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August 2018

Y: Pillwort Survey and Translocation – Skipwith Common

August 21 @ 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 (KT1-3) 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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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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S: Thelypteris palustris in Dumfriesshire

August 26

Meeting time/place to be arranged, depending on attendees. The marsh fern, Thelypteris palustris, is recorded at only two sites in Scotland, both in Dumfriesshire. One is Southerness. In the same area are also a few common fern species, and a number of horsetails (Equisetum arvense, E. palustre, E. sylvaticum, E. fluviatile and E. x litorale.) The return trip northward could include the Mennock Pass, where there are remarkable clumps of Cryptogramma crispa.

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September 2018

NW: Sizergh environs

September 1 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Meet at Sizergh Castle car park, grid ref 497878, Map OL7 (English Lakes southern sheet). We will have a charge for car parking by September, so non-members of the National Trust need to pay and members will need to bring their National Trust Cards to scan on our new car park payment machines. We have often enjoyed Sizergh gardens and the collection; however, the plan today is to explore the countryside around Sizergh, taking in a route to Holeslack Woods,…

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Y & N: Wensleydale and Swaledale

September 7 - September 9

7th September 7pm Pre-meeting Meeting Place - For those members arriving early enough for a get-together, we can meet in Leyburn, probably at the Bolton Arms Hotel, in the market place, town centre. Bar meals and B&B are available here, 01969 623327. There are other pubs and cafes around the market square. On Saturday we will visit Gunnerside Gill - meet at 10am in Gunnerside village SD 95075 98253 (54.37936 x -2.07719). There is parking by the bridge in the…

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CD: East Dartmoor

September 8 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Halsanger Cross TQ13 7HX United Kingdom + Google Map

A joint meeting with Botanical Cornwall and the British Pteridological Society. A whistle-stop tour of east Dartmoor looking for Lanceolate Spleenwort (Asplenium obovatum), Narrow Buckler Fern (Dryopteris carthusiana) and its hybrid D. x deweveri, Fir Clubmoss (Huperzia selago), Stag's-horn Clubmoss (Lycopodium clavatum) and Beech Fern (Phegopteris connectilis), as well as other commoner ferns. A trip to see Parsley Fern (Cryptogramma crispa) at Whiteworks near Princetown is also planned. Meet in car park northwest of Halsanger Cross by cattle grid at…

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SE: West Dean Gardens

September 8 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
West Dean Gardens United Kingdom + Google Map

Meet at in the car park at 11.30 entrance. The individual fee is about £9.00; group is £7.50 and will try and get this for you. Bring any plants you would like identifying or help with or think people would be interested in, even if it’s a frond, and we will meet up in the car park and have a fun looking at your ferns. Also if you are one for growing from spore please bring any you can spare…

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WS: Mary Knoll Valley

September 19 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mary Knoll Car Park SY8 4EE United Kingdom + Google Map

Fern sites in and around the Mary Knoll Valley near Ludlow, Shropshire. Leader: Martin Rickard Last year we had hoped to have time to visit the Mary Knoll Valley after our meeting at Downton Gorge. Unfortunately, sufficient time was not available on that occasion and we have decided on a meeting there this year. We’re very grateful to Martin Rickard, who knows the area well, who will lead us into this fern rich valley and, depending on the available time,…

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Y: Pillwort Survey and Translocation – Strensall Training Area (STA)

September 21 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Strensall York, Yorkshire United Kingdom + Google Map

Please note the change of date: Friday 21st September Meeting Place – Meet in the large car park just as you leave Strensall heading north. If you don't have a copy of the Yorkshire programme, please contact Barry Wright to ask for a map. Turn right down a lane near the 19 on the map (one-way – exit via the one-way NE as shown on the map) where it says to the Defence Training Estates North, bear right and the…

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S: Annual Indoor Meeting, Bearsden, Glasgow

September 29 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Alastair Wardlaw Glasgow, G61 2SY United Kingdom + Google Map

Tour of the Wardlaw garden, coffee/tea and lunch provided! Including plant sales, book sales, fern-related presentations, and planning for 2018.

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