And with Mike Dean, Secretary of the CNS who joined her for the event along with Chris Franks our president
Mary has of course a long pedigree of Welsh Studies with a First Class Honours Degree in Agriculture in the then University College of Wales, Aberystwyth 1949. PhD from Bangor on the effects of seabirds on the vegetation of islands based on research carried out on the islands off the Pembroke coast
She then went off lecturing in such places as Exeter and Australia before returning to the then University College, Cardiff: Department of Extra Mural Studies
She was among 12 other Welsh Women Botanists to be similarly recognised.