This time, we will be recording in the BSBI-requested monad SP6593 that includes the north-east of Fleckney and the surrounding countryside. This will be a species-rich monad, as it contains an urban area with an industrial estate, roadside verges, arable fields and pastures, hedgerows, plantation woodland, a large pond and the banks of the Grand Union Canal. We will have a look at the aquatic vegetation in the canal and on its banks.
Meet on Saturday 16 July at 10:30 a.m. at the village pond near the library at SP649933. Please park in the adjacent streets, taking care not to block entrances. We plan to finish around 3:30 p.m. or later, if there is a lot to record.
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.