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August 2015

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 See…

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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,
The Walled Nursery TN18 5DH United Kingdom
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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 Our third meeting of the year will visit one of the nicest woods in the south-east, containing all the woodland ferns you can expect in the south-east, including Dryopteris aemula, very rare in Kent. We will finish at the Walled Garden, near Hawkhurst, a newly-established nursery on a very old site,…

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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

South Wales & Borders Group – two gardens in Herefordshire

September 11 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Lower Hopton Farm,
Stoke Lacy HR7 4HX United Kingdom
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We are very grateful to two BPS members who have allowed us to visit their gardens in Herefordshire. Both are interested in much more than just ferns, so a fascinating day is in store. In the morning we will go to the garden of Veronica Cross at Stoke Lacy near Bromyard. Veronica will be well known to many members as a keen plantswoman who has been collecting ferns for many years and the opportunity to visit her garden is not…

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Yorkshire Group – Gunnerside Gill, Swaledale

September 12 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Gunnerside,
Gunnerside
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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Scottish Group – Autumn Indoor Meeting

September 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Glasgow Last updated on Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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October 2015

South Wales & Borders Group – Picton Castle Gardens

October 1 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Picton Castle,
Haverfordwest Pembrokeshire SA62 4AS United Kingdom
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Visit to Picton Castle Gardens in Pembrokeshire, with indoor meeting. For our final visit of the year we are going to the far south west of our range to visit a fern garden in balmy Pembrokeshire. There are ferns throughout this large and varied garden, but they are particularly notable in the wooded areas, where there are British natives and exotic species including tree ferns, and in the fernery in an old walled garden. We’re very grateful to Roddy Milne,…

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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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