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June 2019

Field trip to Mid-Cornwall (IA Section)

Sat. 15 June 2019 - Sun. 16 June 2019
£3 – £10

IASDA / SCIAS Field Trip Visit to Mid-Cornwall, part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site. Saturday 15th June Luxulyan Valley 9.00 am Assemble at the Carclaze Inn. PL25 4EJ…

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Soar Mill Cove and Bolt Tail (Botany Section)

Sun. 16 June 2019 at 10:30 am

A joint meeting with BSBI. Meet at 10.30 am at the National Trust car park at Bolberry Down, SX6887 3855 southwest of Malborough on the A381 between Kingsbridge and Salcombe. We will explore the…

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Moth trapping in the Dart Valley (Entomology Section)

Fri. 21 June 2019 at 9:00 pm

Leader: Barry Henwood (01626 364080). Dart Valley Devon Wildlife Trust Reserve. Meet at Newbridge car park SX711708, nearest post code TQ13 7NT. There will be a walk before it gets dark then moth trapping…

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Dawlish Warren (Botany Section)

Sat. 29 June 2019 at 11:00 am

It’s been some time since the Section last visited this wonderful site. There are regular buses as well as the train to Dawlish Warren station. Meet at the far end of the carpark under…

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Braunton Burrows (Botany Section)

Sun. 30 June 2019 at 11:00 am

A circular walk across the dunes to the beach where we hope to see many of the Burrows special plants and if time permits when we return, we can have a look at the…

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July 2019

Whiteleigh Meadow (Botany Section)

Sun. 7 July 2019 at 11:00 am

Whiteleigh Meadow is near Cookworthy Forest. Meet at the car park in Cookworthy Forest at SS 417 016. The turning is off the A3079 between Brandis Corner and Halwill Junction. The site is culm…

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Visit to Bystock Ponds (Entomology Section)

Sat. 13 July 2019

A visit to Bystock Ponds Devon Wildlife Trust Reserve. This reserve has only been owned by the DWT since 2016 and is part of the East Devon Pebble Bed Heaths. Perhaps better known for…

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Culm Grassland (Botany Section)

Sat. 13 July 2019 at 11:00 am

A field trip to a culm grassland site near Witheridge. Meet at Dart Raffe Farm, Witheridge (SS796154) where parking will be available. NON-MEMBERS WELCOME. Bring packed lunch and appropriate footwear. Please contact the leader…

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Industrial Archaeology of the lower Plym Valley (IA Section)

Thu. 18 July 2019 at 11:00 am

A walk guided by the author on the topic, Ernie Hoblyn, who will lead a trip up part of the Lee Moor Tramway and up the incline. We will look at an old ochre pit…

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August 2019

Visit to Prewley Moor (Entomology Section)

Sun. 4 August 2019 at 10:00 am

A visit to Prewley Moor, near Okehampton. Leader Dave Smallshire. This is a joint meeting with the British Dragonfly Society (Devon Group) to look for Southern Damselfly, Golden-ringed Dragonfly and Keeled Skimmer at an…

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Visit to Gara Rock (Geology Section)

Sat. 31 August 2019 at 10:30 am

A field trip to the vicinity of Gara Rock in the South Hams. To be led by Chris Adams (Kingsbridge U3A) and John Mather (Emeritus Prof, Royal Holloway). Meet at the honesty box car…

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September 2019

The Etches Collection and the Jurassic Coast (Geology Section)

Fri. 13 September 2019 - Sun. 15 September 2019
£40

An exciting opportunity to visit the world-famous Jurassic Coast with Prof Malcolm Hart as our expert leader. On Saturday morning we plan to visit the Kimmeridge foreshore. We will have lunch and then visit…

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