Fungus Forays 2016

The foraying season is with us once more. (more…)

Wareham & Studland – 4th June 2016

Report on the visit to Wareham and Studland is on the General Section page. Click here.

Wonderful old Isle of Wight natural history book for sale

Frank Morey, the founder of our Society, wrote ‘A Guide to the Natural History of the Isle of Wight’, published in 1909.


Request for photos for ‘Wight Studies’

Paul Bingham, editor of ‘Wight Studies’ has made a request for natural history photos to include in the next volume.


Join us on our New Year plant hunt, 2pm Sunday 3rd January

In recent years, members of the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland have been out as individuals or groups to record plants in flower on New Year’s Day.  (more…)

Wild plant enquiry

Purple Toadflax (Linaria purpurea) © BK

Purple Toadflax (Linaria purpurea) © BK

Bill Keatley asked about a plant he found in Ryde in July 2012 and from his photo we were able to tell him it is Purple Toadflax (Linaria purpurea), which used to be grown in cottage gardens and nowadays appears as a casual in urban areas and on disturbed ground.