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September 2023

Field trip to Seven Brethren, Barnstaple (Botany Section)

Sat. 2 September 2023 at 10:30 am

Meet in the Seven Brethren car-park at SS 5591 3259 (parking charge £1.70 for the day, at the time of writing). An area of industrial estate and ongoing development, fringed by neglected ground and…

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Field trip to West Yelland (Botany Section)

Sat. 23 September 2023 at 4:00 pm

A brisk, level, 1.5 km walk out to a tiny patch of rich salt-marsh, which is the only place where all five confirmed local species of Glasswort have reliably been found in previous years.…

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December 2023

New Year Plant Hunt 1 (Botany Section)

Sun. 31 December 2023 at 10:00 am

New Year Plant Hunt at Mount Batten, Plymouth. The Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland hold a New Year Plant Hunt every year in the last few days of December and the first few…

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January 2024

New Year Plant Hunt 2 (Botany Section)

Tue. 2 January 2024 at 10:30 am

New Year Plant Hunt at Lympstone. The Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland hold a New Year Plant Hunt every year in the last few days of December and the first few of January.…

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February 2024

Annual Members’ Day 2024 (Botany Section)

Sat. 24 February 2024 at 11:00 am
Whiddon Down Village Hall, SX691925 EX20 2QT

The Section’s Annual Members’ Day will take place in Whiddon Down Village Hall. Whiddon Down is just off the A30, 7 miles east of Okehampton. The hall will be open from 10:30, and the…

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May 2024

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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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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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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