Tatton Flower Show

Tatton Park Tatton Park, Tatton, Cheshire East

The BPS hope to have a stand RHS Tatton Park Flower Show website

Manchester & N Midlands Group – Tissington Trail and Bradford Dale

Tissington

Morning – monitoring of the Dryopteris submontana on the Tissington Trail, plus several aspleniums, some Dryopteris affinis agg. to try to sort out, and Polystichum aculeatum. In the afternoon we can re-visit Bradford Dale to check on the Polystichum setiferum found by Yvonne some years ago, as well as a selection of limestone and woodland … Continue reading Manchester & N Midlands Group – Tissington Trail and Bradford Dale

Manchester & North Midlands Group – Stanage

Stanage Peak District National Park, Hope Valley, Derbyshire

We should meet in Hollin Bank Car Park (also known as Plantation car park) It is marked, but not named, on OS Explorer OL1, and is almost opposite a Public Convenience, which is also marked. The approximate map reference is SK 236 837. If anyone is coming by public transport it is easy to meet … Continue reading Manchester & North Midlands Group – Stanage

MM: Broadbottom Fernery

Broadbottom, Lymefields Lymefield, Broadbottom, SK14 6AGHyde,

Meeting Place - Lymefields Garden Centre and tea rooms, SK14 6AG, grid ref SJ996935. Please park in the overflow car-park to the back of the tea rooms. Lunch - I have reserved a table for up to 10 people for 12.30 for lunch. Please let me know if you will be attending, and if you … Continue reading MM: Broadbottom Fernery

MM: Gallery Oldham

Gallery Oldham 35 Greaves St

Museum visit at Gallery Oldham to look at herbarium specimens of ferns and lycophytes – I recall they have some interesting material for New Zealand as well as the UK. Leader Mike Canaway. Please advise me if you are aiming to attend as the museum needs to have numbers beforehand on mikecanaway@gmail.com For directions, parking … Continue reading MM: Gallery Oldham

MM: Broadbottom Fernery

Broadbottom, Lymefields Lymefield, Broadbottom, SK14 6AGHyde,

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 … Continue reading MM: Broadbottom Fernery

MM: Deepdale ferns and flora (Provisional)

Deep Dale Nature Reserve SheldonBakewell,

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 … Continue reading MM: Deepdale ferns and flora (Provisional)

MM: Native ferns and horsetails at Greenfield

Greenfield Manchester RoadOldham,

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 … Continue reading MM: Native ferns and horsetails at Greenfield

MM: Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Jodrell Bank

A work day at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre. Leader Yvonne Golding yvonne@buxtonhouse.free-online.co.uk. Meet at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre. See http://www.jodrellbank.net for directions and further information. Please bring any spare ferns for planting. 10.30-11 Arrival tea/coffee/admin 11-12.30 Carry out task 12.30-1.30 Lunch: packed lunch or café 1.30-3pm Continue and complete task 3pm Finish and return tools … Continue reading MM: Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

MM&Y: Smithills Country Park, Bolton – Postponed until 2021

This is a joint meeting with the Yorkshire Fern Group led by Michael Wilcox and Bruce Brown. On a recce 18 fern taxa were recorded including self-sown Polystichum polyblepharum for example. The site is listed on several web sites for example see:- https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/woods/smithills-estate/ Meet at the free car park off Smithills Dean Road at SD698119. … Continue reading MM&Y: Smithills Country Park, Bolton – Postponed until 2021

MM: RHS Bridgewater

RHS Bridgewater off Leigh Road, WorsleyManchester,

The aim is to have a site tour for part of the day and a field visit to look at ferns in the undeveloped parts of the garden for the rest of the time. For further information (see https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/bridgewater) Leaders Mike Canaway, (BPS) and James Hall (RHS). Off-path areas may be muddy according to weather … Continue reading MM: RHS Bridgewater

MM&Y: Smithills Country Park, Bolton

Smithill Country Park Smithills Dean RoadBolton,

This is a joint meeting with the Yorkshire Fern Group led by Michael Wilcox and Bruce Brown. On a recce 18 fern taxa were recorded including self-sown Polystichum polyblepharum for example. The site is listed on several web sites for example see:- https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/woods/smithills-estate/ Meet at the free car park off Smithills Dean Road at SD698119. … Continue reading MM&Y: Smithills Country Park, Bolton

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