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