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April 2019

S: Ascog Fernery, Isle of Bute

April 27
Ascog, Isle of Bute PA20 9EU, Ascog Fernery
Rothesay, Isle of Bute PA20 9EU United Kingdom
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Our annual workday at the beautiful Ascog Fernery We will be starting off our 2019 season of fern events on Saturday 27 April with our annual workday at Ascog Fernery (http://ascogfernery.com/) on the Isle of Bute. This is a beautiful garden on a lovely island; it’s always a good day out. But also we can help the Burke’s with a spring clean-up before their summer season. Meet at the ferry terminal at Wemyss Bay at 9:45, for the 10.00 ferry…

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May 2019

EA: Swines Meadow Farm Nursery

May 4
Swines Meadow Farm Nursery, 47 Towngate E
Market Deeping, Peterborough PE6 8LQ United Kingdom
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Further details will be posted when available

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SE: Warnham Nature Reserve

May 4 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Warnham Local Nature Reserve, Warnham Road
Horsham, RH12 2RA United Kingdom
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Warnham Local Nature Reserve, Warnham road ( B2237 ) Horsham, West Sussex, RH 12 2RA OS Map TQ 167 323 Leechpool and Owlbeech Woods, Harwood road ( B2195 ) Horsham , (opposite Manor Fields RH13 6SG,) OS map TQ 194 314 All weather footwear recommended. Packed lunch recommended; there is a coffee bar but it only supplies teas and coffee, biscuits and cake etc There are some nice ferns on both these sites. Also some nice ornithology for those who…

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Committee Meeting

May 11
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Inverleith Row
Edinburgh, EH3 5LR
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N: Isle of Wight

May 17 - May 19
Channel View Hotel, Hope Road
Shanklin, United Kingdom
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Draft programme (venues and times may change) Meeting Centre and general information We will use, as an informal base, the Channel View Hotel (email: enquiries@channelviewhotel.co.uk). Nowhere on the island is a long drive one of the ferry ports from the mainland; Portsmouth – Ryde is the shortest link, and closest to Shanklin. Shanklin is also at the end of the quaint railway line from Ryde Pier head station. There is a huge choice of accommodation in Shanklin, but it is…

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MM: Broadbottom Fernery

May 22 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Broadbottom, Lymefields, Lymefield, Broadbottom, SK14 6AG
Hyde, SK14 6AG United Kingdom
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A work day at Broadbottom fernery. Leader Alison Evans acl.evans@btinternet.com. Meeting place – Lymefield Garden Centre and Tea Rooms, Broadbottom, SK14 6AG, NGR SJ996935. Please park in the overflow car park to the left rear of the tea rooms. Lunch – Alison will reserve a table for 12.30 for lunch. Please let her know if you will be attending, and if you want to have lunch in the cafe - if we are more than 10, we need to let…

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June 2019

S: Fossil Grove, Victoria Park, Glasgow

June 1 @ 10:30 am
Victoria Park, Glasgow, 51 Victoria Park Dr S
Glasgow, G14 9QR United Kingdom
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Working party at the fernery, near the 300 million year old fossilised casts of Lepidodendron scale trees. Fossil Grove in Glasgow's Victoria Park, is a set of 300myo fossilised casts of Lepidodendron scale trees (their nearest living relatives are the quillworts), excavated in the late 1800s and protected shortly after discovery by a small building. The building has become somewhat neglected in recent years, but plans are afoot to renovate or possibly replace it, and so improve the care and…

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Y: Moonwort monitoring – Grinton to Redmire road

June 1 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Redmire to Grinton road

Meeting Place - Bridge Inn Car Park, Grinton, Near Reeth SE 04750 98423 (54.38157 x -1.92910) (toilets – paying now - next to car park, or in pub). 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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EA&SE: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

June 8 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Victoria Gate
London, TW9 3AB United Kingdom
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Meet just before the payment booths at Victoria Gate entrance This will give people time to gather without getting in the other visitor’s way Alternatively meet up with Pat Acock at the Kew Greenhouse, outside Kew Gardens Underground Station

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MM: Deepdale ferns and flora (Provisional)

June 8 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Deep Dale Nature Reserve, Sheldon
Bakewell, DE45 1QS United Kingdom
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Deepdale near Bakewell. Leader Henry Folkard. Arrangements for this meeting may change so please email the leader for further details nearer the time Deep Dale is a Plantlife Reserve and is good for cowslips and calcarious grassland species particularly in its upper reaches. The ferny bit is towards the bottom end. A fairly easy, wide path runs its full length with parking possible at both ends. There are some slightly uneven bits on it and if it's wet the limestone…

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