It is usually a good plan to start our season of meetings with a woodland search. So, by kind permission of Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust, we will visit Burrow Wood and other parts of the Charley Woods on Sunday, 15th April from 2 p.m. until approximately 5 p.m. We will park and meet in the Cat Hill Barn yard which is part of Rock Farm, LE12 9YB (by kind permission of Mr. Robert Moss). This is on the right at the end of a narrow lane which runs south from Charley Road at SK48361560 (2nd turning off Charley Road west of M1 bridge).
The meeting is suitable for beginners and more experienced botanists, and will be a fairly leisurely afternoon with plenty of time to discuss what we find.
Access is on public footpaths, but there will be some rougher exploring. Our planned route will be over a distance of perhaps a mile and will involve quite steep climbs and descents. As we have had a great deal of rain and quite a cold start to the season, it is likely to be muddy and slippery, but hopefully the worst of the cold and damp will be over.
Please note that there are no refreshment outlets or toilets available during this meeting.
If you would like more details or a lift, please phone Russell on 07594 302127 or Geoffrey on 07745 487766.
Geoffrey and Russell