Wild Flower Society Field Meetings 2016

Members wishing to attend a meeting should book with the leader directly unless otherwise stated in the information.

All those attending WFS Field Meetings do so at their own risk. For any queries email Sheila Wynn or phone 01200 425813

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Members who do not drive or who have difficulty reaching the starting point of events should contact the leader to see if transport might be available. Packed lunches are usually required and need to be carried. Please do not bring dogs to any meeting as some landowners do not like them on their property.

BSBI Meetings. Members of the WFS are invited to attend BSBI Recording Meetings. For details see their website: http://www.bsbi.org.uk/meetings.html

Lancashire Botany Group Meetings: Members of WFS are invited to attend LBG meetings. For details see their website: www.lancashirebotanygroup.weebly.com

Main Field Meetings 2016

Saturday 21st May - Sunday 22nd May 2016 The Lizard, Cornwall

Saturday 21st May Leader: Ian Bennallick

This is a joint meeting with the Botanical Cornwall Group. The exact areas to be visited will be decided nearer the time. Meet at 9.30 for 10:00 start at Lizard Green (SW703125). We should see Trifolium bocconei (Twin-headed Clover), Trifolium strictum (Upright Clover), Trifolium incarnatum ssp. molinerii (Long-headed Clover), Asparagus prostratus (Wild Asparagus), Herniaria ciliolata (Fringed Rupturewort), Juncus capitatus (Dwarf Rush), Hypochaeris maculata (Spotted Cat’s-ear) and perhaps even Ranunculus tripartitus (Three-lobed Crowfoot) and Isoetes histrix (Land Quillwort). Also Orobanche alba (Thyme Broomrape), Allium schoenoprasum (Chives) and Genista pilosa (Hairy Greenweed). Numbers limited to 15. Contact Ian Bennallick or phone 01726 890384 or 07714 738189.

Sunday 22nd May A come and find meeting on the Lizard Leaders: Jan Armishaw and Sheila Wynn

Exact areas to be visited will be decided nearer the time, Contact Sheila Wynn or phone 01200 425813

Tuesday 31st May – Friday 3rd June 2016 A come and find meeting on Guernsey Leader: Anne Haden.

Tuesday 31st May

We will meet at 10:00 in the car park at L'Eree and walk to the Orchid fields. On the way we hope to find Vicia lutea (Yellow-vetch), Anisantha madritensis (Compact Brome) and Centaurea aspera (Rough Star-thistle). In the Orchid Fields will be Orchis laxiflora (Jersey Orchid). In the afternoon short drives will take us to see Rumex rupestris (Shore Dock), Asplenium adiantum-nigrum x obovatum = Asplenium x sarniense and Asplenium scolopendrium x Asplenium obovatum = Asplenium x microdon.

Wednesday 1st June

We will meet on the Fort Hommet headland where some remains of Ophioglossum lusitanicum (Least Adder's-tongue) and Isoetes histrix (Land Quillwort) could be found. Then we will take a drive up the coast and stop off to see other plants such as Salpichroa origanifolia (Cock's-eggs) and Geranium herrerae (Alderney Crane’s-bill).

Thursday 2nd June

There will be a trip to Herm island.

Thursday 3rd June

There will be a trip to Sark.

Contact Anne Haden

Saturday 11th June – Sunday 12th June 2016 Mendip Hills, Somerset Leader: Steve Parker

Saturday 11th June

Crook Peak. Meet at 11:00 in the roadside layby at ST392550 on the Webbington Road.

Sunday 12th June

Priddy Mineries. Meet at 10:30 in the car park at ST548513. Both sites have a rich flora and are well worth a visit. Amongst other things, we should see Potentilla tabernaemontani (Spring Cinquefoil), Trinia glauca (Honewort) and Koeleria vallesiana (Somerset Hair-grass) at Crook Peak and Minuartia verna (Spring Sandwort) and Noccaea (Thlaspi) caerulescens (Alpine Penny-cress) at Priddy Mineries. Contact Steve Parker or phone 01823 666006.

Tuesday 21st June – Wednesday 22nd June 2016 Purbeck, Dorset. Leader: Edward Pratt

Tuesday 21st June 2016

Meet at 10:30 at free car parking, hopefully, on minor road (to Church Knowle) just S of A351 at SY959824, to share cars and proceed to car park for Corfe Common (parking charge, toilets). Day on the Common, where we should see Euphrasia anglica ssp. anglica (English Sticky Eyebright), Marsh-orchid hybrids, Eleocharis quinqueflora (Few-flowered Spike-rush), Scorzonera humilis (Viper’s-grass), Chamaemelum nobile (Chamomile), in a two-mile walk, with easy gradients. Wellingtons advised. Possible trip to see Euphorbia platyphyllos (Broad-leaved Spurge) and Bromus secalinus (Rye Brome) at Kingston if time allows (free parking).

Wednesday 22nd June 2016

Meet at 10:30 at free car parking at Ulwell lower lay-by at SZ 021809. Wellingtons essential for bog. Share cars and proceed to Shell Bay car park, Studland (charge, except for NT members, toilets) to see several Trifolium species, Vulpia fasciculata and Vulpia ciliata (Dune and Bearded Fescues), Erodium maritimum (Sea Stork’s-bill), Lotus subbiflorus (Hairy Bird’s-foot-trefoil), in one-mile level walk. Possible later stop at Spur Bog to see Pinguicula lusitanica (Pale Butterwort), Drosera anglica (Great Sundew) and its hybrid with Drosera rotundifolia (Round-leaved Sundew), Rhynchospora fusca (Brown Beak-sedge), Lycopodiella inundata (Marsh Clubmoss). Afternoon visit to Durlston Country Park (parking charge, toilets) for Oenanthe pimpinelloides (Corky-fruited Water-dropwort), Lathyrus aphaca (Yellow Vetchling), Thesium humifusum (Stars-in-grass), Torilis nodosa (Knotted Hedge-parsley) amongst many others, (all on level) and optional 100ft descent to see Centaurium erythraea var. capitatum (Tufted Centaury). Return to Ulwell. Those who wish to arrive on Monday and/or stay on Thursday to do their own thing should find the leader’s book The Wild Flowers of the Isle of Purbeck, Brownsea and Sandbanks or booklet The Special Wild Flowers of The Isle of Purbeck helpful. Numbers limited to 24. Contact Edward Pratt or phone 01929 427229.

Friday 1st July – Sunday 3rd July 2016 A come and find meeting on the English Solway coast Leader: Judith Cox

Friday 1st July Evening

A short walk along the shore at Allonby (NY 0843) to look for Butomus umbellatus (Flowering-rush), Coincya monensis ssp. monensis (Isle-of-Man Cabbage), Eryngium maritimum (Sea-holly), etc. followed by food for anyone who can make it.

Saturday 2nd July

Oldside, Workington (NX995298) - a former industrial area with a magnificent show of shingle vegetation, lots of orchids, Elaeagnus macrophylla (Broad-leaved Oleaster) and one or two elusive records which we would love to refind. Maryport sea banks (NY 030361) to see Orobanche purpurea (Yarrow Broomrape). A choice of sites along the Solway coast which could include two at Mawbray Bank (NY083472) for Alstroemeria aurea (Peruvian Lily), Allium scorodoprasum (Sand Leek) etc. and Wolsty Bank (NY097509).

Sunday 3rd July

We will travel north to Glasson Moss (NY235605) where all three species of Drosera grow together with other lowland raised mire plants. Wellies needed! Then on to Finglandrigg Wood NNR (NY281571) where all three Ulex species can be found. Contact Judith Cox or phone 01642 892815.

Monday 11th July – Tuesday 12th July 2016 Norfolk Leader: Bob Ellis (VC 27 Recorder)

Monday 11th July Beeston Regis and Sheringham Commons, Beeston Bump and salt marsh (if time)

Meet at 10:30 in the long lay-by off the south side of the coast road, grid ref. TG16684259 at the east and TG16544263 at the west ends respectively. There is an entrance to the commons at TG16614256. We should see lots of orchids, Dryopteris cristata (Crested Buckler-fern), Thelypteris palustris (Marsh Fern) and much more.

Tuesday 12th July Upton Fen and nearby grazing marshes

Meet at 10:30 in the Norfolk Wildlife Trust car park at TG37991367. This is off a track that goes north where Upton Road takes a sharp turn at TG38031350. We should see Cicuta virosa (Cowbane), Lathyrus palustris (Marsh Pea), Peucedanum palustre (Milk-parsley), Carex appropinquata (Fibrous Tussock-sedge), Cladium mariscus (Great Fen-sedge), Potamogeton coloratus (Fen Pondweed), Stratiotes aloides (Water-soldier) and Hydrocharis morsus-ranae (Frogbit). Numbers limited to 20. Contact Sheila Wynn or phone 01200 425813. This meeting could be combined with the Branch Y meeting on Sunday 10th July at Holme Dunes. See one day meetings list for information.

Friday 2nd – Monday 5th September 2016 AGM and Members’ Weekend Juniper Hall Field Centre, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6DA (N.B. Accommodation is not available at Juniper Hall)

Friday pm: Branch and Competition Secretaries meeting

Saturday am: Walk from Juniper Hall, pm: AGM at Juniper Hall

Sunday: Field Meeting at Ranmore Common and Denbies Hillside

Monday: Field Meeting at Chobham Common

Full details of the programme will be published in the summer magazine Bookings by the end of July 2016 to Sheila Wynn or phone 01200 425813.

One Day Meetings 2016

Bookings are not always required but are frequently asked for by the leader. Leaders of one day meetings which start from April 2016 onwards may not finalise lists of participants until the 31st March 2016 deadline has passed to enable those without internet connections to have an equal chance of a place on a one day meeting. To make contact with a leader who uses email, click on the name in green. Otherwise use the telephone number or address if published here. If you know someone without an internet connection who might like to attend a very early meeting then let them know the details as the Spring magazine may be too late for meetings before April.

Extra Meetings: Check the website regularly for details of extra meetings, especially joint meetings with other groups. New information such as dates, places, leaders, general information or completely new meetings which will not appear in the Wild Flower Society Spring magazine has a light purple background.

BSBI Meetings: Members of the WFS are invited to attend BSBI Recording Meetings. For details, see their website: BSBI Website For any queries, contact Sheila Wynn or phone 01200 425813.

Thursday March 3rd 2016 Branch N3 An early spring hunt Pennington Flash Country Park, near Leigh Leader: Julie Clarke

Meet at 10:30 in the car park at SJ645989. Turn north off the A580 onto the A579, then left (west) at traffic lights onto St Helen’s Road. Turn right opposite the Robin Hood Pub. A return to the area visited for the autumn hunt to see how many plants we can find in flower at the beginning of the season.  Email Julie Clarke or phone 01539 563504.

Saturday 5th March 2016 Spring Hunt at Holywells Park and Ipswich Docks Leaders: Anne and Dennis Kell and Stephen Clarkson

Meet for a 10:30 start in the car park at Holywells Park at TM176433, entrance adjacent to The Margaret Catchpole Pub. A return to the area visited for the autumn hunt to see how many plants we can find in flower at the beginning of the season.  Contact Anne or Dennis Kell: the.kells@talk21.com or 01473 730087.

Sunday 8th May 2016 Pilch Field near Buckingham Leaders: Janet and Gwyndaf John

Meet at 10:30 at Pilch Field, 3 miles SE of Buckingham MK17 0NX. Park on the soft verge near the left hand bend on road at SP74643221.Please let us know if you would like us to pick you up (and drop you later!) from Gerrard’s Cross station (on the Chiltern Line from Marylebone) at about 9:30.Pilch Field is an old “ridge and furrow” meadow. Wet 'flushes' are fed by water seeping through the soil. Wetland flowers such as Valeriana dioica (Marsh Valerian) and Dactylorhiza incarnata (Early Marsh-orchid) flourish here. We should see Anacamptis morio (Green-winged orchid), Botrychium lunaria (Moonwort), Ophioglossum vulgatum (Adder’s-tongue) amongst many others with the Primula veris (Cowslips) giving an extravagant display. Contact Janet John or phone 07836 321109.

Thursday 12th May 2016 Branch Y. Foxley Wood, NWT Leaders: Anne and Dennis Kell and Stephen Clarkson with NWT warden Steve Collin.

Meet for a 10:30 start in the car park at TG049229 A classic spring woodland which, if our timing is good, should offer carpets of bluebells. In total over 350 flowering plants have been recorded, with spring specialities from Paris quadrifolia (Herb-paris) to Anemone nemorosa (Wood Anemone), Allium ursinum (Ramsoms) and Primula vulgaris (Primrose). The woodland contains Tilia cordata (Small-leaved Lime) and Sorbus torminalis (Wild Service-tree). We have been invited to update the records for this wood. Contact Anne or Dennis Kell: the.kells@talk21.com or 01473 730087.

Thursday May 19th 2016 Branch N3. The Lune Valley Leader: Julie Clarke

Meet at 10:30 in the car park at SD50296450 on the old railway line at Denny Beck Lane, Halton which is just off the M6. Grid ref. A walk along the old railway line and back along the other side of the river to look for spring flowers. Email: Email Julie Clarke or phone 01539 563504.

Saturday 28th May 2016 Come and Find Meeting in St. Leonard’s Forest. Leader: Gareth Bursnall

Meet at 10:30 at Roost Hole car park off Hammerpond Road at TQ208298. (No toilets) Wear good footwear, it may be muddy in places. A pleasant walk in late spring up Sheepwash Gill in St Leonard's Forest. The area is mixed woodland with some heathland and planted conifers. We hope to find Melampyrum pratense (Common Cow-wheat) and Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley). There should be many ferns plus some self-sown Pinus sylvestris (Scots Pine). All welcome. Contact Gareth Bursnall

Saturday 11th June 2016 Branch Y. Winks Meadow, near Metfield Leader: Nicola Dixon and Stephen Clarkson

Meet at 10:30 on the hard standing in front of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust reserve at TM303799 (IP20 0JZ). Please park at end of Nunn’s Lane, where the lane becomes a wide concrete hardstanding and ensure your vehicle does not block the farm vehicle access. Winks Meadow is a small reserve which supports a wide range of plants characteristic of ancient unimproved grassland and the boulder clay flora of North Suffolk. We will look in detail at this assemblage and should see Trifolium ochroleucon (Sulphur Clover), Briza media (Quaking-grass), Ononis spinosa (Spiny Restharrow), Silaum silaus (Pepper-saxifrage) and many more. We also hope to find a number of the seven orchid species found at the site including Coeloglossum viride (Frog Orchid) at its only Suffolk station. Places will be limited to 20 and booking is essential. Contact Nicola Dixon or phone 07926500162.

Sunday 12th June 2016 Branch N2. Allenheads Leader: Lizzie Maddison

Meet at 10.30 at the bottom of Slag Hill NY851464, where there is plenty of space to park. We will walk a few metres down to the local wildlife site Bell's Grooves. Here we will have a look at the calaminarian species such as Thymus polytrichus (Wild Thyme), Minuartia verna (Spring Sandwort), Botrychium lunaria (Moonwort), Ophioglossum vulgatum (Adder’s Tongue), Cochlearia pyrenaica (Pyrenean Scurvy- grass), Viola lutea (Mountain Pansy) and a range of lichens,mosses sedges and grasses. Coeloglossum viride(Frog orchid), abundant twayblades and other orchids can be found on surrounding grassland. For any bryologist Sphagnum riparium would be of interest. Nearby sites in the village such as Byerhope dam or the hay meadows are an option depending on the weather and group's interests. Again, subject to the numbers and cars, we could visit another site ,White Sike [20 minutes drive] where we could add alpine penny cress and thrift to our list. Contact Lizzie Maddison or phone 07975 8537811

Saturday 18th June 2016 Branch N3. A Come and Find/Recording Meeting in Winsford, Cheshire Leader: : Julie Clarke

Meet at 11:00 at the Whitegate Way old station, Winsford, at SJ615680 Contact Julie Clarke or phone 01539 563504.

Saturday 18th June 2016 The estate of Fairfield House, Stogursey, near Bridgwater Ro FitzGerald and Liz McDonnell

A Joint Meeting with the Somerset Rare Plants Group. Meet at 10.30 at Fairfield House, Stogursey TA5 1PU, Grid reference ST187429. Use either drive up to house where parking will be possible by kind permission of Lady Gass. This is a recording meeting to examine some of the small oak/ash copse woodlands on this estate, and some possibly interesting arable field edges. There is still a population of nightingales here! Contact Ro FitzGerald or phone 01278 741519.

Wednesday 22nd June 2016 Newport Wetlands Reserve, Gwent Leader: Heather Colls

Meet at 11a.m. in the main car park, at ST335834. From Junction 24 of M4 (Coldra) take the A48 south. Go straight on at the first two roundabouts, then left at the next two roundabouts (you should be seeing the brown signs with a duck on, signifying the way to the Wetlands Reserve). Go straight on for about two miles then watch for a signed turning to the right and the car park is on the left after about a mile just before the power station. Although primarily a bird reserve, there is always a good show of maritime and wetland flowers including Lathyrus sylvestris (Narrow-leaved Everlasting-pea), Lepidium latifolium (Dittander), several orchids and usually some rarer species. It is all flat easy walking on gravelled paths. Contact Heather Colls or phone 01600 740656.

Thursday 23rd June 2016 Branch Y. Tea and weeds. Leader: Stella Taylor

Meet at 10:30 at Stella’s house, 46, Common Road, Bressingham, IP22 2AZ, Grid reference TM090816. The plan is to visit Boyland Common and Roydon Fen (near Diss) and maybe a couple of other local sites depending on numbers. It will be necessary to share cars to access these sites. Specialities include Ononis spinosa (Spiny Restharrow), Trifolium ochroleucon (Sulphur Clover) and Genista tinctoria (Dyer’s Greenweed). The fish and chip van arrives at 17:30. You are more than welcome to stay on for a bite to eat. Stella will provide the cutlery and cruet. Contact Stella Taylor: 01379 688285.

Saturday 2nd July 2016 Lathkill Dale, Derbyshire Leader: Alan Willmot

Meet at 10:30 in the pay-and-display car park (toilets) in Over Haddon at SK203664. We will descend into Lathkill Dale and walk west up the Dale to the far end where Polemonium caeruleum (Jacob’s-ladder) grows. On the way we will pass through ash woodland and species-rich limestone grassland alongside the River Lathkill with its marshy margins. Plants we should see in the wood include Ranunculus auricomus (Goldilocks Buttercup), Adoxa moschatellina (Moschatel) and Sedum telephium (Orpine) while in the grassland will be Helianthemum nummularium (Common Rock-rose), Galium sterneri (Limestone Bedstraw) and Saxifraga granulata (Meadow Saxifrage) amongst others. We return to the car park along the same route for around 4.30 pm. The path along the Dale is a flat well-made trail but there is a steep descent down the tarmac road from the car park to the Dale and back up again. Numbers limited to 20. Contact Sheila Wynn or phone 01200 425813.

Sunday 10th July 2016 Branch Y. Holme Dunes NNR, Holme-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, PE36 6LQ. Leader: Adrian Winnington

Meet 10.30am in the Visitor Centre car park at TF 714449. Holme Dunes is a Norfolk Wildlife Trust reserve (free access for members, a day permit charge for non-members). As the reserve covers many different habitats there is an extensive flora. Among the wide variety of plants we should see are: Hypochaeris glabra (Smooth Cat’s-ear), Epipactis palustris (Marsh Helleborine), Dactylorhiza incarnata ssp. incarnata and Dactylorhiza incarnata ssp. coccinea (Early Marsh-orchids), Phleum arenarium (Sand Cat’s-tail) and Corynephorus canescens (Grey Hair-grass). On the saltmarsh Limonium bellidifolium (Matted Sea-lavender) should be flowering well. Contact Adrian Winnington or 01485 534747 or 07775643877. The meeting above could be combined with the main meeting on 11th-12th July at Beeston Regis and Sheringham Common and Upton Fen.

Tuesday 19th July 2016 Forest of Dean Leaders: Clare and Mark Kitchen

Meet at 10.30 at New Fancy View Car Park, at SO628095. This will be a multi-site day. Wear suitable footwear for rough conditions. We shall probably find Euphorba stricta (Tintern Spurge) and Agrimonia procera (Fragrant Agrimony), as well as many others. Contact Clare and Mark Kitchen or phone 014530 810958.

Thursday 21st July 2016 Branch N3. Waitby Greenriggs, Cumbria WT Reserve Leader: Julie Clarke

Meet at 11:00 in the Car Park in Kirkby Stephen at NY772088. Turn west into Silver Street at the small roundabout. Waitby Greenriggs is an old railway line with a good limestone flora including a variety of orchids. Contact Julie Clarke or phone 01539 563504.

Saturday 23rd July Ainsdale Dunes, near Southport. Leader: Pat Lockwood

This is a Joint Meeting with Liverpool Botanical Society. Meet at 10:30 at the Ainsdale Discovery Centre, The Promenade, Shore Road, Ainsdale, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 2QB. Grid ref. SD297126. There is a car park next to the centre and toilets nearby. This is a meeting to look at the summer flora of the Ainsdale & Birkdale Sandhills Local Nature Reserve. If you wish to travel by train, Pat is happy to arrange to meet you at Ainsdale Station. To contact Pat Lockwood phone: 01704 872008

Sunday 24th July 2016 Branch Y. Alder Carr Farm, Needham Market Leader: Dennis Kell.

Meet by 10:30 in the car park for the farm shop at TM091552 for a come and find day. New WFS member Joan Hardingham has very kindly invited us to hold a meeting at her Suffolk farm, alongside the River Gipping, which specialises in fruit and veg. grown with minimal use of herbicides and pesticides. Apart from the cultivated fields there are also areas of wet, alder carr woodland, meadows grazed by Redpoll cattle, ditches, ponds and dry grassland. Enjoy tea at farm café afterwards. Contact Joan Hardingham by phone 01449 258099 or 07848007807

Saturday 27th August 2016 Bradwell Shell Beach Leaders: Priscilla Nobbs

Meet at 10.30 for a "Come and Find" at Essex Wildlife Trust and Essex Birdwatching Society Reserve, Bradwell Shell Bank at TM035081. (No toilets) Park at Eastlands Farm (turn right by Bradwell Church, follow East End Road to its end). The reserve is entered via the Saxon chapel of St. Peter's on the Wall. There will be saltmarsh plants such as Suaeda vera (Shrubby Sea-blite) and Inula crithmoides (Golden-samphire). If you wish to come earlier for coffee, I am at Dots and Melons Farm, Marsh Road, Tillingham, Essex, CM0 7SJ. I shall leave at 10am for Bradwell. At Tillingham Square turn right by Fox and Hounds Pub down Marsh Road, turn left at Cummins and Jennings sign. Don’t miss the two superb Dengie Elms at gate way of Asheldham Grange (left turn sign posted St. Lawrence off the Southminster to Tillingham Road). The Dengie Elms are at TL 97029 026305 (nearest Post Code CM0 7NX). It would help if you could let me know you are coming so that I can arrange lifts for anyone without transport otherwise, just turn up. Contact Priscilla Nobbs or phone 01293 783071.

Saturday 17th September 2016 Cambridge Leaders: Alan Leslie

Meet at 10:00 in the Park and Ride Car Park on Newmarket Road (A1303), Cambridge, at TL492595 (this is on the east edge of the city, just north of the airport). The meeting will be an all-day walk around Cambridge City and its Commons concentrating on the rich range of alien species to be found there. Stamina is required as we will be on foot most of the day. We may use buses, so have bus passes or cash available. Places will be limited to 20. Booking is essential. Contact Anne or Dennis Kell: the.kells@talk21.com or 01473 730087.

Last week in October 2016 Branch N3 Autumn Hunt Leaders: Julie Clarke

Details to be arranged. Contact Julie Clarke or phone 01539 563504.

Saturday 29th October 2016 Branch Y. Autumn day hunt. Colchester, Essex. Leader: Anne and Dennis Kell

Join us to explore the old docks area of Colchester and banks of the River Colne to see what we can still find in flower at the end of the season. Precise location and details of parking will be notified nearer the date. Contact Anne or Dennis Kell: the.kells@talk21.com or 01473 730087.

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