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Flora Derbyshire ADMIN March 2, 2015
Our Flora of Derbyshire is about to be published, and will be available from Spring 2015. Pre-order your copy at a reduced price now! See floraofderbyshire.blogspot.com for all purchasing options.


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Group Description

Images of flowers and other vascular plants growing wild in Derbyshire, England.
All photographs relate to a serious, scientific project to map and publish a new Flora of Derbyshire (Vice-county 57). As of Spring 2015 this major new work is NOW AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE. See how to order

Membership of this Group is by invitation only. But do please contact the group administrator if you have good botanical knowledge of Derby or Derbyshire as well as photographic skills. Be prepared to offer scientifically valid images with appropriate captions that you would like to add for possible use with the Flora. Sorry, but if you aren't known to us, we'll expect to see good evidence of botanical photos from Derbyshire that you've already posted on Flickr.

See an example of how we embed images here in an online version of our Flora Malva moschata (Musk), Calke Abbey.

Photos MUST be correctly named and captioned as they may ultimately be linked or embedded into Derby Museum's "Flora of Derbyshire" website. They should show one of the following:

a) Individual plants showing their setting or habitat, and in a named Derbyshire locality.
b) Study shots for ID purposes, also from a named Derbyshire locality.
c) Habitat or landscape shots reflecting the botanical richness of Derbyshire, with botanically relevant captions..

Ideally, we'd like to see two images of each plant - a study shot and a wide-angle view of the plant showing background interest. For uniformity, images need to be captioned according to guidelines in our Group Rules.

Our current priority images are the Orchidaceae, Equisetaceae, Ericaceae and all ferns and their allies.

Note: Neither Derby City Council's Museums Service nor the Derbyshire Flora Committee has any intention of taking credit for 3rd party images, but by joining this group you must be willing to allow us to embed your images into pages at www.derby.gov.uk/flora and to give us reasonable notice if you plan to remove or edit them.

These guidelines are subject to modification.

Group Rules

This Group is intended for use with an academic project to map and describe the distribution of vascular plants in Derbyshire, England.

1) You understand that photos added to this pool may be selected for linking or embedding into Derby City Council's Museums Service webpages for the Flora of Derbyshire at www.derby.gov.uk/flora

2) You will not withdraw or edit your images from Flickr without notifying the group adminstrator, as this may break hyperlinks on many Flora of Derbyshire webpages.

3) You will endeavour to title and caption your pictures in a way that will be useful to botanists. ie Titles should contain Scientific Name, Common Name and Locality Name. If not included there, your caption text should indicate where in Derbyshire your photo was taken. A 1km grid ref should be included if at all possible, but never reveal sensitive locality details which might put collectable plants at risk, or which might encourage others to trespass on private land.

4) Only submit photos of plants whose identity and scientific name you are ABSOLUTELY CONFIDENT of, and which were taken either in modern Derbyshire, Derby City or the botanical vice-county of Derbyshire (VC57). If in doubt, please DO NOT add that image!

5) Where there is a risk from plant collectors (eg orchids), neither captions nor the photos themselves must reveal detailed locality information which might put those plants at risk. Please also take care when geo-coding your images.

6) To help us keep track of new images, all uploaded photos will be queued for reviewing first. Please don't expect all submitted images to be added: duplicates, poorly labelled or unclear images will not be added, and we'll probably err on the side of caution, too!
We will give you an email address for Derby Museum and ask you to advise us when you have added new photos.

Additional Info

  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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