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July 2014

New Forest

July 26
Jo and Ashley Basil,
14 Royden Lane, Boldre, Hampshire SO41 8PE United Kingdom
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10.30 am Meet at our house (address and map below) SZ 318 986, OS map OL22. I would strongly recommend you avoid Lyndhurst due to the traffic at the weekend. From the M27 take Junction 2 south towards Beaulieu National Motor Museum. At Beaulieu National Motor Museum Follow the signs to Lymington Turn left at Hatchet Pond. When you reach the cross roads at Bull hill turn right to Pilley and Boldre. Follow the road, after you cross the bridge…

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Cramond Island

July 27 @ 10:00 am
Cramond Island,
Edinburgh, EH4 6QU United Kingdom
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Cramond Island, Edinburgh; Fern ID tour. Joint meeting with BSBI

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August 2014

Ingleborough

August 2
Ingleborough,
Yorkshire Dales National Park, Ingleton, LA6 United Kingdom
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Meeting place: Roadside parking in layby (rather limited) above the Hill Inn, Chapel-le-dale, SD745778 Food: Packed lunch Going: Mostly rough hill-walking. Footwear: Boots Clothing: Full waterproofs essential (for wind as well as rain) and extra warm clothing recommended. We’re having another go up Ingleborough, weather permitting. We‘ll need to climb to around 650 metres altitude following the good summit path much of the way, then detouring onto rough ground. We’ll check the Dryopteris colonies among the gritstone boulders – the…

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BCG – Red Moor

August 3 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Red Moor,
Helman Tor, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 5DF United Kingdom
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**This is a Botanical Cornwall Group meeting with fern interest** A walk around old tin-streaming areas with wetland habitats, ponds and scrub, and also a look at the granite tor of Helman Tor for Tunbridge Filmy-fern (Hymenophyllum tunbrigense).  Meet at Helman Tor car park SX06206139. Wellies advised. Botanical Cornwall website

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Geilston Garden

August 9
Geilston Gardens,
Cardross, Dumbarton G82 5HD United Kingdom
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Geilston Garden, fern ID tour

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Hutton Roof and Pear Tree Cottage

August 9
Hutton Roof,
Hutton Roof, Carnforth, Cumbria LA6 United Kingdom
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Hutton Roof and Pear Tree Cottage Meet at Plain Quarry car park, SD 552 761, which is just to the east of Burton-in-Kendal. Stout footwear and packed lunch needed. Hutton Roof has been a favourite of the BPS for many years. This time we have the opportunity of seeing the long lost Polystichum lonchitis (last seen in 1957!) and meeting its finder, Bryan Yorke. We will be shown some rare plants including Autumn Gentian and Helleborine variants. Other ferns to…

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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

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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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