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May 2019

SE: Warnham Nature Reserve

May 4 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Warnham Local Nature Reserve, Warnham Road
Horsham, RH12 2RA United Kingdom
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Warnham Local Nature Reserve, Warnham road ( B2237 ) Horsham, West Sussex, RH 12 2RA OS Map TQ 167 323 Leechpool and Owlbeech Woods, Harwood road ( B2195 ) Horsham , (opposite Manor Fields RH13 6SG,) OS map TQ 194 314 All weather footwear recommended. Packed lunch recommended; there is a coffee bar but it only supplies teas and coffee, biscuits and cake etc There are some nice ferns on both these sites. Also some nice ornithology for those who…

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MM: Broadbottom Fernery

May 22 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Broadbottom, Lymefields, Lymefield, Broadbottom, SK14 6AG
Hyde, SK14 6AG United Kingdom
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A work day at Broadbottom fernery. Leader Alison Evans acl.evans@btinternet.com. Meeting place – Lymefield Garden Centre and Tea Rooms, Broadbottom, SK14 6AG, NGR SJ996935. Please park in the overflow car park to the left rear of the tea rooms. Lunch – Alison will reserve a table for 12.30 for lunch. Please let her know if you will be attending, and if you want to have lunch in the cafe - if we are more than 10, we need to let…

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June 2019

S: Fossil Grove, Victoria Park, Glasgow

June 1 @ 10:30 am
Victoria Park, Glasgow, 51 Victoria Park Dr S
Glasgow, G14 9QR United Kingdom
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Fossil Grove, Victoria Park, Glasgow Saturday 1 June, 10:30 am Organizer: Andy MacGregor andymacgregor@ymail.com Fossil Grove in Glasgow's Victoria Park is a set of 300 million year old fossilised casts of Lepidodendron scale trees (their nearest living relatives are the quillworts), excavated in the late 1800s and protected shortly after discovery by a small building. The building has become somewhat neglected in recent years, but plans are afoot to renovate or possibly replace it, and so improve the care and…

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Y: Moonwort monitoring – Grinton to Redmire road

June 1 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Redmire to Grinton road

Meeting Place - Bridge Inn Car Park, Grinton, Near Reeth SE 04750 98423 (54.38157 x -1.92910) (toilets – paying now - next to car park, or in pub). 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…

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EA&SE: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

June 8 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Victoria Gate
London, TW9 3AB United Kingdom
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Our host is Alice Taylor who is in charge of the ferns amongst other jobs and has started growing many ferns from spores and will know doubt show us her techniques and share other growing tips with us. We need to be all together at the Victoria Gate; the one straight down the road from Kew Gardens Station on the District Line. If you arrive early, the Kew Greenhouse is a good place to start with coffee and cake. It…

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MM: Deepdale ferns and flora (Provisional)

June 8 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Deep Dale Nature Reserve, Sheldon
Bakewell, DE45 1QS United Kingdom
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Deepdale near Bakewell. Leader Henry Folkard. Arrangements for this meeting may change so please email the leader for further details nearer the time Deep Dale is a Plantlife Reserve and is good for cowslips and calcarious grassland species particularly in its upper reaches. The ferny bit is towards the bottom end. A fairly easy, wide path runs its full length with parking possible at both ends. There are some slightly uneven bits on it and if it's wet the limestone…

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NW: North Lakes

June 8 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Barf and Bassenthwaite woodlands Thornthwaite village, + Google Map

North Lakes - Barf and Bassenthwaite woodlands. Meet at the car park NY220265 to the north of Thornthwaite village. Map Explorer OL4 Lakes NW In the morning we'll ascend the Bishop of Barf to see the Forked Spleenwort etc on the serpentine rocks there. It's a bit of a steep climb up, but everyone managed OK on the BPS meeting in 2010. Afterwards we can explore for more ferns in the neighbouring woodlands either around Thornthwaite or Wythop. Sarah Campion…

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Y: Strensall pillwort survey and translocation

June 15 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Strensall York, Yorkshire United Kingdom + Google Map

Meeting Place – Meet in the large car park just as you leave Strensall heading north. 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 car park is a short way down on the left at SE 63565 59813 (54.03192 x -1.03173). Going – Wet at pond edges, tussocky grass and heather (KT1-2).…

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WS: Taff Fechan and Morlais Castle

June 20 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 2TS
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Last June, on behalf of the BPS, we led a “ferny walk” for a journalist and photographer from Country Walking Magazine and we expect the resultant article to be published in 2019. To show them plenty of woodland ferns we started along the Taff Fechan (little Taff) a tributary to the main river which we visited as a local group back in 2011. To this we added a climb to the nearby Morlais Castle which we knew would add an…

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S: Loch Brandy in Glen Clova

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

Loch Brandy, Glen Clova. Leader Steve Munyard Meet at 11:00 am, at the Car park at NO 326731 (shown on the OS Explorer map) The walk from the parking area is about 1.5 miles across rough ground and tussock grass. We will take a packed lunch. Stout footwear and waterproofs are recommended. The site was mentioned in The Flora of Forfarshire 1848 (William Gardiner). He noted the large Polystichum lonchitis plants. I visited the area about 30 years ago and…

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