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October 2014


October 22 - November 2

This event is supported by, but not organised by, the BPS Last updated on Thursday, May 1, 2014

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November 2014

South-East Regional Group

November 8
Appledore station,
Station Road, Appledore, Kent TN26 2DF United Kingdom
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End of season Meeting Saturday November 8th 2014 This meeting will be held where I live, at Appledore, Kent Programme 10:30 Meet at Appledore station, TN26 2DF We will pay homage to the Asplenium septentrionale site, near Brenzett, and may include a local site, not far from the military canal, between Rye and Appledore. There should be an opportunity to quickly see the ferns in my own garden, very close to the station. 12:30 I have arranged for us to…

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January 2015

East Anglia Group – Winter Indoor Meeting

January 31, 2015 @ 12:00 am - 5:00 pm

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 Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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March 2015


March 27, 2015 - March 30, 2015
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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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