The Bishopston Society suspended operations in October 2019. This is nothing to do with any virus, pandemic or lockdown. It's "just" due to lack of people to run it.
To all intents and purposes, we are therefore CLOSED. We are trying to maintain some interest via Facebook (and to a lesser exent Twitter) - see our social media feeds on the right hand side of our web site. The web site itself is not being updated (much), but all our work over the years is still represented well on the site, so we hope it will remain a useful resource....
.....and the possibility of the organisation being revived (quite possibly with a new name, and maybe refocused goals) has not been ruled out. It "just" needs some community support in the form of fresh new people-power, ie volunteers to get things going again, a small team maybe. Those of us left behind from the pre-October committee have undertaken to help anyone stepping forward, and are keeping things alive, if dormant, in case a handover to a new leader/group becomes possible.
Why are we closed? Can YOU help?
Our work was put on hold due to a leadership crisis. A public meeting gave massive support for a continuation of our work, and generated lots of good ideas. But nobody has come forward to carry those ideas forward. A vacuum has therefore been left, but it can be filled.....
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All these photos are of specimens growing in St Andrews Park. The Friends of St Andrews Wild Life group have created a dead wood log pile to encourage its colonisation by fungi associated with this particular microhabitat. Several of the species in these photos have been growing on this dead wood.