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April 2018

Eldad Reimagined (IA Section)

22 April 2018 at 10:45 am - 12:30 pm

Meet at 10:45 at the entrance to Plymouth Railway Station, for an 11:00 - 12:30 walk and talk on Brunel’s plans for a grand railway terminus. The leader will be Alan Barclay. In 1843…

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May 2018

Field Trip Branscombe & Beer (Geology Section)

12 May 2018

Day field trip led by Professor Malcolm Hart to Branscombe (am), and John Scott to Beer caves (pm). Please book by 2nd May.

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Visit to Sampford Courtenay (History Section)

15 May 2018 at 10:30 am
£8 - £14

A visit to Sampford Courtenay and Solland Farm. Sampford Courtenay is most famous historically as a centre for the Prayer Book Rebellion of 1549 and where the rebels made their final stand. The three-page…

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Haytor Quarries and Granite Railway (IA Section)

17 May 2018 at 10:30 am
£3 - £5

Note that this event was previously advertised as being on 17 April. We apologise for the error. A 2½ hour walk to be led by Peter Stanier. Meet at the car park below Haytor…

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West Devon Commons (Botany Section)

26 May 2018 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

A meeting to look for Viola canina, V. lactea and perhaps Carex montana and Platanthera bifolia. Meet at the north end of Plaster Down, SX5146.7295. NON-MEMBERS WELCOME. Bring packed lunch and appropriate footwear. Please…

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Stover Country Park (Entomology Section)

27 May 2018 at 10:00 am
Stover Country Park, SX833751
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 6QG

This is one of the prime Dragonfly sites in Devon and the focus will be on local specialities: Hairy Dragonfly and Downy Emerald. Optional visit to private ponds nearby after lunch to look for…

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June 2018

Moth trapping at Warleigh Point (Entomology Section)

1 June 2018 at 9:00 pm
Warleigh Point, SX450608
Tamerton Foliot, Plymouth, Devon PL5 2SL

Meet at the venue at 9:00pm and see what is attracted to the traps. If the weather looks unsettled please contact the leader by 6:30pm to check the event is still happening. Leader: Barry…

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Mary Tavy Hydroelectric Power Station (IA Section)

6 June 2018
£3 - £5

A visit to the Mary Tavy Hydroelectric Power Station which is owned and operated by South West Water, where they produce power from water flowing off the western side of Dartmoor. The station, built…

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Dunsden Nature Reserve (Bideford Branch)

8 June 2018 at 2:00 pm
Free - £2

Summer Visit: “Dunsden Nature Reserve Culm Grassland, wild flowers and butterflies”. Steve Threlkeld, Reserves Officer of the Devon Wildlife Trust will be leading a Walk at Dunsdon National Nature Reserve OS SS 302 080)…

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Visit to Sourton Quarry (Tavistock Branch)

8 June 2018 at 2:00 pm
Sourton Quarry, Near Okehampton
SX 523 892, Devon EX20 0QB

Sourton Quarry produced high grade limestone in the 19th century, but closed due to flooding in 1906. There were various owners until ECC finished quarrying aggregate in 1960. The lease was then sold to…

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The Elephant’s Graveyard (Botany Section)

9 June 2018 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

"The Elephant's Graveyard", Axmouth-Lyme Regis Undercliffs NNR. NOTE EARLIER START TIME. With David Allen & Donald Campbell in search of Purple Gromwell (Lithospermum purpureocaeruleum) and a count of Nottingham Catchfly (Silene nutans) in this…

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Locks Park Farm (Botany & Entom. Sections)

17 June 2018 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Meet at Locks Park Farm, Hatherleigh, EX20 3LZ (SS518023) at 10.00. Bring lunch. Finish around 4.00pm. This is a joint meeting between the Botany and Entomology Sections. We will be able to enjoy flowering…

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