Braunton Burrows (Botany Section)
Sun. 7 August 2022 at 11:00 am
Braunton Burrows have been famed for their exceptional flora for over three hundred years, and the site well-known amongst Devon botanists. This trip will focus on conservation works since 2014 undertaken by Plantlife in partnership with the Christie Estate, most recently as part of the wider Dynamic Dunescapes programme.
Working up from the southernmost part of the site, the excursion will visit dune slacks that were mechanically turf stripped in 2014 and now boasting a rich flora, before viewing the larger, newly created ‘scrapes’ in this southern third of the site. Many local and rare plants have responded dramatically, including Matthiola sinuata, Scirpoides holoschoenus, Teucrium scordium, Viola canina and V. tricolor ssp. curtisii.
Meet at the Broadsands car-park at SS468328 (accessed by a toll road – toll c. £2.00).
Non-members are welcome. The walk will cover roughly 5 km of uneven ground with little shade – bring stout footwear, waterproof clothing and a packed lunch/refreshments as well as sufficient water, sun-block, insect repellent or other essentials required for a day outdoors.
Please contact the leader (Organiser, below – preferably by email, mobile nearer the date) if you wish to attend: meeting details can sometimes change at short notice and if the weather forecast looks poor the meeting may have to be cancelled. You should also check with the leader if you wish to bring your dog.
Please note: Neither the Association nor its officers can be held responsible for personal injury to any person or for damage to any property