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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 Brabourne Lees, near Ashford, Kent. Leader: Pat Acock /Paul Ripley We may be joined by members of the Kent Botanical Recording Group, for this meeting, which will first revisit, after many years, the famous Warren at Folkestone. This is a geologically unstable undercliff which is Asplenium scolopendrium heaven. We are aiming to break the record for the greatest length of a frond, currently recorded from this site at 3ft 77/8…

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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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Wessex Group: Pilularia Survey

August 8 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hatchet Pond, East Boldre, New Forest District,
Hatchet Pond
East Boldre, Hampshire United Kingdom
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Fred Rumsey had attended a meeting of the Aquatic Plant Taxon Group. He mentioned a project for amateurs to help map scarce plant distributions, with potential funding from Natural England. He proposed a project on Pilularia as it was 30 years since the survey that Clive Jermy organised; a project for all members to get involved in. As part of this project we will be trying to discover old and new sites for Pilularia globulifera in the New Forest See…

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Scottish Group – Weekend in Lochalsh

August 14 @ 5:00 pm - August 16 @ 5:00 pm
Balmacara Square,
Beth's Coffee Shop, Flat 4, The Steadings/The Square
Kyle, IV40 8DJ United Kingdom
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Click here for full up-to-date details Last updated on Monday, February 23, 2015

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Yorkshire Group – Owlets Plantation and Haxey Turbary

August 15 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owlet Plantation,
Owlet Plantation
Blyton, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire DN21 3EL United Kingdom
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Meeting place: SK 825 955 From Laughton take the road west, keep bearing right at any road junctions, then the Owlets is on the left after about 3 k, a well signposted gate leads into a good car park. Food: Packed lunch or pub Footwear: Boots, although the going is mostly easy, optional tough bits. The Owlets is a Woodland Trust reserve, which is open to the public, (going very easy, with optional difficult bits). The woodland has a ground…

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SE&EA: St. Ronan’s School Estate

August 15 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
St. Ronan’s School estate,
TN18 5DJ
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Saturday 15th August: Joint meeting with the East Anglia Group St. Ronan’s School (TN18 5DJ (TQ777 307)) estate, and The Walled Garden, Water Lane, Hawkhurst, Kent. Leader: Paul Ripley St. Ronan’s school is based in a stately home and estate, originally bought by the inventor of the Oxo cube. The estate is not normally open to the public, but contains a Wealden ghyll, and parkland which once contained ferns planted by the Victorians. After lunch we will visit the Walled…

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Southport Flower Show

August 19 @ 10:00 am - August 23 @ 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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North West: Milkingstead Wood

August 29 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Forge Bridge,
Holmrook, CA19 1TS
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There is good parking at Forge Bridge at GR SD148995. The wood is not easy under foot, being wet and mossy with scattered crags but has a good range of ferns including the two Filmy Ferns (Hymenophyllum tunbrigense and H. wilsonii) growing together and Hay-scented Buckler Fern (Dryopteris aemula) at one of its few Cumbrian sites. There are many other good sites in the vicinity, which can be visited later in the day if members wish. Amongst the attractions are…

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September 2015

North Wales

September 3 - September 8
Criccieth , Gwynedd United Kingdom
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Our base will be Criccieth and we will meet up for briefing on the evening of Thursday 3 September before beginning our visits on the Friday. During the trip, we will visit a number of garden and wild sites, the exact balance depending on the weather. The morning of Tuesday 8 September will be spent either heading home or visiting another location en route Last updated on Thursday, January 22, 2015

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South Wales & Borders Group – two gardens in Herefordshire

September 11 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Lower Hopton Farm,
Stoke Lacy HR7 4HX United Kingdom
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We are very grateful to two BPS members who have allowed us to visit their gardens in Herefordshire. Both are interested in much more than just ferns, so a fascinating day is in store. In the morning we will go to the garden of Veronica Cross at Stoke Lacy near Bromyard. Veronica will be well known to many members as a keen plantswoman who has been collecting ferns for many years and the opportunity to visit her garden is not…

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