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September 2018

Y: Pillwort Survey and Translocation – Skipwith Common

September 18, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Skipwith Common Yorkshire United Kingdom + Google Map

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE 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…

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WS: Mary Knoll Valley

September 19, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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October 2018

Y: Indoor meeting and AGM

October 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Harlow Carr, Crag Lane
Harrogate, Yorkshire HG3 1QB United Kingdom
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Meeting place – In the main car parks at Harlow Carr at SE 28192 54023 (Sat Nav 53.98157 -1.57189). Enter via the green gate in the main car park south of the main buildings or through the main entrance stating you are with the Yorkshire Fern Group and make your way to the Bramall Learning Centre, one of the top floor classrooms. Food – Packed lunch or pub grub Notes – Our usual informal social get together to talk anything…

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Committee Meeting

October 13, 2018
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road
London, SW7 5BD United Kingdom
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SE: 2018 Autumn Meeting

October 20, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Scadbury Park, St Paul’s Wood Hill BR5 2SR + Google Map

The autumn meeting this year will comprise a morning walk in a local wood where we will see a range of ferns including one alien. Lunch will be at 12:30 depending on the weather. At 13 Star Lane St Mary Cray Kent BR5 3LJ This will be followed by slide shows of this year’s trips by our local group: Nick and Peter - Northern Ireland Steve and Karen - Minorca and/or Vancover Julian - cultivars and Garden Development Roger -…

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NW: AGM 2018

October 20, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Holehird Gardens, Patterdale Road
Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1NP United Kingdom
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Annual General Meeting at Holehird Gardens, Windermere The usual fare of Pteridological miscellanea, stretching talks and stimulating company. There will be plant sales (please bring as well as buy), displays and competitions for ferns in pots. Contributions to the refreshments would be welcome. (Packed lunch) Further details will be sent out in September.

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EA: Indoor Meeting 2018

October 27, 2018
Peter Blake & Nick Lodge, 14 Mill Hill Road
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 3DP United Kingdom
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East Anglia group indoor meeting Lunch provided, indoor ferns to see, talks and slide-shows Parking permits will be needed, so I need to know who is coming at least 1 week in advance

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November 2018

N: Autumn Indoor Meeting 2018

November 17, 2018
World Museum, William Brown Street
Liverpool, L3 8EN United Kingdom
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Theme – Dryopteris There will be a full day of illustrated talks, including Angela Tandy of Fibrex Nurseries on cultivating Dryopteris species and varieties, Mary Gibby on the British allotetraploid species and their hybrids, Fred Rumsey on Dryopteris submontana and Dryopteris cristata, David Hill with some excellent photos featuring Dryopteris. There’s a whole lot more to Dryopteris in the UK than the D.affinis complex but I hope to sneak in a brief word from Roger Golding on D. kerryensis in…

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