The Botanical Society was founded (as the Flora Group) in 1976 and organises field meetings, talks and events throughout the year. Membership is open to anyone who is interested in botany, and costs £15 per year or £30 for 3 years.
To join, please make a cheque payable to Shropshire Botanical Society and send them to the membership secretary, Peta Sams, 14 Ballard Close, Ludlow, SY8 1XH
The Botanical Society has a large collection of publications and data, all of which is freely available to members and the public, to promote botanical surveying, scientific research and nature conservation. The only thing we ask is that you do not plagiarise any of the data we make available or attempt to sell it to anyone, but anyone is free to use it appropriately if you reference the sources in the usual ways.
>> Newsletters Dropbox folder
Latest newsletter now available: Autumn 2016. Contents include reports on Whixall Moss and the importance of peat bogs, a plan to conserve least water-lily, and a history of female botanists in Shropshire.
The Flora & Vegetation of Shropshire 2015
The Flora & Vegetation of Shropshire is still available in print. You can order it here for £35 plus £4.95 postage (UK only) via Paypal (either using a Paypal account or any credit/debit card). We will send it to the address given with your payment, unless you tell us otherwise).
Alternatively, you can get a complete, searchable pdf from the archive folder below, or the species accounts updated to include discoveries and taxonomic changes since 2015 (called Flora of Shropshire 2016).
Our publications archive Dropbox folder contains many books and reports of interest to botanists and ecologists in Shropshire, including Site Floras of Attingham Park, Haughmond Hill, the Stiperstones and Shrewsbury, as well as Rare Plants of Shropshire and several county Floras. It also contains scanned copies of many of the Caradoc & Sever Valley Field Club’s publications.