Our fourth meeting will be held on Saturday 6th June from 10:00 a.m. - 16:00 p.m., when we will record as much of the tetrad SP58K, Shawell, as possible. It contains pasture and arable fields with hedgerows, old quarry lakes, a disused railway line, the M1 and its embankments, woods, field ponds and a stream. There are a lot of habitats to examine and also some interesing old records for this tetrad. Re-finding the following species will be a focus of the meeting: Asplenium adiantum-nigrum, Bromus racemosus, Chaenorhinum minus, Glyceria notata, Gymnocarpium robertianum, Hippuris vulgaris, Leontodon saxatilis, Mercurialis annua, Ononis spinosa and Papaver dubium.
|Ononis spinosa (Spiny Restharrow)|
Park safely in Shawell village and meet at the White Swan pub on Main Street at SP543802. Please ensure that you park so as not obstruct the entrances to fields etc. You can stay for all of the meeting or leave whenever you want. As there is a lot of ground to cover, we will go at a slightly faster pace and won't spend much time checking identifications as we go: instead we will take material to key out later.
Bring sunscreen, insect repellant, hats etc. to suit the weather. If you would like more details or to arrange car-sharing, please email or phone me: contact details are in the group field meetings document on the menu bar.