This week, we will be surveying Narborough Bog, a Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust reserve, at the request of the Trust, who want to know how the management regime is affecting the plants on the reserve. There are a lot of interesting wetland plants on this site including Meadow Rue (Thalictrum flavum) and a recently discovered population of Small Teasel (Dipsacus pilosus) to whet your appetite. More information about the reserve can be found on the LRWT website.
Meet on Saturday 21 May at 10:30 a.m. in the car park near the sports club at SP545980. To get to the car park, turn sharp left off the B4114 immediately before the motorway, and go down the track towards the club house. We plan to survey the reserve, then continue recording until we've covered the reserve, or as much of it as we can, finishing around 3:30 p.m.
The meeting is suitable for both beginners and experienced botanists, and it should be a fairly leisurely day with plenty of time to show and discuss what we find. You're welcome to stay with us for as long as you wish, and to leave at any time, provided you tell us when you go. Please bring sunscreen, rain gear etc. to suit the weather, and lunch and a drink, if staying all day.
If you would like more details or to arrange car-sharing, please phone me on 07594 302127.