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February 2021

AGM 2021 (Botany Section)

Sat. 27 February 2021 at 10:30 am
Online, (see text for details)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing The Section’s Annual General Meeting and Recorder’s Reports. Meeting open from 10:30, with the AGM starting formally at 11:00. Important notes If you would like to join…

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April 2021

An introduction to Mosses and Liverworts (Botany Section)

Mon. 26 April 2021 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk: An introduction to the world of mosses and liverworts by Tim Purches, Secretary of the Botany Section. All are welcome, members or not. Important notes…

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February 2022

Annual Members’ Day (Botany Section)

Sat. 26 February 2022 at 11:00 am
Whiddon Down Village Hall, SX691925

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. A day of talks and other activities celebrating Devon’s…

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May 2022

Hope’s Nose, Torquay (Botany Section)

Sun. 1 May 2022 at 10:30 am

A field trip to look at the special flora of the roadsides above Hope’s Nose, hoping to see Valerianella eriocarpa, Geranium purpureum, Salvia verbenaca etc. Meet on Ilsham Marine Drive at SX94456358. Note that…

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Woodland Flora at Weare Giffard (Botany Section)

Sun. 8 May 2022 at 2:00 pm

A walk to look at a typical woodland flora with lots of Bastard Balm (Melittis melissophyllum). Bastard Balm. Photo: Bernd Haynold Meet at 2 pm at SS47308.22153 / EX39 4QS where there is plenty…

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Dartington’s ancient woodland – part 2 (Botany Section)

Sat. 21 May 2022 at 10:00 am
Cider Press Centre Dartington, Devon

This is a rather belated follow up to a very successful DA field meeting in 2017! Last time we explored North Wood and Chacegrove Wood, in the mediaeval deerpark of the north and northeast…

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June 2022

Bolberry Down (Botany Section)

Fri. 3 June 2022 at 10:30 am

Meet at National Trust Bolberry Down car park (SX6888.3854). We hope to see Cytisus scoparius ssp. maritimus Prostrate Broom in its newly discovered South Devon site. Asplenium obovatum Lanceolate Spleenwort, Trifolium incarnatum ssp. molinerii…

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Field trip to South Combe Farm (Botany Section)

Sat. 11 June 2022 at 11:00 am

South Combe Farm, Salcombe Regis, is a National Trust tenanted farm held by the Westgate family who have begun working with local environmental and nature organisations to improve and restore the habitats to increase…

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Pebble Bed Heaths (Botany Section)

Sat. 18 June 2022 at 11:00 am

A visit to look at species typical of both dry heathland and wet mire, with an accent on carnivory. We shall hunt again for Heath Fragrant Orchid and Early Marsh Orchid in mire with…

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July 2022

Dartington’s ancient woodland – part 2 rerun (Botany Section)

Sat. 9 July 2022 at 10:00 am
Cider Press Centre Dartington, Devon

Richard Lewis hopes to repeat the May event for those unable to attend, or who’d like to revisit the location in high summer. Contact the Organiser if you’d like to come along.

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Thorne and Veilstone Moor (Botany Section)

Sun. 24 July 2022 at 11:00 am

A visit to Thorne and Veilstone Moor, a Culm grassland site with plentiful Carum verticillatum. Note that this event has been postponed for one week from the original date of 17 July due to…

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August 2022

Braunton Burrows (Botany Section)

Sun. 7 August 2022 at 11:00 am

Braunton Burrows have been famed for their exceptional flora for over three hundred years, and the site well-known amongst Devon botanists. This trip will focus on conservation works since 2014 undertaken by Plantlife in…

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