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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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July 2019

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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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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WS: The garden of Tim Brock and Cors Caron National Nature Reserve

July 27 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tim Brock, Delfryn
Pentre Rhew, Ceredigion SY25 6SB
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We last visited Tim and his garden in 2014 when, despite him having not lived there very long, his collection of Asplenium scolopendrium cultivars was already well established. Since then the collection has expanded, not least as a result of his extensive hybridisations, and he has now added a 30` by 10` shade tunnel. Beyond this collection Tim grows a wide range of other ferns and plants. We will meet at his house, Delfryn, Pentre Rhew, Llanddewi Brefi, Tregaron, Ceredigion,…

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MM: Dryopteris submontana monitoring

July 27 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tissington

Leader Alison Evans. Dryopteris submontana (Rigid Buckler-fern) is almost completely confined to limestone habitats in the Yorkshire Dales and South Cumbria with only a small number of plants elsewhere Meet at 1030 in the car park at SK 156563 on the A515 Buxton Road, south of Newhaven. In the morning we plan to monitor the D. submontana on the Tissington Trail, plus several Aspleniums, some D. affinis and Polystichum aculeatum. In the afternoon it may be possible to visit another…

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Y: Malham

July 27 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
malham Malham, BD23 4DJ United Kingdom + Google Map

Meeting Place – The Village car park at SD 900 627 (coins for meter £4-5) or free roadside on village approach. But meet at car park. Going – Slippery if wet KT3 Food – Packed lunch Footwear – Boots Notes – Joint meeting with BBG. The route will follow our earlier visit there with Ken Trewren - via Janet's Foss, Gordale Bridge, (optional detour to Gordale Scar), 'Polypody Valley' to west side of Gordale, Trougate P. lonchitis, back via Malham…

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