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May 2015

EA: Assington Thicks Wood

May 30 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Assington Thicks Wood entrance,
The Street, Assington, CO10 5LJ United Kingdom
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Saturday 30th May: Assington Thicks Wood, Assington and Dollops Wood, Polstead, Suffolk and Barrie Stevenson’s garden, Cowlinge Meeting place: Assington Thicks Wood entrance, Grid ref TL933379 (about 100m south of Shoulder Of Mutton CO10 5LJ). Time: 10.30 a.m. Leader: Barrie Stevenson Lunch; Packed lunch or farm shop We will be led by Suffolk WT wardens on our visit to these two ancient woodland reserves where we should find a good variety of ferns. We will also make a brief stop…

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June 2015

Wessex Group: Around Burley, New Forest

June 6 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wood’s Corner Car Park,
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Meeting Place: Wood’s Corner Car Park, Burley SU 220 042, at 11:00 a.m. Directions From the A31: Exit at Picket post head south to Burley. Through Burley Street into the village of Burley. Round the tight left-hand bend, then at the Queens Head Pub go straight on into Chapel lane, and continue along for .8 of a mile, the car park is on the left by a forest plantation. The site here was discovered last year, and contained hundreds of…

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South Wales & Borders – Exploration of the Olchen Valley, Herefordshire

June 11 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Olchen Valley,
Upper House Farm, Hereford, United Kingdom
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The first meeting of 2015 will be a fairly strenuous visit to the Olchen Valley in Herefordshire, starting at the base of the Cat’s Back ridge, descending to the valley floor, climbing up the length of the valley to the ridge above Hay Bluff, before returning to the start along the Cat’s Back ridge itself. This is a round trip of over 6 miles with around 300 metres of climbing, and with optional scrambling (recommended if you wish to see…

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North West: Hampsfell – Grange-over-Sands

June 13 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Car Park,
Windermere Road, Grange-over-Sand, United Kingdom
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Meet at the car park on Windermere Road, Grange-over-Sands at 10.30am. (Turn right at the mini roundabout in front of the Toyota garage) There might be some free parking in layby just after the last house on the right. We will explore Eggerslack Woods before going on to Hampsfell. Last time we were there we avoided the limestone pavements because of rain. Hopefully we can explore them on this day. We recorded 20 taxa before, let’s see if we can…

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SE: Cliffs and beach at Pett, near Hastings

June 13 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cliffs and beach at Pett, near Hastings,
Pett, Hastings, United Kingdom
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Saturday 13th June 2015, 10.30 a.m. Cliffs and beach at Pett, near Hastings, and Mark Border’s garden – 12 Highlands Close, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex Leader: Mark Border We shall start by visiting the famous fossil beach at Pett, where the Upper and Lower Cretaceous outcrop unstably at the sea near Hastings. We are hoping to be joined by the Hastings Natural History Society. After lunch in Pett, we will visit the Ophioglossum site near Hastings before visiting Mark Border’s garden…

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Society Day at RHS Wisley

June 19 - June 21
RHS Garden Wisley,
Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB United Kingdom
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Attached are details of a Society Day at RHS Wisley on 19-21 June. It’s a very good opportunity to present the Society and its activities to members of other plant societies, and to members of the public visiting Wisley (who by definition should have an interest in plants). We need a few volunteers:     1) to man the stand     2) to loan plants for a display Peter Blake has agreed to coordinate the stand, with help from Jude Lawton. Jennifer Ide…

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Scottish Group – Loch Lomond

June 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Loch Lomond,
Carrochan Road, Balloch, Scotland G83 8EG United Kingdom
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Walk along a stretch of the West Highland Way from Inversnaid, crossing Loch Lomond by Tarbet ferry Last updated on Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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Yorkshire Group – Cottingham

June 20 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thwaite Botanic Garden,
57 Thwaite Street, Cottingham, East Yorkshire HU16 4QX United Kingdom
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Meeting Place – Thwaite Botanic Gardens, 57 Thwaite Street, Cottingham, East Yorkshire. HU16 4QX. Drive in through wrought iron gates and park. Food – Skidby Mill café or a cafe at the Quayside. Footwear – walking shoes In the morning we will tour Thwaite Botanic Garden and the glasshouses with Yvonne’s fern collection. After lunch drive to Hull Quayside to see Asplenium marinum. Back to Cottingham for a possible visit to Thwaite Friend Steve Howe’s garden who has a good…

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July 2015

South Wales & The Borders Group – The Blorenge, Gwent

July 2 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Pen-Ffordd-Goch Pond,
Pen-Ffordd-Goch Pond, Pontypool, Monmouthshire NP4 United Kingdom
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A botanical ramble around The Blorenge, Gwent For our second trip, we will undertake a much more leisurely stroll on The Blorenge, a bluff overlooking Abergavenny in Gwent. This is an area of interest both from the botanical and the industrial archaeology viewpoint and we will visit a number of sites fairly close to car parking, although some walking will be involved. We expect to see a good range of upland ferns, both acid and lime loving and definitely a…

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North West: Leck Beck Head and Easegill

July 4 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Bull Pot Farm,
Fell Road, Casterton, LA6 2JP
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Meet at Bull Pot Farm (SD6628 8145) at 10.30am. This is approached by a narrow lane to the west of Casterton. Follow signs to Branthwaite Nursery and keep going. This SSSI has been visited twice in the past by the BPS and 20 taxa have been found. We walk over moorland down to Ease Gill and explore its magnificent scenery. This gill is normally dry in Summer. The return is over moorland which is usually damp and involves a very…

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