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January 2015

East Anglia Group – Winter Indoor Meeting

January 24, 2015 @ 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gillian & Bryan Smith,
1 Prospect Road, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR32 3PT United Kingdom
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Please note the change of date. We apologise for any inconvenience. Oulton Broad, Suffolk Gill and Bryan Smith are hosting this years meeting.  Our speaker will be BPS president John Edginton. Lunch will be served. A £2 contribution to costs will be appreciated. Last updated on Monday, November 17, 2014

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March 2015


March 27, 2015 - March 30, 2015
La Trelade Hotel,
Forest Road Guernsey GY4 6UB United Kingdom
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The meeting is now fully booked Last updated on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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April 2015

Annual General Meeting

April 11, 2015
Ness Botanic Gardens,
Neston Road, Ness, CH64 4AY United Kingdom
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Ness Botanic Gardens, Wirral. A chance to visit this lovely subtropical garden in spring. In addition to the main AGM business, the meeting will be themed around ‘Ferns in Focus’ with talks on fern photography and fern microscopy, and our own fern photographic competition. Last updated on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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June 2015

Next Generation Pteridology Symposium

June 1, 2015 - June 5, 2015
National Museum of Natural History,
1000 Jefferson Dr., Washington, DC United States
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Outline of conference: Monday, 1 Jun 2015 Symposium (of longer format talks) at the National Museum of Natural History Evening reception and featured poster session at the United States Botanic Garden Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 Colloquia and other talks (shorter format) Evening poster session at the NMNH Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 Colloquia and other talks (shorter format) Workshops Open evening Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 Colloquia and other talks (shorter format) Evening conference dinner at the NMNH Friday, 5 Jun 2015…

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June 20, 2015 - June 21, 2015
Unnamed Venue,
Stamford, Rutland United Kingdom
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This will probably be the first time a BPS group has visited this area to explore ferns, and as well as the usual woodland and meadow species, we particularly hope to see Ophioglossum vulgare. We will be based in Stamford and our records will be submitted for the BSBI’s Atlas 2020 project. Last updated on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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July 2015

Vercors & Verdon Gorge, SE France

July 11, 2015 - July 18, 2015
Vercors & Verdon Gorge,
Parc naturel régional du Vercors Rhône-Alpes France
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We have Jean-Luc Destombes helping with the planning and hoping to come out in the field with us. Jean-Luc has surgery pending at the moment, but has already contributed substantially to the early stages of planning. He has worked for many years in Vercors and has a very good knowledge of the ferns. Jean-Luc’s website The tour is almost full as there have been two earlier notifications but we often have people dropping out at this stage so there might…

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July 18, 2015
Kidlington and Didcot,
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Following their success in 2014, the Cultivar Group is planning another 1-day national meeting. This time, it will include visits to Alistair Urquhart’s garden in Kidlington and Nick Hards’ garden in Didcot. In particular, this will be an opportunity to see some choice varieties of Polystichum setiferum. Last updated on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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August 2015

Southport Flower Show

August 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am - August 23, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Southport Flower Show,
Victoria Park, Southport, PR8 2BZ United Kingdom
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The Society will have a stand in the “Societies Tent” promoting the BPS, demonstrating spore propagation and answering questions from visitors. There are also a number of fern display categories where you could win prizes for your ferns. Please offer to help Michael and the “Team” if you can; it is always fun and is a good way to promote ferns and introduce new people to the Society. Last updated on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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September 2015

North Wales

September 3, 2015 - September 6, 2015
Criccieth , Gwynedd United Kingdom
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Our base will be Criccieth and we will meet up for briefing on the evening of Thursday 3 September before beginning our visits on the Friday. During the trip, we will visit a number of garden and wild sites, the exact balance depending on the weather. The morning of Tuesday 8 September will be spent either heading home or visiting another location en route Last updated on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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October 2015

Autumn Indoor Meeting

October 24, 2015
Glasgow Botanic Gardens,
730 Great Western Rd, Glasgow, G12 0UE United Kingdom
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This will be our lead-in to the celebrations of BPS’s 125th anniversary in 2016. The theme will be ‘Major Milestones in Pteridology’ with a number of talks on ‘fern science’ in the morning and ‘fern growing’ in the afternoon. Last updated on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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