Qui suis-je? Who am I? Wer bin Ich?

Trained as a plant biologist & ecologist in Belgium, I am currently working for a UK-based charity, Plant Heritage, which manages a network of recognised National Plant Collections®, aimed at conserving our plant diversity through cultivation.

I am fascinated by botany and plants in general, as well as the close relationships they have with animals, from grazers to pollinators.
I have a particular interest in plant systematics and taxonomy (yes, I confess to enjoying latin!).

I live between the UK and France, and enjoy gardening, travelling to see plants in the wild, collecting antique books and 1970s records.


My Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/people/jellyfishy/

My LinkedIn profile: http://be.linkedin.com/pub/sophie-leguil/3/136/9ab

My Twitter account: https://twitter.com/SLeguil

14 thoughts on “About me

  1. James Corner says:

    I’ve just come across your blog (I found it from your recent registration with UKENHB) and really enjoyed reading it. I’m looking forward to to your next posts although if they are in French, I’ll certainly struggle a bit. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your experiences.

    1. Sophie says:

      Thanks for your kind comments! I have moved to the UK now, and I’m getting a bit lazy, so I think my posts will be in English from now on 😀

  2. Catherine Burton says:

    Hello! Lovely to see you last week at the Invasive Species week. I haven’t managed to get hold of your email yet so I thought this would be the quickest way of getting in touch. If you still want to come over to Leith Hill for our Field Recorders’ Meeting I can send you the details 🙂

    Best wishes,

    Catherine Burton (Biologisal Records Officer, SBIC / SWT)

  3. hedgiejim says:

    Great blog Sophie- details coming your way soon re Harvest Mice and other Surrey mammal Group Events. Lovely to meet you on the Invaives’ Week events. Best wishes

    Jim Jones (Wetland Landscape Officer SWT)

  4. PK Read says:

    Hi Sophie – Thank you for following my own blog! I am completely new to the (active) blogging experience, so am just kind of blindly feeling my way along – I must say, yours is a really welcome specimen when it comes to content + presentation. Well done. As soon as I figure out how to list followed blogs on my own, your will appear – Cheers –

    1. Sophie says:

      Thank you so much for your kind comments!
      I’ve been reading yours and the mix of nature, champagne, food and France suits me very much, look forward to reading your upcoming posts 🙂
      How long have you been living in France/Switzerland?

  5. Wayne Jones (@GelertPhotos) says:

    Hi Sophie. Just fond your blog an I’m loving it. I’m in rural west Wales where Spring is bursting out all over, as well as in my attempts at a bee, butterfly and moth-friendly cottage garden. I love all things nature and try to take (very amateurish), snaps of what I see along the way. Mostly for my own pleasure. 🙂 Found you via Twitter and a salad burnet pic of all things ! LOL ! Don’t ask ! :)) I added you on Twitter too. Hope that’s okay.

    1. Sophie says:

      Hi Wayne,
      Don’t worry about your posts, it just forgot to “approve” them so they don’t appear on the page.
      Salad burnet pic? Wow, it’s amazing how these things happen 😉 Thanks for the kind comments on my blog and for following me on Twitter!

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