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SE&W: A Magical Mystery Tour
September 21, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
September 21 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Leader;- Ashley Basil Tel 01590 676538 Mob 07922600235
Meet at Jo and Ashley Basil’s house
14 Royden Lane, Boldre
SO41 8PE NB with a Satnav that will take you 300m North on Royden Lane
Map Ordnance Survey OL22 east SZ 3180 9865
50°47’09.7″N 1°32’58.8″W 50.786017, -1.549672
There is a place mark on Google maps for basillabels.co.uk but it shows it over number 18 not 14.
Entering the New forest via Cadnam-Lyndhurst can be challenging on a Saturday we would recommend you go via Beaulieu.
Early arrivals will be offered Tea, Biscuits and a chat.
We will start with a tour of our Garden and Fern collection. We have a range of Ferns many from Chile, some of the endemics of Juan Fernández Islands. Our collection has grown very fast lately. Our list on ebps website is very out of date. We do have a surplus of some of our sowings, so if you have anything to share please bring them along. We can show how our labels are made.
Then a walk in to Roydon Wood to look at a selection of local native Ferns and Horsetails.
Return to 14 Royden Lane for lunch Tea provided or those that would like a pub the Red Lion is 200m away.
Then to Setley Pond SZ 3030 9930 50°47’26.6″N 1°34’22.0″W 50.790713, -1.572775 to look for Lycopodiella inundata.
Return to the cars and to Lyndhurst meet at the Lay by at SU 2980 0910 50°52’41.0″N 1°34’37.3″W 50.878044, -1.577037. There is usually a green Land-rover parked there advertising the Waterloo Arms. The site we are visiting is an area of heathland restoration that a lot of Osmunda has germinated on. We visited this site a number of year ago, it will be interesting to see how much has established after two dry summers.
Then find a cream tea in Lyndhurst.
Those that want to we can go to Shave Wood Car Park SU 2940 1225 50°54’28.9″N 1°34’58.8″W 50.908030, -1.583010 and look at the Equisetum x bowmanii.
Good stout footwear and weather proof clothing, we are not anticipating the need for wellies.
Bring a picnic lunch.