Tuesday, 24 December 2013

New Year's Day Wild Plant Hunt and other diary dates.

The BSBI is planning to hold its plant hunt for a third year - more info here and the Doodle poll is here - we don't have to do it on New Year's Day, it can be any day between 28th December and 1st January.

We are still working on the spring programme for vascular plants (starting in April) but here are the dates for three meetings until then, all starting at 12 noon:

18th January: Hambleton Churchyard and adjacent woodland in SSSI; Rutland Water. Cryptogams. Grid refs and assembly points to follow.

15th February: Charnwood Lodge. Cryptogams and interesting conifers - we may split into two groups.

15th March: Charley Wood. Cryptogams. 

Weather would have to be pretty foul for us to cancel a meeting, but contact me if you'd like confirmation before you set off. Phone number at bottom of any email from the VC55 group.

I'm still waiting to find out when John Poland can offer his conifer workshop - will post details here when I have them.

Thanks to all of you who came to the Cryptogams and Mince-pies meeting (pictured) last Saturday - and especially to Maggie for the amazing apple chutney :-) 

Happy Christmas, botanists! 

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