The botany section has no formal outings but we link up with Sark Tourism for the Wild Flower Fortnight, usually the last week of April and first week of May. The walks are led by wild flower enthusiasts and they cover a variety of habitats over the fortnight.
Dr Roger Veall from UK, until recently a very regular visitor, was Sark’s plant recorder for the Botanical Society of British Isles (BSBI) since 1995. Susan Synnott replaced him in 2015. (Susan is the author of Wild Flowers of Sark, one of several publications available from our Heritage Room.) Our group links up with La Société Guernesiaise in Guernsey and La Société Jersiaise in Jersey whose members visit from time to time.
The herbarium in our Heritage Room was begun by Marcia Marsden in 1980. It is constantly being added to and updated each year. At present there are more than 550 specimens. A small library of reference books and specialist studies is available to visitors for browsing when the Heritage Room is open.
A photographic display of Sark spring flowers is usually on show during the Wild Flower Fortnight.