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April 2017

N: Annual General Meeting 2017

April 22 - April 23
University of Hull, Cottingham Rd
Hull, Yorkshire HU6 7RX United Kingdom
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Read the full Programme The BPS AGM will be held on 22nd April 2017 at Hull University. The theme will be YORKSHIRE! There will be talks on urban ferns in Hull; fossil ferns on the NE Yorkshire coast; the moonwort monitoring project on the North Yorkshire Moors; fern nurseries and Yorkshire cultivars…………… And much more! On Sunday morning 23rd April, there will be a guided tour around Hull Quayside to see some surprising urban ferns and in the afternoon tea…

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May 2017

S: Ascog Fernery workday

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wemyss Bay Ferry Terminal, Wemyss Bay PA18 6AR United Kingdom + Google Map

Meet at the ferry terminal at Wemyss Bay, for the 10.15 ferry. I expect to return by the 4 pm ferry. We will car pool, to take as few cars across as possible. Ascog Fernery is now owned by Karin and Michael Burke. The plan is to assist in keeping the ferns in good condition, and to enjoy the collection and the gardens. Any donation of ferns is welcome! Food – bring a packed lunch. Tea/coffee will be provided by…

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N: Azores 2017

May 6 - May 13
Hotel Canadiano, Rua do Contador 24 A
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-050 Portugal
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This is a week long trip to Sao Miguel with a good chance of seeing all the native and introduced ferns of the island We shall be visiting the ferns in the countryside and also some of the gardens of Sao Miguel, particularly the Terra Nostra Garden We shall also do a bit of tourism This trip is now fully booked up

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Yorkshire Moonwort monitoring

May 20 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Grinton near Reeth, Grinton near Reeth United Kingdom + Google Map

Saturday May 20 10:30 Moonwort monitoring – Grinton to Redmire road. Meeting Place - Bridge Inn Car Park, Grinton, Near Reeth SE 046 984 (Sat Nav 54.381571 -1.929106). Going - Easy (KT1) on roadsides but a bit hilly in places and exposed (warm clothes and waterproofs) Footwear - Anything comfy Food - Pub grub (Bridge Inn) or pack-up. Notes - Continue with the detailed monitoring of the Moonwort and Adder’s tongue colonies in our fixed quadrats that we set up…

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June 2017

Yorkshire – Askham Bog

June 10 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Askham Bog, York, Yorkshire YO23 2UB United Kingdom + Google Map

Saturday 10 Jun 10:30 Askham Bog - near York (YWT nature reserve) Meeting Place – The YWT car park (SE 575 481, satnav 53.92429 -1.12607) that can only be accessed off the A64 travelling east. If approaching from the east you need to go past the reserve to the Askham Bryan turnoff (the northern ring road) and back onto the A64 eastbound and turn off at the next junction for Copmanthorpe. The car park is on the left at the…

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N: Plant Societies Weekend, RHS Wisley

June 17 - June 18
RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB United Kingdom + Google Map

For a couple of years now, we have been supporting this event which showcases a variety of plant societies, and the BPS will again have a stand here. With a large display of ferns, we will be promoting the appreciation of ferns, fern growing and of course, the benefits of being a member of BPS. If you would like to be involved in helping, please contact Julian Further Information: Links to some document from Wisley Plant Society Show - Exhibitor…

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S: NTS Arduaine Garden, Arduaine, Oban, Argyll

June 17 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Arduaine Garden, Arduaine
Oban, Argyll PA34 4XQ United Kingdom
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Arduaine Garden (NM 798 105) has a large collection of exotic ferns growing outside, and quite a few natives too. There is also a conservatory with several tender ferns and tree ferns. There is a charge for non-members of NTS: £6.00 (£5.00 for seniors). BYO packed lunch or eat lunch at the Chartroom 2 Bistro at Loch Melfort Hotel

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WS: National Museum of Wales Herbarium and a garden visit

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Brian and Sue Dockerill, 19 Westfield Road
Pontypridd, CF37 3AG United Kingdom
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We have arranged with Sally Whyman, the Botany Curator at the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, to visit the herbarium at the museum. She will have available international, and especially Welsh, herbarium specimens and we will have the opportunity to seek out material of particular interest to members of the group. She will also show us the Museum’s botanical library. As this visit will be in the afternoon, starting at 1.30pm., we would like to invite you to visit our…

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SE&EA: Heathfield, East Sussex

June 24 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Co-op Car Park, 110 High St
Heathfield, TN21 8JD United Kingdom
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We look forward to meeting you for the first SE Meeting of the year. We will be lead in the morning by Peter Clare. The meeting place in the morning is in Heathfield. We meet at the bottom corner of the Co-op car park, in Heathfield, the entrance to which is opposite the fire station, at the western end of the High Street (A265). If coming from the direction of Tunbridge Wells, the car park entrance is on the left,…

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NW&Y: Cautley Spout

June 24 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
The Cross Keys Temperance Inn, Cautley
Sedbergh, Cumbria LA10 5NE United Kingdom
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On the A683 about 4 miles NE of Sedbergh, next to the Cross Keys Inn. SD 698 969. The parking area is not that large and can be busy, so please car share where possible. Map: Explorer OL19 Howgill Fells. It's a steep climb up Cautley Spout but there is a good stone-flagged path. The more intrepid can try some beck-side scrambling (hopefully the water level will not be too high). Many of the ferns are near the lower falls…

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