Field Meetings in 1999

Shropshire Botanical Society Newsletter - Spring 1999 - page 5


Do check the day before to see if the field meeting is still on by phoning Sarah or Alex. Wear sensible clothing and remember to bring a packed lunch and drink if stated.


Wednesday April 21st

Shropshire Botanical Society Annual General Meeting. 7.30pm at Rowley's House Museum, Barker Street, Shrewsbury. Our speaker is Franklyn Perring, talking about the south African flora.


Saturday 24th April - Recording Techniques

From 10.30 - 4.00pm.

Recording techniques session at Preston Montford Field Centre. An excellent opportunity for new members to get to grips with filling in cards, grid references etc, plus an opportunity to see the Shropshire computer database - what happens to your data, from filling in the card in the field to outputting a report. Also, how to prepare a voucher specimen for determination. Bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided. This training session is provided free, but we would welcome a small donation to the field centre on the day to cover the cost of refreshments. Please note that YOU MUST BOOK! Just give Sarah a ring/fax/email.


Sunday May 23rd

A joint meeting with the Herefordshire Botanical Society. Meet at 2.30pm at High Vinnals car park, SO474732 for a gentle botanical ramble, not a serious recording session. Leader: Mark Lawley. Saturday 5th June Join in with surveying a potential new reserve for the Shropshire Wildlife Trust at Coed Detton Wood in south-west Shropshire. Meet at grid reference SO?????? At 10.30am. Bring a packed lunch.


Tuesday 8th June

Surveying a Frog Orchid meadow in Llynclys. Meet at Turners Lane layby just west of Llynclys crossroads, SJ278241, at 6.30 pm. Meeting led by Ruth Dawes (01691 654245).


Saturday 19th June

An invitation from Peter Boyd to survey his new acquired acres at Meadowtown Hill. We know it's got masses of adder's tongue fern, so this should be a good day for botanising in a relatively poorly covered area. Bring a packed lunch and meet at 10.30 at SJ??????.


Saturday 10th July

Limestone day on Wenlock Edge. Meet in the main Wenlock Edge car park (Grid reference SO??????) just outside of Much Wenlock, at 10.30. Bring a packed lunch. This will be a combined training and recording session, with an introduction to limestone flora, plus a hunt for some not-so-up-to-date records of stemless thistle and buckthorn.


Sunday 26th September

Aquatics training day. Meet at Aston Locks car park on the Montgomery Canal at 10.30am. This is opposite the Queen's Head pub off the A5 just east of Oswestry at SJ??????. If you let me know before hand, we could book for lunch at the Queen's Head, which has an excellent reputation for food. Otherwise bring a packed lunch.


NOTE: We will still continue to have a winter meeting with a guest speaker. This will be announced in the autumn newsletter.

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