At this meeting, we will be recording in a BSBI-requested monad, SP7388, that includes some of the north of Market Harborough and the south of Great Bowden. About half of it is urban with countryside in between the towns. Urban areas a major habitat in modern Britain and are often species-rich: we recorded 257 taxa at Barwell on the last meeting! The area contains roadside verges, arable fields and pastures, a samll amount of woodland and a large pond. There should be a lot of ruderal 'weeds' to identify in the more urban areas.
Saturday 18 June at 10:30 a.m. at the entrance to Ridgeway Primary Academy on The Ridgeway at SP737882. Please park in the adjacent streets, taking care not to block entrances. We plan to finish around 3:30 p.m. at the latest.
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 0774 548 7766.