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May 2018

Y: Moonwort monitoring – Grinton to Redmire road

May 26 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Grinton near Reeth, Grinton near Reeth United Kingdom + Google Map

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 back in 2009. Leader - Barry Wright

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June 2018

MM: Froggatt, Calver Sough, and Coombs Dale

June 2 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Froggatt Grindleford, S32 2HX + Google Map

Meeting Place: National Trust car park at SK 257 776. This is a pay and display car park if you are not a NT member, but there are lay-bys and informal parking areas on the A625. Directions: From Calver Sough (on the A623) the A625 is signed to both Froggatt and Sheffield, There is a small brown sign on the A625 indicating the car park, by Hay Wood and just below the Grouse Inn, which is marked on the OL24…

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SE&W: New Forest, New Records

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

All weather footwear recommended. Packed lunch or Pub Map Ordnance Survey OL22 Chance to see Moonworts and Equisetum x bowmanii and the gorgeous E. sylvaticum and much more Anderwood Inclosure Meet at SU 2475 0720 Bolderwoood Arboretum Ornamental Drive north of the A35 this is a large gate way used as a car park failing that park at Barrow Moor car park .5km south along the Ornamental Drive, Parking spaces in the area are always at a premium so please…

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N: Plant Societies Weekend 2018

June 16 - June 17
RHS Garden Wisley Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB United Kingdom + Google Map

For a couple of years now, we have been supporting this weekend-long event which showcases a variety of plant societies, and 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. Jude Lawton will be leading our display, but if you would like to be involved in helping, please contact Julian Reed in the first instance.

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N: Cultivar Weekend, Fibrex, Pebworth

June 16 - June 17
Fibrex Nuresery, Honeybourne Road
Pebworth, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8XP United Kingdom
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As many will know, Angela Tandy of Fibrex Nursery is a fantastic fern grower, and Julian Reed will be supporting the nursery’s 60th anniversary weekend by having a BPS display. He would be very pleased to see you there to give your support. There may be the possibility of a visit to a local fern garden as well.

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S: Asplenium septentrionale monitoring: Deeside

June 17

Meeting time/place to be arranged, depending on attendees. We have been monitoring Asplenium septentrionale for several years now (Edinburgh, Dunkeld, Fatlips Castle). The next sites are a little further afield. We know of a recent record from Ballater, and have reports of a couple of other records to the west of Ballater. Time permitting, on our way home we can also check out the various interesting clubmosses (5 species) beside the Glenshee Ski Centre.

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Y: Calderdale – Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve

June 23 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve HD6 2RG United Kingdom + Google Map

Meeting Place - Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve Car Park SE 12410 22362 - HD6 2RG Going – Moderate (KT4) Footwear – Boots or wellies Food – Café or packed lunch Notes – The plan is to look around the reserve in the morning and then visit Park Wood in the afternoon. Park Wood is close by but we will likely drive a short distance for access. Cromwell Bottom has a small cafe with seating where we can eat lunch, fare…

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July 2018

N: Leicestershire

July 6 @ 9:30 am - July 8 @ 5:00 pm
The Riverbank B&B, 7 Sileby Road
Mountsorrel, LE12 7BB United Kingdom
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The meeting will be based in Mountsorrel, a small town on the old A6 road between Leicester and Loughborough, and on the Soar Navigation (river and canal (River Trent to Leicester)). Nearby is the Great Central Railway heritage line. Mainline trains run frequently to Loughborough (better than Leicester) (two per hour, although not evenly spaced). There is a shuttle bus (Sprint) from Loughborough station to the centre of Loughborough, and then a bus service (Arriva 126 or 127) every 15…

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S: Hypolepis ambigua on the Isle of Bute

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wemyss Bay Ferry Terminal, Wemyss Bay PA18 6AR United Kingdom + Google Map

Meet at Wemyss Bay ferry at 10am. Recently a robust colony of Hypolepis ambigua has been discovered by Angus Hannah at several sites on Bute. Angus estimates the population may be ~100 years old. A native of New Zealand, there are no records of this species anywhere else in the UK. If time allows we will look at the wonderful filmy colonies (both Tunbridge and Wilson's) as well as Dryopteris aemula, Phegopteris connectilis and lots of other things at Balnakeilly…

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EA: Oulton Broad

July 7 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Raveningham Hall NR14 6NS United Kingdom + Google Map

Meeting at Raveningham Hall, NR14 6NS. Sir Nicholas Bacon, President of the RHS, will guide us around his ‘Stumpery’ established in 2016. Lunch provided in the Smith’s garden (NR32 3PT) in Oulton Broad. Many of you will be familiar with Bryan and Gill’s fantastic garden of ferns and exotic plants, and with Gill’s lunches! More details about the visit to Raveningham Hall to follow

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