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July 2015

Vercors & Verdon Gorge, SE France

July 11 - July 18
Vercors & Verdon Gorge,
Parc naturel régional du Vercors Rhône-Alpes France
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This meeting is now fully booked 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…

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Yorkshire Group – Stand Wood, Chatsworth & Beeley Village.

July 18 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Chatsworth,
Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP United Kingdom
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Meeting place: Car parking [43/260703]: Park close by the Chatsworth Stable Yard at top of parking area – car parking fee of £3 .00 for full day parking. Meet 10.30am at coffee shop in the yard. Food: Packed lunch or food at the stables restaurant – can get very hectic at lunch time during the summer season. Foot wear: general walking boots as much of the walking will be on foot ways and reasonable ground. On the East facing slopes…

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EA: Scrubs Wood and Woodham Walter Common

July 25 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Scrubs Wood SSSI,
36 Symmonds Lane
Danbury, United Kingdom
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Saturday 25th July: Scrubs Wood, Danbury and Woodham Walter Common, Essex (Joint Meeting with Essex Field Club) and Tim Pyner’s garden, Southend Meeting place: Danbury,Runsell Lane, junction with Simmonds Way, entrance to Scrubs Wood, Grid ref TL787057. There should be enough space on roadsides for cars. Time: 11.00 a.m. Leader: Tim Pyner Lunch: Packed lunch This large area of ancient woodland has many varied habitats and we should find a good range of ferns. Once again we will be joined…

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August 2015

Manchester & N Midlands Group – Tissington Trail and Bradford Dale

August 1 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tissington

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,
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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