
2018/05/29
There are some new items from Merchandising. Please follow this link to see them2018/05/21
NGS Open Garden: North London May Bank Holiday Weekend2018/05/17
Genomic gigantism in the whisk-fern family (Psilotaceae): Tmesipteris obliqua challenges record holder Paris japonica (www.researchgate.net)2018/05/12
Non-native Minnows Threaten Quillwort Populations in High Mountain Shallow Lakes (www.frontiersin.org)2018/05/11
Project Gutenberg's The Fern Lover's Companion, by George Henry Tilton2018/04/09
The Parts of a Fern2018/04/06
The Spore Exchange is now closed for orders, but we welcome any donations to rebuild our stocks for next year. For information on donating please see here2018/04/02
Fern Cultivar Group Newsletters2018/03/29
Spring Meeting & 115th Annual General Meeting – 14th April 20182018/03/26
Filmy ferns in the valley of the Rhaeadr Ddu2018/03/26
Remember if you haven’t ordered your spores yet, that the Exchange closes for the year on Saturday the 31st March2018/03/18
Come on everyone with a camera / mobile phone - entries are still needed for the Photo Competition to be held at the AGM. See details in the Autumn Mailing2018/03/05
Sale time – the BPS 2018 calendar is still available – now a bargain at less than half price. You can order through the Merchandise webpage or by post. See the Merchandise page for details2018/03/05
Tim Pyner (1958-2018)2018/02/18
Publicity and Communication Officer vacancy2018/02/17
The Spore Exchange is now live on the website2018/01/01
Chelsea exhibit a ‘huge honour’ for owner of world-class plant collection in Kerry
(www.irishexaminer.com)
2017/12/19
Ruth Wheeler is a wood sculptor and artist and she has a passion for ferns2017/11/27
You may be interested to know about a forthcoming exhibition at GoMA (Gallery of Modern Art) Glasgow. It features a splendid example of a Wardian case from the Natural History collection2017/11/24
BPS 2018 CALENDAR – last year we ran out of the 2017 BPS calendars, so several people weren’t able to buy a copy. Don’t miss out this year. The 2018 BPS calendar is available to buy through the Merchandise page so don’t be disappointed this year and get yours in time for Christmas!2017/11/20
Ferns, Clubmosses, Quillworts and Horsetails of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly2017/11/09
AboutFerns.org is a collaborative effort to collect information relating to the worlds ferns2017/11/09
A drone's eye view of the garden of Jorge Lorenzo in Galicia2017/11/08
An invitation to the 6th Edition of International Conference on Pharmacognosy and Medicinal Plants2017/11/04
Flora of Taiwan Second Edition Volume 1 Pteridophytes
(tai2.ntu.edu.tw)
2017/11/02
Ever wondered what is on this website? Click here for the full site map (You can search this page by doing a CTRL+F)2017/10/26
Restoring the Jodrell Bank Fern Collection with the British Pteridological Society (jodrellbank.net)2017/10/13
Fern books free of charge, from the BHL on-line library 2017/10/10
Polystichum Cultivars by J.W.Dyce, edited and expanded by Robert Sykes and Martin Rickard, New 2nd Edition with Colour Plates2017/09/21
Ferns on Gardeners' World. The relevant section starts at 06m19s (youtube.com)2017/09/02
Do you need help in identifying British native ferns?2017/08/24
Una nueva población de Christella dentata en Tenerife, islas Canarias (In Spanish, with Google English translation below the article)2017/08/21
Gold medal for the BPS stand at Southport Flower Show!2017/08/20
Françoise Reth's Blog
(Google translated from French)
2017/08/19
More details on Focus Stacking (see Pteridologist V6 P4 page 263)(theitinerantbotanist.blogspot.co.uk)2017/07/28
Original antique victorian cast iron fern combination fireplace
(ebay.co.uk)
2017/07/15
The control over the Clegna torrent will not be done: denied permission
2017/07/11
Blue prints: photography pioneer Anna Atkins's hand-crafted images – in pictures
(theguardian.com)
2017/06/24
Massive mystery fern die-off at Seattle park 
(king5.com)
2017/06/19
Unfurling ferns dominate the dripping woods (theguardian.com)2017/06/05
Plant Heritage adds three new collections -
Polypodium (hortweek.com)
2017/06/05
Crowdfunding to sequence the genome of Marsilea vestita2017/06/01
A Fern unchanged (indefenseofplants.com)2017/06/01
Three Day Sale Of An Extensive Collection Mauchline Ware2017/05/29
Blechnaceae name changes table2017/05/01
Eccleston Square Gardens, Pimlico, Open Day Sunday 14 May (2 - 5pm). Admission £4.00
(ngs.org.uk)
2017/04/27
Nursery sees fern sales up 44% as botanics trend kicks in (hortweek.com)2017/04/27
Hobbyist's Guide to Identifying Platyceriums (halling.com)2017/04/12
The XXI Cryptogamic Botany Symposium will take place on 20-24 June 2017 in Aranjuez, Spain2017/04/07
The program for the 2017 AGM 2017/03/23
A tiny town beset by invasive plant life is the subject of this vivid and beautifully filmed documentary from Ewan McNicol and Anna Sandilands (theguardian.com)2017/03/12
Bob Brown, from Cotswold Garden Flowers, with his recommendations on wintergreen ferns for winter interest (rareplantfair.co.uk)2017/02/25
Yvonne Golding asks a question on BBC Gardeners Question Time from Hull - City of Culture 2017, Sun 29 January 20172017/02/01
Yvonne Golding asked a question on BBC Gardeners Question Time from Jodrell Bank, Sun 31 Mar 20132017/01/24
Don't forget to send your ferny entries for the Photographic Competition by 31st March 2017
2017/01/01
The Spore Exchange is now live on the website
2017/01/01
New BPS Merchandise in time for Christmas – a BPS baseball cap and a fine woven fern scarf - see the Merchandise page for more details.
2016/11/25
Fern stuff from Etsy (Etsy.com)
2016/11/24
Fern Names and their Meanings - 2nd edition. First published by J.W. Dyce in 1988, and now fully revised and much enlarged by J.A.
2016/11/12
Helechos amenazados de Andalucia (Consejería de Medio Ambiente. Junta de Andalucía)


2016/11/11
New Zealand ferns by Richie Steffen (Facebook)


2016/10/21
New Email List, Online Key, and OTS Course2016/10/10
Henstead exotic garden − our jungle off the A12 (eadt.co.uk)2016/09/23
Ferns and Fossils – children’s pictures2016/09/21
GARDENING with ALI MARSHALL: Ferns bring real elegance to the garden (torquayheraldexpress.co.uk)2016/09/11
Plant of the week: Alpine wood fern (theguardian.com)2016/09/05
Two New Species and a New Subgenus of Tarsonemid Mites (Acari: Heterostigmatina: Tarsonemidae) from Ferns in Poland2016/08/28
Campbell Fern Ceramic Pendant Light by LYNGARD CERAMICS(notonthehighstreet.com)2016/08/25
Scientists explore oil clean-up properties of aquatic ferns (phys.org)2016/08/23
BPS win Silver medal at Southport Flower Show2016/08/18
Now Available from NYBG Press: Anemia (Anemiaceae) Flora Neotropica Monograph 118 by John T. Mickel2016/08/14
Pikopiko takakau (damper bread with fiddleheads) (bite.co.nz)2016/07/26
A Pteridologist and Her Indomitable Ferns (thewire.in)2016/07/26
Lorna Mohi-Roberts and four lost children dug cave, survived on ferns in Urewera bush ordeal
(stuff.co.nz)
2016/07/26
Fossil visitor attraction will be safeguarded says council (clydebankpost.co.uk)2016/07/19
Which ferns float your boat? (telegraph.co.uk)2016/07/18
Highfield House Open Garden, Harbledown, Canterbury2016/07/09
New 'stumpery' to open on Sizergh Castle estate (thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk)2016/06/30
Watsonian Patent Fern Bricks, Paul Everson, offprinted from Garden History, 38 part 2 pages 315-9 (Winter 2010)
2016/06/26
Plant of the Month: Palapalai fern (westhawaiitoday.com)2016/06/06
Lophosoria quadripinnata (silver fern) - Plants from the Woods & Forests of Chile2016/05/31

BPS stand at Chelsea wins a silver award2016/05/24
Native ferns are an easy way to add some 'green' to your drought garden (latimes.com)2016/05/24
Missing mother and daughter rescued after using ferns to spell 'help' in clearing (standard.co.uk)2016/05/04
New Merchandise for 20162016/05/02
Plant Society's First Newsletter (Spring 2016 Updated version)2016/04/25
The Fern That Cooled the Planet. About 50 million years ago the planet experienced extreme cooling, and all from a little fern. 2016/04/18
The stumpery will be officially opened during the National Meeting in the Lakes by Sue Olsen and Richie Steffen on Friday 8th July at 11.00 am.2016/03/30
Victorian Scrap Album: Ferns from The Himalayas (1883) 37x28cm, 22pages (ebay)2016/03/11
A Comparative Study of Lady Ferns and Japanese Painted Ferns (Chicago Botanic Garden)2016/03/02
Proposed BPS fern tour to the Azores 20172016/03/01
Plant Society's First Newsletter (Spring 2016)2016/02/21
Britain's Treasure Islands2016/02/10
Whisk ferns are harmless, leafless plants (tcpalm.com)2016/02/06
Ferns on your plate (taipeitimes.com)2016/01/22
Pioneering project returns Diplazium laffanianum (Governor Laffan's Fern) to wild (royalgazette.com)2016/01/10
Another Green World - Linn Botanic Gardens: Encounters with a Scottish Arcadia2015/12/29
The Christmas Fern, a Cold-Weather Frond (nytimes.com)2015/12/27
Death of Scots botanist Jamie Taggart 'not suspicious' (bbc.co.uk)2015/12/18
Could bracken be the future of biofuels? (cnbc.com)2015/12/16
New Zealand flag referendum gets under way (theguardian.com)2015/11/20
The list has been produced by a team from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and Bòrd na Gàidhlig2015/11/18
Maidenhair spleenwort fern on a railway bridge near Mickleton2015/11/18
The best fern varieties and where to buy them (telegraph.co.uk)2015/11/08
A mouse that eats ferns like a dinosaur2015/11/04
A set of 100-year-old giant tree ferns have been installed at Pershore College as part of its £5.8million redevelopment.2015/10/25
The treefern garden of Jorge Lorenzo, Bergondo, A Coruña, Spain2015/10/12
News about the BPS exhibit at Chelsea 20162015/10/05
Hardy Blechnum in cultivation, an article by Tim Pyner, first published in the March 2012 issue of The Plantsman2015/10/01
Woodwardia in cultivation, an article by Tim Pyner in the Plantsman2015/09/30
Victorian art found under wallpaper at Lews Castle2015/09/20
The Fern Atlas 20022015/09/02
New Zealand's new flag: final four designs announced2015/09/01
BPS win Silver Medal at Southport Flower Show2015/08/27
YouTube’s auto-generated topic channel about ferns2015/08/20
Cyathea brownii frond, outside the temperate palmhouse, Edinburgh2015/08/18
Publicity and Marketing Officer required for the BPS2015/08/12
The life and craft of William and Henry Bradbury, masters of nature printing in Britain (HUNTIA Volume 15 Number 2 2015)
2015/07/31
Culcita macrocarpa in the Picos de Europa, Spain (Google translation from the original Spanish)2015/07/29
Treaty of ferns of America by Charles Plumier, 17052015/07/26
Brakes and hairs from a maiden: The Pteridaceae fern family diversity in Togo (eurekalert.org)2015/07/23
Deparia petersenii is an invasive species (cabi.org)2015/07/08
Ferns by the dozens for Oregon gardeners (registerguard.com)2015/06/24
Try your hand at the Crossword (courtesy of the Pteridologist)2015/06/16
Last fern standing: Fairchild helps rescue South Florida’s disappearing plants (Miami Herald)2015/06/10
This clip is from the BBC's Coast, Series 9, Secret Paths to Hidden Treasures 2015/06/04
Botrychium pumicola found on Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Oregon (2010) 2015/06/04
Fern Show Garden at Gardening Scotland Wins Award2015/06/02
The Plant Lover's Guide to Ferns by Richie Steffen and Sue Olsen2015/05/30
Detailed program and abstracts of the Next Generation Pteridology Conference2015/05/25
Reopened Fern Gully at the Botanic Gardens has 'plenty of garden drama'2015/05/21
Botanists look to fern for clues to Southeast Alaska's past2015/04/26
Eat Fiddlehead Ferns this Spring2015/04/14
The results of the BPS annual photographic competition 20152015/04/12
The fern stamps of Guernsey2015/04/11
112th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING was held at Ness Botanical Gardens on Saturday 11th April 20152015/04/11
Cystocarpium × roskamianum is the natural hybrid between Cystopteris dickieana and Gymnocarpium robertianum2015/02/24
Verdi Dining Set from M&S 2015/02/02
Books from the library of the late Dr. Frances Jarrett, auctioned by Bonhams on 24/03/2015 2015/01/08
Something for everyone at Buçaco National Forest in central Portugal2015/01/02
FOTW is a digital herbarium that allows its members to publish photos of Ferns and Lycophytes on the site and to post comments without the approval of an Editor.2015/01/01
Ordering spores on-line2015/01/01
Ferns Eject Their Spores with Medieval-Style Catapults (Scientific American)2014/12/31
No longer available: Ferns at Cragside (ferny bit started at 00:23:20)2014/12/11
Rare Ferns: Thriving in Fumes and Grime2014/11/14
Polystichum lonchitis on Hutton Roof - a still from BBC Autumnwatch 2014 episode 4 (18:47)2014/10/31
Female ferns decide battle of the sexes (wired.co.uk)2014/10/24
Fern World Newsletter Issue 92014/10/20
Article by Dr Sarah Whittingham (devonlife.co.uk)2014/10/13
This website is based on fifteen years of field work on this spectacular small island and reveals an astonishing plant biodiversity of over 1300 wild flowering plant species and 150 species of ferns squeezed into a rugged 620 square kilometers.2014/10/10
This website aims to provide comprehensive lists of all species of ferns known from Thailand, Laos and Cambodia2014/10/09
Illustration by Helen Ahpornsiri 2014/10/08
Weevils tackle invasive azolla water fern on River Till (BBC News Lincolnshire)2014/10/06
A gardener has created an extraordinary home for tree ferns in London2014/09/06
Who found our ferns? wins award2014/09/06
Information about the Next Generation Pteridology Symposium2014/09/06
Ascog Hall Fernery has new owners 2014/08/26
Cyanotype photogram of Wood Horsetail from the 1853 book Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns by Atkins and Dixon2014/08/16

BPS win  GOLD  at Southport Flower Show2014/08/14
A tribute by Ronnie Viane2014/08/12
News from Linn Botanic Gardens2014/08/10
Alfred Russel Wallace – Ferns collected in Borneo2014/08/05
Gloucester and Sharpness Canal ferns tackled with weevils2014/08/03
Anogramma ascensionis (section starts @ 0:07:00) from Plant Invaders, an episode from Radio 4's Plants: From Roots to Riches 2104/07/31


BPS win  GOLD  at the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show...2104/07/31
Fern inspired fabric garments by ClementsRibeiro2014/07/23
Excert from BBC's Coast series (9/2) Secret paths to hidden treasures. Section starts at 0:09:002014/07/22
Ebook version of the victorian classic "Ferns and Fern Culture" by J. Birkenhead2014/07/17
Duke professor names new fern genus in honor of Lady Gaga2014/07/07
Article on Azolla (newsobserver.com)2014/07/07
Article from economist.com on Azolla, nitrogen-fixing ferns, aquatic alfalfa, finding the genome of this extraordinary plant
2014/06/21
A miscellany of fern inspired artefacts from Homes & Aniques magazine2014/05/23
A species of tree fern discovered in Ecuador in 2003 has finally been proved to be distinct from its Costa Rican cousin2014/05/18
The results of the BPS annual photographic competition2014/04/12
The latest version of of the BPS on-line Newsletter2014/03/01
All the versions of of the BPS on-line Newsletter2011/12/01

Report of the formal opening of the restored victorian fernery at Benmore2009/09/08
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