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April 2016

Scottish Group: Creag Tronach, Dunkeld: Asplenium septentrionale monitoring

April 3, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Creag Tronach, Dunkeld United Kingdom + Google Map

Meet at Creag Tronach, near Dunkeld. Parking on a forest track near the site, to be confirmed. Bring a packed lunch. Initially, walking on a path to the first site, but later the terrain becomes more difficult (some slopes and loose soil and can be muddy). We did a reconnaissance trip to this site in March 2015 and saw more than 130 A.septentrionale plants, including one possible hybrid. The hybrid grows on a ledge, was not readily accessible, but was…

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May 2016

Scottish Group – Ascog Fernery workday

May 10, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ascog Fernery, Ascog Hall
Ascog, Scotland PA20 9EU United Kingdom
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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 Burke. The plan is to assist in keeping the ferns in good condition, and to enjoy the collection and the gardens. Food – bring a packed lunch. Tea/coffee will be provided by the Burkes. Bring - Secateurs, knives or scraper, trowel,…

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June 2016

Scottish Group – Millport, Great Cumbrae Island

June 18, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Millport, Great Cumbrae Island United Kingdom + Google Map

An exploration of native ferns on Cumbrae and possibly also the fern garden of Fred Jackson. Details to be confirmed.

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July 2016

Scottish Group – Benmore Botanic Garden Bioblitz

July 16, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Benmore Botanic Gardens, Argyll
Benmore, PA23 8QU United Kingdom
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‘In a magnificent mountainside setting on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll lies Benmore, an enchanting Garden steeped in history and surrounded by dramatic scenery.’ One of its highlights is the impressive restored Victorian Fernery. Well worth a visit. Participate in recording the native ferns at Benmore and/or help present ferns to the public and/or simply explore the Benmore Fernery and the ferns in the surrounding woodland. All welcome, from beginners to experts. Meet at the Benmore Garden Entrance. Lunch: Cafe…

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Scottish Group – Puck’s Glen

July 17, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Puck’s Glen, Loch Lomond
Dunoon, United Kingdom
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Puck’s Glen is one of the richest sites in the UK for native ferns. Meeting Place - One mile south of Benmore Botanic Garden in Foresty Commission car park NS 146839 (Sat Nav PA23 8QT), six miles north of Dunoon If time allows, we will go north to Loch Eck and look for washed up Isoetes plant and quills at Jubilee point NS 141930 (SatNav PA23 8SG); also lots of common ferns. Food - Cafe at Benmore or bring a…

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August 2016

Scottish Group – Mountain ferns, Ben Vrackie, Pitlochry

August 13, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ben Vrackie, Pitlochry Perthshire United Kingdom + Google Map

Meet at 10am in the large car park at the tourist information centre on N side of the main Atholl Road (A924), grid ref. NN 9415 5805. We will then combine into fewer cars and drive to the car park beyond Moulin (NN 9435 5952). From here there is a path to the top of Ben Vrackie (NN 951 632), a distance of about 4.5km. Further info on the route is here: http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/perthshire/ben-vrackie.shtml Interesting ferns, including mountain bladder fern and holly fern, at various locations as…

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October 2016

Scottish Group – AGM

October 2, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Muirburn, Biggar, United Kingdom + Google Map

10:30: Arrival, coffee, greetings 11.00: Tour of the garden 12.00: Plant sales & Book sales 12:30: Lunch 13.15:Programme to be arranged 15:00: Planning the Scottish Group Programme for 2017 15.30: Tea 16.00: Meeting closes

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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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June 2017

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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