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East Dartmoor ferns (Botany Section)
Sat. 8 September 2018 at 9:30 am
NOTE EARLIER START TIME: 9.30 for 10am start.
A whistle-stop tour of east Dartmoor looking for Lanceolate Spleenwort (Asplenium obovatum), Narrow Buckler Fern (Dryopteris carthusiana) and its hybrid D. x deweveri, Fir Clubmoss (Huperzia selago), Stag’s-horn Clubmoss (Lycopodium clavatum) and Beech Fern (Phegopteris connectilis), as well as other commoner ferns. A trip to see Parsley Fern (Cryptogramma crispa) at Whiteworks near Princetown is also planned.
Meet in car park northwest of Halsanger Cross by cattle grid at SX7518.7327. The itinerary has to be flexible and may be limited by bad weather. We plan to finish by 4pm.
Leaders Roger Smith and Ian Bennallick.
A joint meeting with Botanical Cornwall and the British Pteridological Society.
NON-MEMBERS WELCOME. Bring packed lunch and appropriate footwear. Please contact the leader 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.
A short illustrated report of the event has been posted on our Facebook page, here.