We have not been able to get access to either of the two sites we planned to visit this time, but we will try again for 2017. Instead, we have decided to record in an urban monad with a few records that hasn't been visited much since 2000. For the last visit for our vascular plant recording trips in 2016, we will be recording in SK5609, part of Castle Hill Country Park, which is open access and is owned and managed by Leicester City Council. The site contains a stream, a large pond, a Sustainable Urban Drainage System, some plantation woodland, hedgerows, grassland and motorway verges. For a wealth of information about the site and a map, see this webpage. So, let's see what we can find at the end of the summer. It even has benches, so we'll have somewhere to sit for lunch. What a luxury!
Meet in Anstey Lane at SK561098 at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday 27 August, where there is parking for cars on either side of the road. We will finish around 3:30 p.m.
The meeting is suitable for both beginners and experienced botanists, and it will be a fairly leisurely day with plenty of time to 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.