Monday, 24 February 2020

Next Bryophyte Metting

Launde Park Wood Nature Reserve
Saturday, 29 February 2020

This reserve is an ancient woodland of which two-thirds have been clear-felled and planted in the past, especially with conifers, but much of the original vegetation still remains. Since taking over the management of the woodland, the Wildlife Trust has taken out most of the conifers and is restoring the ancient woodland. The last thorough survey of the woodland was carried out in 2000, and it would be good to get an update of the bryophyte flora as part of the attempt to record all reserves of the Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust. The ultimate challenge is to refind Rhytidiadelphus loreus which was last recorded at the beginning of the last century.

Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the entrance to the woodland (SK800033) at the end of the track off the road between Loddington and Launde Abbey. Cars should be parked on the road at the start of the track (but not on the track) at SK795035.

Please contact Uta Hamzaoui by email (uta.hamzaoui@yahoo.de) or phone (07852 682 790) if would like to take part and to organise car sharing.