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January 2016

Committee Meeting, Saturday, 16th January 2016

January 16, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Natural History Museum,
Cromwell Road
London, SW7 5BD United Kingdom
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Saturday, 16th January 2016 Last updated on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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EA: Winter Indoor Meeting

January 30, 2016 @ 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tim Pyner,
182 Southchurch Boulevard
Southend-on-Sea, SS2 4UX United Kingdom
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Saturday 30th January 2016. Winter Indoor Meeting, Southend, Essex Meeting place: 182 Southchurch Boulevard, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 4UX Time: 12.00 Tim Pyner will be hosting our winter meeting. This year past president and current editor of the Fern Gazette Professor Mary Gibby has very kindly agreed to give a talk on a fern related subject. Lunch and refreshments will be served. Last updated on Friday, February 6, 2015

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April 2016

AGM 2016

April 16, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Natural History Museum,
Cromwell Road
London, SW7 5BD United Kingdom
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In addition to the main AGM business, the meeting will be themed around ‘Figures and Events in BPS’s History’ as a start to our 125th celebrations. There will be several talks, and our own fern photographic competition. Last updated on Wednesday, November 4, 2015

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May 2016

WX: Andrew Leonard

May 14, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Andrew Leonard,
37 Lower Bere Wood
Waterlooville, PO7 7NQ
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This is a chance to see my fern collection, in my garden in Waterlooville and at my allotment in Portsmouth We will meet in the morning at 11:00 at my house Florida will give us an early lunch and then we can decamp to the allotment in Portsmouth On the way we will stop off at Hilsea lines to see Ophioglossum vulgatum If we still have any energy left, we can go to see the ferns growing on the Phoenix…

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SE: Dunkirk church, and Blean Wood, near Canterbury, Kent

May 21, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

The early date, is because we hope to see Ophioglossum in Dunkirk churchyard. Then we will visit Blean Wood, a huge area, comprising some ancient woodland, and which the society has never visited before. Fern Alder has kindly agreed to host us after the meeting. Last updated on Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

May 24, 2016 - May 28, 2016
RHS Chelsea Flower Show,
Royal Hospital, Chelsea
London, SW3 4SL
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It’s been 25 years since BPS ‘did’ Chelsea (and then for our 100th Anniversary). Ann Robbins has great plans for our stand, and has already started looking for volunteers to help out. But all depends on our application to attend being accepted! Last updated on Wednesday, November 4, 2015

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June 2016

North Somerset

June 4, 2016 - June 5, 2016
Cheddar Gorge,
Cheddar, BS27
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The meeting will visit both wetland and limestone sites near Cheddar. We will see some magnificent specimens of Osmunda and hopefully Thelypteris palustris at Shapwick Fen, and we will be visiting Priddy Mineries. Both these are classic BPS sites. We are also hoping to do some exploring in and around Burrington Combe (of “Rock of Ages” fame), where there is a lot of interesting geology and, according to the Institute of Geological Sciences, “many ferns, mosses and liverworts flourish in…

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WX: Linwood and Linford, New Forest

June 11, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Appleslade Bottom Car Park,
Linwood, Hampshire
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Meeting at Appleslade Bottom Car Park,SU 1845 0919 (50.88308317, -1.73887638) This is near the Red Shoot Inn BH24 3QT (camping available) The first site we are to look at has some Botrychium lunaria This is a recently discovered site by Mike Rowe. Andrew Leonard and I did count this year 25 fronds up to150mm high. It would be good if we could see how many if any there are, and see if we can find any more in the area.…

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Plant Societies Weekend, RHS Wisley

June 17, 2016 - June 19, 2016
RHS Garden Wisley,
Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB United Kingdom
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BPS will again have a stand at this event which showcases a variety of plant societies. We will be promoting the appreciation of ferns, fern growing and of course, the benefits of being a member of BPS. Please email me if you would like to help Last updated on Wednesday, November 4, 2015

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July 2016

125th Anniversary National Meeting – South Lakes

July 3, 2016 @ 8:00 am - July 9, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
nr Kendal, Cumbria LA7 7NW United Kingdom
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Area: Southern Lake District. Dates: Sunday 3rd July to Saturday 9th July inclusive. Organiser: Alec Greening. A week-long meeting which is based at the birth place of the Society. The programme involves visiting National Collections, field visits for rare ferns and garden visits. There will be some evening talks and a celebratory dinner on the final evening. Hotel information: Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands, nr Kendal, Cumbria, LA7 7NW The following nights are booked for the BPS: Saturday 2nd July to Friday…

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