Friday 26 August 2022

Invitation from The Wild Flower Society

Hello botany friends,

In addition to the Shropshire Botanical Societies field meetings we have been invited to join The Wild Flower Society Members’ Weekend Field Meetings 3rd – 5th September 2022.  

The group will be based at FSC Preston Montford and will go on field trips from there. The weekend field trips include the grounds of Preston Montford, the Old River Bed at Shrewsbury, the Montgomery Canal to look at the water and emergent plants or Llanymynech Quarry.

On Monday, there will be a visit to the Ironbridge Gorge, Telford. There will be a walk led by Martin Godfrey, to look at the ferns of Benthall Edge Wood, which has good paths although these are steep in places. For those who prefer more level terrain, there will be the option of a flatter walk in the woods where there is an opportunity to see Large-leaved Lime trees, Tilia platyphyllos.

Anyone interested in joining in can contact Sheila Wynn (WFS General Secretary)

Large-leaved Lime, Tilia platyphyllos, at Benthall Edge

Wednesday 3 August 2022

Long Mynd - last field meeting for 2022


Hello botany friends,

Now that the weather has cooled down a little we are all able to get out and see what hasn't been burnt to a crisp!

Mags Cousins - our Co-Vice County Recorder is leading a trip to have a look at the species-rich flushes on Novers Hill. Mags has already had a peek and is hoping that although the flushes have dried up, the exposed mud might throw up something interesting such as Littorella uniflora.

Meet at the National Trust car park at 10:30am on Sunday 7th August in Batch Valley, All Stretton (you’ll need change for ticket machine).

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Mags is hoping to look at the flushes on Novers Hill in the morning, the footpath climbs but it is not far. Then moving to Wild Moor Pool by lunchtime to have a look at the wetlands there. Contact: Mags Cousins, 07873 532681,

Hope to see you there