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May 2024

Field trip to Undercliff and Goat Island (Geology Section)

Wed. 1 May 2024 at 1:30 pm
£5 – £7

Richard Edmonds will lead a field trip to Undercliff and Goat Island near Lyme Regis. We will meet near the river in Axmouth at 1.30pm (time subject to confirmation) Richard Edmonds says: The trip…

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Field trip to Deer Park Farm, Trusham (Botany Section)

Sun. 12 May 2024 at 11:00 am

A farm with ancient woodland and old grassland, by kind permission of Audrey Compton. 'This is a farm where wildlife comes first!' Spring flowers, including abundant Green-winged Orchids (Orchis morio). There is some steep…

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Field trip to Belstone Cleave (Botany Section)

Sun. 19 May 2024 at 11:00 am

Meet in Belstone village car park (SX62139380). A walk to see the impressive Large-flowered Butterwort (Pinguicula grandiflora) and the plant communities and habitats of the area. Botany Section meetings are from 11.00 a.m. to…

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Field trip to Billacombe Green (Botany Section)

Sat. 25 May 2024 at 10:30 am

Billacombe Green is a species-rich neutral grassland in Plymstock, designated an SSSI because of the presence of Field Eryngo (Eryngium campestre). Many other nice species grow there such as Common Gromwell (Lithospermum officinale) and…

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June 2024

Field trip to The Maer, Exmouth (Botany Section)

Sat. 8 June 2024 at 10:00 am

Details of this event have changed from those previously announced. This will be a joint meeting with the Exmouth Wildlife Group. EWG have made additional arrangements for the day, including an introductory talk, plant…

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Dartmoor walk to see Reverend Bray’s rock inscriptions (Plymouth Branch)

Fri. 14 June 2024 at 1:30 pm

A joint Devonshire Association / Royal Geographical Society half-day field visit to inspect the Reverend Bray's bardic rock inscriptions in the Cowsic valley near Two Bridges. This off-the-beaten-track, Dartmoor walk will be led by…

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Field trip to Lincombe and Dunscombe, Salcombe Regis (Botany Section)

Sat. 15 June 2024 at 11:00 am

Meet at the car park of the Donkey Sanctuary signposted from the A3052 two miles east of Sidmouth at SY 15895 89177. Should you arrive early, entry to the Sanctuary is free and the…

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Field trip to Plymouth Hoe (Botany Section)

Sun. 23 June 2024 at 10:30 am

A walk along Plymouth Hoe looking at some of the interesting species that grow there, including Plymouth Thistle (Carduus pycnocephalus), Sea Spleenwort (Asplenium marinum) and Wild Clary (Salvia verbenaca). We may pay a brief…

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Field Trip to Bolberry Down and Hope Cove (Geology Section)

Tue. 25 June 2024
£5 – £7

To be led by Dr Richard Porter, Geology Section Chairman. This beautiful part of the South Hams can boast some stunning coastal scenery and an idyllic old fishing village. The origin of the scenery…

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July 2024

Field trip to Tidcombe Fen SSSI (Botany Section)

Sun. 7 July 2024 at 11:00 am

A visit to Tidcombe Fen SSSI at Tiverton to update records for the site for their management group. Botany Section meetings are from 11.00 a.m. to approximately 4.00 p.m., unless otherwise stated. Bring packed…

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Visit to Meldon Quarry, Okehampton (IA Section)

Mon. 22 July 2024 at 10:30 am
£3 – £5

A visit to Meldon Quarry, Okehampton to be led by Peter Daniel. This expedition will visit sites illustrating the history of quarrying, railway building, lime burning and a glass works in the Meldon area.…

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Visit to the Peter Tavy Mine Workings (Tavistock Branch)

Thu. 25 July 2024 at 2:00 pm

Chris Wordingham, who has extensive knowledge of the history of Peter Tavy and its mining heritage, will lead a short walk down to the old disused mine working along the River Tavy starting at…

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