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June 2019

Y: Woodsia monitoring – Teesdale

June 26 @ 11:00 am - June 27 @ 3:00 pm
Langdon Beck Hotel DL12 0XP + Google Map

Meeting Places – Meet at 11.15 on day 1, Wednesday 26th, at the gate of the road down to Widdybank, NY84700 30953 where we will car share to first visit the Natural England base at Widdybank Farm. Bring a packed lunch. We will then drive to the Tinkler site for an afternoon of monitoring. Some people are staying over at the Langdon Beck Hotel, and as of 12th June there is a spare room if anyone else wants to join…

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EA: Catfield Fen and Gill & Bryan Smith’s garden

June 29 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Gillian & Bryan Smith, 1 Prospect Road, Oulton Broad
Lowestoft, Suffolk NR32 3PT United Kingdom
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Visit to Catfield Hall, east Norfolk, for Dryopteris cristata, Crested Buckler Fern and the hybrid x uliginosa Catfield Hall is situated in the Norfolk Broads, the stronghold of the Swallowtail butterfly. June is the main flight period of the Swallowtail so we may be lucky enough to see them if it is a sunny day. The visit to Catfield Hall is with the kind permission of Mr and Mrs Tim Harris. The duration of the visit will be 1.5 to…

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Y: Skipwith Common – pillwort survey and translocation

June 29 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Skipwith Common Yorkshire United Kingdom + Google Map

Meeting Place – The King Rudding Lane car park off the A19 at Riccall SE 64274 37398 (53.82858 x -1.02252). Going – Easy, but wet and tussocky in places (KT1-2) Food – Packed lunch Footwear – Boots or wellies if you want to get up close with Pillwort Notes – This is a National Nature reserve where Pillwort was confirmed by Michael Wilcox in 2017. Our task is to see if we can locate any more extant colonies on the…

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NW: Churchtown Botanic Gardens Fernery

June 29 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Churchtown Botanic Gardens Fernery, Botanic Road
Southport, PR9 7NE
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Churchtown Botanic Gardens Fernery, Botanic Road, Southport, PR9 7NE and Michael Hayward's garden L23 8TQ The Fernery in Churchtown is a Grade II listed Victorian building, first opened in 1876. During 2018, a major replanting exercise was undertaken following a large donation of rare ferns from the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. By car – the postcode takes you to the front gate of the park, where there is often roadside parking. Otherwise, further north along Botanic Road turn left on…

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NW: Churchtown Botanic Gardens Fernery

June 29 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Churchtown Botanic Gardens Fernery, Botanic Road
Southport, PR9 7NE
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Churchtown Botanic Gardens Fernery, Botanic Road, Southport, PR9 7NE and Michael Hayward's garden L23 8TQ The Fernery in Churchtown is a Grade II listed Victorian building, first opened in 1876. During 2018, a major replanting exercise was undertaken following a large donation of rare ferns from the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. By car – the postcode takes you to the front gate of the park, where there is often roadside parking. Otherwise, further north along Botanic Road turn left on…

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July 2019

N: Oxfordshire Gardens -Hidcote, Oxford Botanic Garden, Waterperry Garden and a great private garden

July 6 - July 7
Hidcote, Hidcote Bartrim
near Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire GL55 6LR United Kingdom
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Visits to fantastic gardens with lots of ferns, beautiful displays and friendly, ferny chat. Saturday AM- The BPS Oxfordshire garden tour 2019 will begin at Hidcote (Gloucestershire), one of the National Trust’s flagship gardens at 10.30am on Saturday. An opportunity to explore the garden and discover interesting ferns in this arts and crafts garden. 1pm lunch break PM- The BPS Oxfordshire garden tour continues with a visit to fern-lover Alistair and Margaret Urquhart’s superb private garden with a wide range…

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MM: Native ferns and horsetails at Greenfield

July 6 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Greenfield, Manchester Road
Oldham, OL3 7HJ
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A revision or training day on native ferns and horsetails jointly with local naturalists including a couple of Dryopteris affinis taxa to keep members talking! Leader Mike Canaway. Meet at the entrance to Friezland Riding Arena and park to one side (if there is no equestrian event taking place, we can use the larger car park lower down – to be advised on the day). For map and directions see https://www.odrc.co.uk/friezland-arena/ and scroll down to the map. Coming from the…

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N: Scotland, Rarities and Specialities

July 15 - July 19

PLEASE NOTE change to published schedule. This is now the first of two meetings focusing on rare and special ferns in Scotland. The second meeting will be in Summer 2020. In this meeting we will be visiting sites in the east and eastern-central areas of Scotland. Some of the sites will involve significant hill walking and scrambling, so a good level of fitness will be required. Outline plan - some sites are still to be confirmed. There are two centres…

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EA: Michael Radley and Danesbury Fernery

July 20
Danesbury Fernery AL6 9RD United Kingdom + Google Map

Further details will be posted when available

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NW: Serpentine Woods

July 20 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Serpentine Woods, Queen's Road
Kendal, LA9 4PH
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Serpentine Woods, Queen's Road, Kendal, LA9 4PH This is a visit to the garden recently rescued from ivy and oblivion by Kendal Conservation Volunteers. George Whitwell, a founding member of the British Pteridological Society lived in the nearby cottage, and clearly used this to display his remarkable collection of varieties. Other delights under consideration. Packed lunch, I suggest, though there are plenty of eating places in Kendal. No need for boots. Leader: Terry Parr

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