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July 2015

South Wales & The Borders Group – The Blorenge, Gwent

July 2 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Pen-Ffordd-Goch Pond,
Pen-Ffordd-Goch Pond
Pontypool, Monmouthshire NP4 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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Wessex: Around Worth Matravers

July 4 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
The Square and Compass,
Dorset BH19 3LF United Kingdom
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Meeting Place: The car park near the The Square & Compass This will be a chance to see some of the rarer ferns of this region in some truly remarkable and beautiful locations Morning: We will walk down to the coast and look for Asplenium marinum in the caves Lunch: A pastie and a pint in the pub (recommended) or bring sandwiches Afternoon: we will go and look around Studland Bay (about 20 minutes drive) to see some of the…

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North West: Leck Beck Head and Easegill

July 4 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Bull Pot Farm,
Fell Road
Casterton, LA6 2JP
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Meet at Bull Pot Farm (SD6628 8145) at 10.30am. This is approached by a narrow lane to the west of Casterton. Follow signs to Branthwaite Nursery and keep going. This SSSI has been visited twice in the past by the BPS and 20 taxa have been found. We walk over moorland down to Ease Gill and explore its magnificent scenery. This gill is normally dry in Summer. The return is over moorland which is usually damp and involves a very…

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Vercors & Verdon Gorge, SE France

July 11 - July 18
Vercors & Verdon Gorge,
Parc naturel régional du Vercors Rhône-Alpes France
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This meeting is now fully booked 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…

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July 18
Kidlington and Didcot,
Oxfordshire United Kingdom
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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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Yorkshire Group – Stand Wood, Chatsworth & Beeley Village.

July 18 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP United Kingdom
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Meeting place: Car parking [43/260703]: Park close by the Chatsworth Stable Yard at top of parking area – car parking fee of £3 .00 for full day parking. Meet 10.30am at coffee shop in the yard. Food: Packed lunch or food at the stables restaurant – can get very hectic at lunch time during the summer season. Foot wear: general walking boots as much of the walking will be on foot ways and reasonable ground. On the East facing slopes…

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Scottish Group – Bioblitz at Dawyck

July 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dawyck Botanic Garden,
Near Peebles, Scottish Borders EH45 9JU United Kingdom
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Bioblitz at Dawyck Botanic Garden Last updated on Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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EA: Scrubs Wood and Woodham Walter Common

July 25 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Scrubs Wood SSSI,
36 Symmonds Lane
Danbury, United Kingdom
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Saturday 25th July: Scrubs Wood, Danbury and Woodham Walter Common, Essex (Joint Meeting with Essex Field Club) and Tim Pyner’s garden, Southend Meeting place: Danbury,Runsell Lane, junction with Simmonds Way, entrance to Scrubs Wood, Grid ref TL787057. There should be enough space on roadsides for cars. Time: 11.00 a.m. Leader: Tim Pyner Lunch: Packed lunch This large area of ancient woodland has many varied habitats and we should find a good range of ferns. Once again we will be joined…

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August 2015

SE: Folkestone Warren (Capel-le-Ferne)

August 1 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Folkestone Warren,
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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Saturday 1st August, 2015, 10.30a.m. Folkestone Warren (Capel-le-Ferne), Kent, and Smeeth, near Ashford, Kent. Leader: Pat Acock /Paul Ripley Folkestone Warren contains Harts Tongues, one of which holds the world record for length. It is a fascinating place that the Society has not visited for some time. We are hoping to be joined by the Kent Botanical Recording Group for the afternoon, when we are visiting woods at Smeeth, near Ashford, where Osmunda has been recorded, and where Matteuccia and…

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Manchester & N Midlands Group – Tissington Trail and Bradford Dale

August 1 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Morning – monitoring of the Dryopteris submontana on the Tissington Trail, plus several aspleniums, some Dryopteris affinis agg. to try to sort out, and Polystichum aculeatum. In the afternoon we can re-visit Bradford Dale to check on the Polystichum setiferum found by Yvonne some years ago, as well as a selection of limestone and woodland ferns. More details when we have done our preliminary visit! Last updated on Thursday, June 25, 2015

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