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August 2015

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 Meeting…

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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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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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Yorkshire Group – Gunnerside Gill, Swaledale

September 12 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Gunnerside , North Yorkshire DL11 6LE United Kingdom
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This is a re-visit to Gunnerside Gill that was led by Richard Lamb in 1988. Meeting place – in the centre of the village, at SD950982 (Sat Nav Lat 54.37934 Lon -2.07715). There should be parking on the west side of the bridge. Meet at the bridge. Food – Packed lunch only I’m afraid Footwear – Walking boots. Hopefully we can find a safe place to cross the beck and not need wellies. In addition to the ferns, the gill…

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October 2015

SE: Autumn end of season meeting

October 3 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Emmetts Garden,
Ide Hill
Sevenoaks, TN14 6BA United Kingdom
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Saturday October 3rd, 2015. 10.30 a.m. Autumn end of season meeting – Emmetts garden, Ide Hill near Sevenoaks, Kent, then at Pat Acock’s house, 13 Star Lane, St Mary Cray, Kent, BR5 3LJ. Leader: Pat Acock Emmetts belongs to the National Trust. Set in woodlands that are rich in fern interest in their own right, this beautiful garden is the highest in Kent (and probably the south-east). Afterwards we will enjoy Pat’s kind hospitality. In this now traditional end-of season…

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North West: Annual General Meeting

October 17
Holehird Gardens,
Patterdale Road
Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1NP United Kingdom
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The usual fare of Pteridological miscellanea, stretching talks and stimulating company. There will be plant sales, displays and competitions for ferns in pots and Alec Greening will devise a fiendish competition for us. (Packed lunch) Further details will be available in September Last updated on Saturday, March 21, 2015

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