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June 2019

S: Loch Brandy in Glen Clova

June 22
Loch Brandy, Glen Clova Kirriemuir, DD8 4QR United Kingdom + Google Map

Botrychium, Polystichum lonchitis, P. x lonchitiforme and other lime-loving ferns. Further details will be available prior to the event.

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Y: Woodsia monitoring – Teesdale

June 26 @ 1:00 pm - June 27 @ 3:00 pm
Langdon Beck Hotel DL12 0XP + Google Map

Meeting Places – Meet at 13:00 on day 1, Wednesday 26th, in the Langdon Beck Hotel car park, NY 85331 31219 where we will car share to first visit Natural England base at Widdybank Farm and then proceed to the Cauldron Spout area for an afternoons monitoring. We will discuss the plan for the second day, Thursday 27th but it is likely that we will meet about 9:30 am at the car park at NY 86732 29813 and take a…

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

June 29
Gillian & Bryan Smith, 1 Prospect Road, Oulton Broad
Lowestoft, Suffolk NR32 3PT United Kingdom
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Further details will be posted when available Catfield Fen

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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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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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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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August 2019

SE&A: Orlestone Forest

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Orlestone Forest, Malthouse Lane
Warehorne, TN26 2EL
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Joint meeting with the Kent Botanical Recording Group Leader: Alfie Gay A meeting to add to our fern records and also give members a chance to see Osmunda regalis (Royal fern) at a site which probably has the best claim out of all the sites in Kent of being a native one. Alfie’s discovery of it at the northern edge of Longrope Wood in 2017 was of particular interest as there is a 1950's Francis Rose record from Orlestone. We’ll…

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