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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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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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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: Cockshoot Broad

July 28
Cockshoot Broad NR13 6HN United Kingdom + Google Map

Cockshoot Broad boardwalk (dependant on river level), Thelypteris palustris Lunch provided and visit to Rosie Steele’s Garden, Coltishall, NR12 7AW Rosie has a large collection of cultivars of Polystichum setiferum, Asplenium scolopendrium and polypodies in a large and very interesting garden More details to follow (especially about parking at both venues)

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S: Mountain ferns in Glen Lyon

July 28

Meeting time/place to be arranged, depending on attendees. At our indoor meeting last year, Steve Munyard told us about easily accessible sites in Glen Lyon where we can expect to see a range of interesting mountain ferns, including Cystopteris montana, Woodsia alpina, and Polystichum lonchitis, as well as Asplenium viride and Dryopteris expansa. The first site is just north of Loch Tay, and a second site is in Glen Lyon itself. (Steve has provided grid references.)

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August 2018

Y: Lumley Reservoir

August 11 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Details to follow.

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WS: Ogmore Forest

August 22
Daren y Dimbath CF35 6EG United Kingdom + Google Map

Field Meeting in and around Daren y Dimbath, in the Ogmore Forest, Mid-Glamorgan. Leaders: Brian and Sue Dockerill Daren y Dimbath is an SSSI of especial note for both Hymenophyllum wilsonii and H. tunbrigense. A survey in 2016 recorded 22 colonies of H. wilsonii and 29 of H. tunbrigense, some very sizable. It also has D. aemula and the whole area is rich in woodland ferns. The Daren itself can be found on a map at SS 95179 89454 however…

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