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August 2017

SE: Wisley RHS garden, Wisley, Surrey

August 5 @ 10:00 am - August 6 @ 5:00 pm
RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB United Kingdom + Google Map

Last year, the Society put on a two today event for the RHS, in the Gallery of the Glasshouse at Wisley. This was appreciated by the RHS, and was very successful for us. It increased our profile with the general public, gained us new members - and was fun as well! We are doing it all over again. We will be putting on a 9m display of ferns in pots, (species and cultivars), giving spore sowing demonstrations, plant sales, and…

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S: Mountain ferns, Ben Vrackie, Pitlochry

August 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - January 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

A return trip to this rich site for alpine flora, including some interesting ferns and even more interesting fern allies. Last year we got waylaid by clubmosses, moonwort and various other delights, and never made it as far as the summit and beyond, where mountain bladder fern and holly fern are reputed to be found. Straight to the top this time! Interesting ferns are at various locations as much as 1km or more from the main path. We may also…

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Yorkshire Group – Upper Teesdale

August 12 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Upper Teesdale, Yorkshire United Kingdom + Google Map

Saturday 12 Aug 10:30 Upper Teesdale Meeting place – On the roadside near a cattle grid on the Langdon Beck to Cow Green road at NY 84753 30963 (Sat Nav 54.67298 -2.23923) Going – Mostly good with excursions over scree and up the side of Cauldron snout waterfall – KT1-3 Footware – Boots Food – Packed lunch Notes – A revisit to a lovely part of Teesdale to see some of the specialities like Dryopteris expansa, Polystichum lonchitis, Dryopteris oreades,…

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N: Southport Flower Show

August 17 - August 20
Southport Flower Show, Victoria Park
Southport, PR8 2BZ United Kingdom
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This is a chance for you to help at the show, enthuse to the public about ferns and/or display your ferns to try and win in various display categories. Please contact Michael if you would like to help.

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NW: Scutchers Acres, near Burscough and Steve Coleman’s garden, Maghull

August 26 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Forest View, Flax Ln Lathom
Burscough, Ormskirk L40 5TD United Kingdom
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Joint with Liverpool Botanical Society Meeting place: car parking at the end of private driveway near greenhouses,Forest View (off Flax Lane,L40 5TD). SD 451 108. Look out for arrowed signs NWF/LBS pointing in off east side of lane and north side of river. Scutchers Acres is a conservation area with a good range of woodland plants; it also has around 100 species of trees, native and exotic, part of the site having previously been a tree nursery. An interesting recent…

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WS: Pilwort survey in Powys

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

You may have seen the article by Fred Rumsey “A new national Pillwort Survey” in the 2015 edition of The Pteridologist Vol 6 Part 2 p161. He was encouraging Regional Groups to survey the species in their areas and, as we knew that parts of Wales were hot-spots for the species, we contacted him and received a list of sites. We also joined a Pillwort hunting weekend in the New Forest and “got our eyes in”. Since then we’ve visited…

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September 2017

N: West Devon

September 9 - September 10
Tavistock, United Kingdom + Google Map

Probably based in Tavistock, we will explore china clay areas in south-west Dartmoor and moors around Princetown

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NW: Thirlmere and Launchy Gill

September 16 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Launchy Gill Bridge, Thirlmere United Kingdom + Google Map

NY309 158. Park in roadside lay by near Launchy Gill bridge. It's on the minor road along the west side of Thirlmere. Map: Explorer OL5 Lakes NE We plan to explore along the roadside and up the forest trail beside Launchy Gill, with lots of ferns to see. As far as I know the last Group visit here was in 1996, or have I missed one? Packed lunch; stout footwear

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EA: The Coppice, Kelvedon Hatch, Essex and Paul Spracklin’s garden, Benfleet

September 16 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Kelvedon Hatch, School Road
Kelvedon Hatch, CM15 0DH United Kingdom
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Meeting place: School Road, Kelvedon Hatch near Brentwood, CM15 0DH. Grid ref. TQ5722,9824. Footpath opposite Junction of Mill Lane. Please park in road with consideration of residents. Lunch: Packed lunch This area of Essex woodland has recently been found to host one of the most diverse selections of ferns in the county. We should see many different species growing in a relatively small area. Wellingtons or boots are recommended. We will complete our day at Paul Spracklin’s amazing garden in…

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Yorkshire Group – Otley Chevin

September 23 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Otley Chevin, United Kingdom + Google Map

Saturday 23 Sept 10:30 Otley Chevin - Dryopteris Meeting place – Park in quarry car park SE 212 445 (Sat Nav 53.89602 -1.67903), on the south side of East Chevin Road, about a mile up the hill from Otley. Going – Lumpy in places (KT1-3). Footware - Walking boots (or wellies if really wet). Food – Packed lunch Notes - Ferns are plentiful in the Chevin Forest Park, especially lots of Dryopteris. If time permits we could move on to…

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