We're very saddened to report that Tom Cairns passed away in June. Tom was a very active member of the WBS and in the past few years had been enthusiastically recording in Wiltshire for the BSBI's Atlas 2020 Project.
He was a real people person and had a sunny and warm disposition which certainly helped him negotiate his way onto private land to undertake his botanical surveys. He was usually seen in the company of his rather expensive-looking camera, with which he took some amazing photographs of Wiltshire's plants. We will remember him with much fondness.
Dave Green and Paul Darby have kindly written this tribute