What does Chris provide?

1.  ENTERTAINING, INFORMATIVE DIGITAL PRESENTATIONS for clubs and societies - why not draw this site to the attention of the programme secretaries of any societies you belong to?  Whilst a majority of his talks are to gardening and horticultural societies he has a "general-interest" style also speaking to such groups as National Trust Centres, Probus, Social Clubs, WI and the like.


2.   CO-FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF THE HIMALAYAN PLANT ASSOCIATION.  See: https://sites.google.com/a/shpa.org.uk/main/latest-situation



3.    PHOTOGRAPHIC IDENTIFICATION GUIDES to 'FLOWERS OF THE WESTERN HIMALAYA' - BEGINNING WITH PRIMULA then ANDROSACE, SAXIFRAGA, CLEMATIS, IRIS, DELPHINIUM, GERANIUM, ARISAEMA, RHODODENDRON and other genera.
These are "in preparation".

6.    IDENTIFICATION OF HIMALAYAN PLANTS - IF YOU HAVE TAKEN PHOTOGRAPHS (or gathered pressed specimens) OF PLANTS IN THE HIMALAYA - WHETHER ON HOLIDAY OR FOR STUDY/RESEARCH PURPOSES, CHRIS IS AVAILABLE TO ACCURATELY and RELIABLY IDENTIFY THESE (as far as is possible from the images sent).  HIS PRIME EXPERTISE LIES IS IN THE FLORA OF THE WESTERN HIMALAYA AND BORDERLANDS OF WESTERN TIBET BUT MAY WELL BE ABLE TO NAME SPECIES FROM MOST OTHER PARTS OF THE HIMALAYA (though his knowledge of lower elevation sub-tropical and tropical flora is minimal) See: https://sites.google.com/a/shpa.org.uk/fowh/

7.    CONSERVATION PROJECTS.  Within this site Chris raises serious concerns about aspect of plant conservation relating to the Himalaya as well as outlines his own efforts. See: https://sites.google.com/a/shpa.org.uk/main/introduction-4; https://sites.google.com/a/shpa.org.uk/main/putting-something-back-1; https://sites.google.com/a/shpa.org.uk/main/p-n-kohli-s-sugestions-to-the-indian-government; https://sites.google.com/a/shpa.org.uk/main/giant-himalayan-stinging-nettles---saviours-of-landslip-prone-nepalese-villages; https://sites.google.com/a/shpa.org.uk/main/turning-ladakh-deserts-green; https://sites.google.com/a/shpa.org.uk/main/cites



9.    RECOMMENDATION OF SITES WHERE ONE CAN VIEW OUTSTANDING IMAGES OF HIMALAYAN FLOWERS (and usually spectacular accompanying mountain scenery):

http://photos.v-d-brink.eu/Flora-and-Fauna/Asia/Pakistan-new/i-CkSw2Ts  Baltistan (Pakistan, strictly speaking Karakoram Range - similar flora to Ladakh's)































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