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October 2016

EA: Autumn Indoor Meeting, Oulton Broad

October 29, 2016 @ 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gillian & Bryan Smith, 1 Prospect Road, Oulton Broad
Lowestoft, Suffolk NR32 3PT United Kingdom
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Meeting place: Rookwood, 1 Prospect Road, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft NR32 3PT Gill and Bryan Smith are kindly hosting our Autumn meeting again. Please bring photos of fern meetings, ferny holidays and any ferny items that may be of interest. Also please bring along any spare ferns for our popular plant sale. Lunch will be provided, a £2.50 contribution to costs will be appreciated.

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January 2017

EA: Winter Indoor Meeting, Southend

January 28 @ 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tim Pyner, 182 Southchurch Boulevard
Southend-on-Sea, SS2 4UX United Kingdom
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Meeting place: 182 Southchurch Boulevard, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 4UX Tim Pyner will be hosting our winter meeting. Fred Rumsey, our current president has very kindly agreed to give a talk on a fern related subject. Lunch and refreshments will be served.

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April 2017

S: Asplenium septentrionale monitoring

April 1 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fatlips Castle, in Roxburghshire, in the Scottish Borders at the top of Minto Crags. (NB: despite the date, this is not a joke!) Meeting point is the car park beneath Fatlips Castle, which is accessed via a dirt track road from the single track road leading from Ancrum to Denholm (NT 585 207). Please bring a packed lunch and drinks as there are no shops or cafes nearby. From the car park we will follow a path that leads to…

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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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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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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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