As many of you may know, Uta has recently decided to take on the role of Bryophyte Recorder for Leicestershire & Rutland, and has arranged some field meetings for us this year. The demands of this role and increased responsibility in her work at the LRWT, mean that she is no longer able to continue helping to organise the local group meetings. Uta has done a great job and I'm sure that all of us would like to thank her for the effort that she has made for the group over the last seven years, and for giving us lots of tips about plant identification while we have been at field meetings.
The group needs someone to take over Uta's role and help organise the local meetings. It's not onerous work; there are a couple of planning meetings early in the year, plus occasional meetings throughout the season usally in the evening. You need to be able to attend some field meetings and be a contact for some of them, but you don't need to be an expert botanist (don't worry!). As the majority of our communications are electronic, you need to have a reliable email address, and if you are keen, you can learn how to use the group's web account. If you are interested in helping, then please email Geoffrey or speak to him, Louise or Russell when you next see us.