Tag: Expedition

Botanical discovery in Nepal

In August 2017 Dr Colin Pendry led an expedition to Bajura, a remote district of Nepal. This short film is about the challenges of reaching the higher altitudes…

Can’t see the begonias for the trees – hidden diversity in Kalimantan

Borneo lies at the heart of Southeast Asia, and has some of the most diverse equatorial rainforest in the world. However a considerable portion of this diversity remains…

Vietnam Expedition, 2016

Scaling new heights Bach Moc Luong Tu – 30 October to 02 November The trip to Bach Moc Luong Tu was much discussed during our preparations for the…

From Borneo to the Botanics: When the expedition ends, what happens to a botanist’s collection?

This Blog post was written by Olivia Nippe, a PhD intern who spent three months working in the RBGE Herbarium: The RBGE herbarium contains over 3 million pressed…

Flora of Nepal Expedition 2014. Impatiens glandulifera (Himalayan Balsam).

We all know this plant too well from colonising river banks, cycle paths and becoming an increasing problem in as an invasive plant in the UK. Its native…

Flora of Nepal expedition 2014 – update

We are all back safe and sound in Kathmandu and after a few very busy days I now have a chance to do this. Since getting back we’ve…

Flora of Nepal expedition 2014 – update

Namaste from Kathmandu. We’ve been in country now for 3 very busy days and are now ready to leave for the field. As with expedition of this nature…

Darchula 2012

From the 3nd of July to the 31st of July 2012 I was part of an international expedition exploring the flora of the Darchula district of Far West…