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March 2015


March 27 - March 30
La Trelade Hotel,
Forest Road Guernsey GY4 6UB United Kingdom
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The meeting is now fully booked Last updated on Friday, January 23, 2015

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April 2015

Annual General Meeting

April 11
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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GEP Andalucia 2015

April 30 - May 4
Hotel Montera Plaza,
Avda. Carlos Cano s/n - 11370, Los Barrios, Cádiz Spain
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The official part of the excursion will be based at Los Barrios (N of Algeciras) at the Hotel Montera Plaza which offers rooms (incl. breakfast) for €30 per person/night. There is the intention to organize a meeting with local botanists who will give a talk about the region. There may be an opportunity for further ferning after the official meeting. If you are interested in joining the GEP, please contact Ronnie Viane for further information. Last updated on Friday, January…

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May 2015

Website Training Day

May 1 - May 31

This will be an opportunity to spend a day learning how the BPS website works and how you can get involved with it. Do not worry about your level of computer literacy, as you will be shown all you need to be able to contribute. All you need is the desire. You can come for as little time or as much time as suits you. You can be shown simple things, like how to login and how to use the…

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Yorkshire Group – Moonwort Surveys

May 23 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Grinton near Reeth,
Grinton, North Yorkshire DL11 United Kingdom
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Meeting Place – Bridge Inn Car Park, Grinton Near Reeth (SE (44) 046 984) or lat/lon 54.381521 -1.929198 (for Sat Navvers). Landranger 98 OL30 Food – Pub grub (Bridge Inn) or pack-up Going – easy on roadsides but a bit hilly in places and exposed (warm clothes and waterproofs) Footwear – Anything comfy The plan is to do possibly the last detailed monitoring of the Moonwort and Adder’s tongue colonies in our fixed quadrats that we set up in 2009.…

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June 2015

Next Generation Pteridology

June 1 - June 5
National Museum of Natural History,
1000 Jefferson Dr., Washington, DC United States
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12th Symposium of the International Organization of Plant Biosystematists 1-5 June 2015 in Washington D.C. National Museum of Natural History & United States Botanic Garden http://botany.si.edu/sbs/ PROGRAM Colloquia • Biogeographic patterns and processes of speciation and hybridization in spore-bearing plants (organized by Tom A. Ranker and Paul G. Wolf) • Evolution and development in ferns and lycophytes: case studies and perspectives (organized by Alejandra Vasco and Barbara Ambrose) • Future challenges of fern and lycophyte ecology: a call for conservation…

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South Wales & Borders – Exploration of the Olchen Valley, Herefordshire

June 11 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Olchen Valley,
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The first meeting of 2015 will be a fairly strenuous visit to the Olchen Valley in Herefordshire, starting at the base of the Cat’s Back ridge, descending to the valley floor, climbing up the length of the valley to the ridge above Hay Bluff, before returning to the start along the Cat’s Back ridge itself. This is a round trip of over 6 miles with around 300 metres of climbing, and with optional scrambling (recommended if you wish to see…

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June 20 - June 21
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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Yorkshire Group – Cottingham

June 20 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thwaite Botanic Garden,
57 Thwaite Street, Cottingham, East Yorkshire HU16 4QX United Kingdom
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Meeting Place – Thwaite Botanic Gardens, 57 Thwaite Street, Cottingham, East Yorkshire. HU16 4QX. Drive in through wrought iron gates and park. Food – Skidby Mill café or a cafe at the Quayside. Footwear – walking shoes In the morning we will tour Thwaite Botanic Garden and the glasshouses with Yvonne’s fern collection. After lunch drive to Hull Quayside to see Asplenium marinum. Back to Cottingham for a possible visit to Thwaite Friend Steve Howe’s garden who has a good…

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July 2015

South Wales & The Borders Group – The Blorenge, Gwent

July 2 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Keepers Pond Car Park,
Abergavenny Road, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire United Kingdom
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A botanical ramble around The Blorenge, Gwent For our second trip, we will undertake a much more leisurely stroll on The Blorenge, a bluff overlooking Abergavenny in Gwent. This is an area of interest both from the botanical and the industrial archaeology viewpoint and we will visit a number of sites fairly close to car parking, although some walking will be involved. We expect to see a good range of upland ferns, both acid and lime loving and definitely a…

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