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May 2015

Big Nature Day at the Natural History Museum

May 23
Natural History Museum,
Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD United Kingdom
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The British Pteridological Society will be attending this year’s Big Nature Day. Come along and talk to our experts and find out everything you always wanted to know about ferns. More details will be coming soon. Big Nature Day is hosted by the Natural History Museum (London) Last updated on Monday, February 23, 2015

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Yorkshire Group – Moonwort Surveys

May 23 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
The Bridge Inn,
Grinton, Yorkshire, DL11 6HH 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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Ferns at Gardening Scotland

May 29 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Highland Centre,
Ingliston, Edinburgh, Scotland EH28 8NB United Kingdom
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Five enthusiastic garden design students from Edinburgh Botanic Gardens will be presenting a Show Garden featuring ferns at Gardening Scotland, 29-31 May 2015, at the Royal Highland Showground in Edinburgh. The title of the design is: ‘A Cryoptogamic journey… from Edinburgh to Logan’. The BPS are supporting this project with a grant from the Centenary Fund. If you get a chance to attend Gardening Scotland be sure to visit their show garden, and tell your gardening friends! Last updated on…

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EA: Assington Thicks Wood

May 30 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Assington Thicks Wood entrance,
The Street, Assington, CO10 5LJ United Kingdom
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Saturday 30th May: Assington Thicks Wood, Assington and Dollops Wood, Polstead, Suffolk and Barrie Stevenson’s garden, Cowlinge Meeting place: Assington Thicks Wood entrance, Grid ref TL933379 (about 100m south of Shoulder Of Mutton CO10 5LJ). Time: 10.30 a.m. Leader: Barrie Stevenson Lunch; Packed lunch or farm shop We will be led by Suffolk WT wardens on our visit to these two ancient woodland reserves where we should find a good variety of ferns. We will also make a brief stop…

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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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Wessex Group: Around Burley, New Forest

June 6 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wood’s Corner Car Park,
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Meeting Place: Wood’s Corner Car Park, Burley SU 220 042, at 11:00 a.m. Directions From the A31: Exit at Picket post head south to Burley. Through Burley Street into the village of Burley. Round the tight left-hand bend, then at the Queens Head Pub go straight on into Chapel lane, and continue along for .8 of a mile, the car park is on the left by a forest plantation. The site here was discovered last year, and contained hundreds of…

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

June 11 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Olchen Valley,
Upper House Farm, Hereford, United Kingdom
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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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SE: Cliffs and beach at Pett, near Hastings

June 13 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cliffs and beach at Pett, near Hastings,
Pett, Hastings, United Kingdom
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Saturday 13th June 2015, 10.30 a.m. Cliffs and beach at Pett, near Hastings, and Mark Border’s garden – 12 Highlands Close, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex Leader: Mark Border We shall start by visiting the famous fossil beach at Pett, where the Upper and Lower Cretaceous outcrop unstably at the sea near Hastings. We are hoping to be joined by the Hastings Natural History Society. After lunch in Pett, we will visit the Ophioglossum site near Hastings before visiting Mark Border’s garden…

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North West: Hampsfell – Grange-over-Sands

June 13 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Car Park,
Windermere Road, Grange-over-Sand, United Kingdom
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Meet at the car park on Windermere Road, Grange-over-Sands at 10.30am. (Turn right at the mini roundabout in front of the Toyota garage) There might be some free parking in layby just after the last house on the right. We will explore Eggerslack Woods before going on to Hampsfell. Last time we were there we avoided the limestone pavements because of rain. Hopefully we can explore them on this day. We recorded 20 taxa before, let’s see if we can…

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Society Day at RHS Wisley

June 19 - June 21
RHS Garden Wisley,
Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB United Kingdom
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Attached are are details of a Society Day at RHS Wisley on 19-21 June. It’s a very good opportunity to present the Society and its activities to members of other plant societies, and to members of the public visiting Wisley (who by definition should have an interest in plants). We need a few volunteers 1) to man the stand, and 2) to loan plants for a display. Peter Blake has agreed to coordinate the stand, with help from Jude Lawton.…

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