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March 2019

Torridge Bridges and SS Freshspring (IA Section & Bideford Branch)

Tue. 26 March 2019 at 10:30 am
Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
£3 – £5

A talk by Professor Bill Harvey, who is a world expert on masonry arch and tunnel behaviour and the author of a widely-used software package for the analytical assessment of arch bridges and viaducts.…

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April 2019

Blackborough Whetstone Mines (IA Section)

Mon. 8 April 2019 at 10:00 am
£3 – £5

Meet at Blackborough Village Hall (GR ST096088) at 10.00am (on left at top of hill) for a talk about the industry (speaker to be announced). This will be followed by a geology walk, led…

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Fforest Fawr Geopark (Geology Section)

Sat. 13 April 2019 - Sun. 14 April 2019
£20

An excursion to Fforest Fawr Geopark (north of Newport). To be led by Dr Tony Ramsay from Cardiff University. The two-day field excursion will focus on the geology and links between geology, geo-exploitation and…

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Arlington Court (Botany Section)

Sat. 13 April 2019 at 11:00 am

A joint meeting with the Devon Bryophyte Group to look at mosses and liverworts. NON-MEMBERS WELCOME. Bring packed lunch and appropriate footwear. Please contact the leader if you wish to attend – meeting details…

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May 2019

Visit to Heathcoat Fabrics (IA Section)

Thu. 9 May 2019 at 2:00 pm

A visit to Heathcoat Fabrics Limited, Tiverton, Devon EX16 5LL The number is limited so booking will be required.

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Leats and Landscape (Geology and IA Sections)

Sat. 11 May 2019

Exploring the leats and the landscape around Shilhay and Exe Island, Exeter. With Martin Watts and Jenny Bennett. We aim to meet at the Mill on the Exe for a short talk about the…

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Visit to Halsdon Wood (Entomology Section)

Sat. 11 May 2019 at 10:00 am

Halsdon Wood is a Devon Wildlife Trust Site. Meet at Ashwell carpark at the north end of the reserve SS554130. Bring packed lunch. This is a joint meeting with the Devon Fly group and…

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The Elephant’s Graveyard (Botany Section)

Sun. 12 May 2019 at 10:00 am

A field trip to "The Elephant's Graveyard", Axmouth – Lyme Regis Undercliffs NNR. With David Allen and Donald Campbell in search of Purple Gromwell (Lithospermum purpureocaeruleum) and a count of Nottingham Catchfly (Silene nutans)…

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Dawlish Warren Day (Exeter & S Devon Branches)

Tue. 14 May 2019 at 10:00 am
Langstone Cliff Hotel, Mount Pleasant Road
Dawlish Warren, Devon EX7 0NA
£10

A joint Exeter Branch and South Devon Branch arrangement Dawlish Warren Day will be a celebration of the magnificent, multi-designated and intensively studied sand spit at the mouth of the Exe Estuary. The morning…

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Visit to Green Haven (Entomology Section)

Sat. 18 May 2019 at 10:30 am

A visit to Green Haven, Ilsington. This is a small private nature reserve belonging to our member Helen Heathman who has kindly opened it up to us. Park on the side of the road…

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Holne Chase (Botany Section)

Sat. 18 May 2019 at 11:00 am

Details to be confirmed. 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…

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June 2019

Wheatland Farm (Botany & Entomology Sections)

Sun. 9 June 2019 at 11:00 am

 As well as providing holiday accommodation, the 21-acre Wheatland Farm at Winkleigh is managed for wildlife, and includes the 7-acre Popehouse Moor SSSI. The Botany Section last visited in 2009, so it will be…

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