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August 2014

The Swiss Garden

August 23
The Swiss Garden,
Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9EP United Kingdom
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The Swiss Garden, Old Warden, Biggleswaden, and Valdy Pierozynski’s garden We visited the Swiss Garden many years ago. Among other items of interest, it has a genuine fernery arranged as an enclosed grotto. The garden fell into decline, but has recently been completely and extensively restored. We will be among the first visitors since this restoration. This could be joint meeting with the East Anglia group. We have been meaning to visit Valdy’s garden for some time. He specializes in…

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Visit to Tim Brocks garden and its environs

August 30
Tregaron,
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Visit to Tim Brocks garden and its environs, Tregaron, Ceredigion Many Regional Group members will have met Tim as, since moving to South Wales from Hampshire two years ago, he has joined us on several meetings. An important part of his move was to bring with him his National Collection of Asplenium scolopendrium cultivars which we will be able to enjoy on our visit. It was reading an article by Tim in the 2009 edition of Pteridologist describing his collection,…

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Scottish Group – Stob Coire Sgriodain

August 30

Stob Coire Sgriodain, West of Cairngorms; Clubmosses Stob Coire Sgriodain, south of Fersit, Highland. This is one of the two sites for Lycopodium lagopus identified by Fred Rumsey in his Watsonia article in 2007. When I visited the area in 2012 I found it to be rich in clubmosses, including a few plants of Diphasiastrum x issleri, the first confirmed record from VC97, Westerness. One of the aims of this visit will be to try to locate more extensive populations…

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Guided Fern Walks at NT Nymans

August 30 @ 11:00 am - August 31 @ 11:00 pm
Nymans National Trust,
Handcross, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 6EB United Kingdom
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Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st August, 11am and 2pm Learn about our British native ferns, and enjoy a walk in the beautiful woods at Nymans. There is a very special fern flora here, with ferns normally only seen further west. We will take you through the steps in fern identification, so that you will recognise our common ferns, and see some less common ones. Complete beginners welcome! Each walk will take about one and a half hours.

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September 2014

East Anglia Group – Mill Green

September 6
Mill Green,
Ingatestone, Essex CM4 United Kingdom
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Mill Green, Ingatestone, Essex Joint meeting with Essex Field Club Mill Green and Stoneymore Wood is part of the formerly extensive Writtle Forest and remains an important area of mixed habitat in central Essex. We will explore the surrounding woodland aiming to relocate some species recorded in the past and investigate possible Dryopteris hybrids.

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BCG – Bodmin Moor

September 10 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Bodmin Moor,
Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 United Kingdom
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**This is a Botanical Cornwall Group meeting with fern interest** Browngelly Downs and Park Pit old China clay works. Recording in under-recorded 1km squares SX1972 and SX2072, with a visit to Park Pit for Marsh Clubmoss (Lycopodiella inundata) and Stag’s-horn Clubmoss (Lycopodium clavatum). Meet at entrance to Park Pit SX18547125 (on the road north east of Colliford Dam).Wellies advised. BOOKING ESSENTIAL as we will be going into SWW property and they need a list of attendees prior to the visit.…

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North York Moors

September 13 - 14
Whitby,
Whitby, North Yorkshire United Kingdom
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Based at Whitby and themed around Ken Trewren’s local fern study areas for Dryopteris, Trichomanes and Polypodiums Visits to Ken’s garden, local woods and moors

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North York Moors

September 14
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BCG – Bodmin Moor

September 16 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Bodmin Moor,
Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 United Kingdom
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**This is a Botanical Cornwall Group meeting with fern interest** Siblyback Lake (reservoir) Recording in under-recorded 1km squares SX2271, SX2371 and SX2471, with a walk around the reservoir and a chance to check the site of Beech Fern (Phegopteris connectilis) on Craddock Moor. Meet at Siblyback Lake (pay) car park SX23677078. Wellies advised. Botanic Cornwall website

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Scottish Group – Autumn Indoor Meeting

September 27
Lenzie,
Glasgow, G66 United Kingdom
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Autumn Indoor Meeting, Lenzie, Glasgow

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