Meetings Programme 2021

We are pleased to offer a Field Meetings Programme this year in accordance with Govt. lifting of restrictions.  Our own template risk assessment is here.  Please stay in touch here for the latest developments, and through Facebook and Twitter. It is important to contact the organiser beforehand to check whether it is going ahead and for any particular arrangements.  Non members are welcome, there is no charge and no prior experience is necessary.  Wear suitable outdoor clothing, bring a drink and food and a hand lens and ID book if you have one.  

Sat. 1st May. Earl's Hill. Meet at 11:00 am in the car park at SJ409057. This will be the perfect time of year to see the wonderful woodland flowers plus the spring ephemerals in the acid grassland. The walk will have some steep climbs and spectacular views.  

Sat. 29th May. Brook Vessons Farm and Paulith Bank. Meet at 10:00 am in the farm yard at SJ395012. 

Sun. 6th June. Muxton Marsh. Meet at 11:00 am in Woodbine Close. This is a cul-de-sac off Marshbrook Way, Muxton at SJ7146 1351. 

Sun. 27th June. Smiling Tree Farm, Chapel Lawn, Cardoc and Bryncambric. Meet at 11:00 am in the farm yard at SO 3162 7582. You will see meadows, streamside vegetation, and upland acid grassland. For further information about the meeting please contact Mags Cousins, 07873 532681,

Sat. 10th July. Clive Churchyard and Grinshill. Meet at 10:00 am at Clive Church at SJ5146 2408. Please car share where possible as there are only a few parking places alongside Drawwell Street, just north of the Church. The access will be very easy in the churchyard for the first part of the walk and moderate going for the walk up Grinshill. It will be a mix of recording and training. Attending for just an hour or two in the churchyard is fine. For further information about the meeting please contact Andrew Perry,

Sun. 18th July. Secret Hills Discovery Centre. Meet at 10:00 am in the car park at SO434824. This will be a botanical walk and training in identification of common meadow, woodland and wetland species found at the centre, finishing at 1pm but you are welcome to stay longer and enjoy the centre for tea and a cake.  For further information about the meeting please contact Mags Cousins

Sat. 20th Nov. Microscopy for Botanists at Preston Montford. Meet at 10-16.00hrs, Meet at the FSC Centre at Preston Montford, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury SY4 1DX. This is an indoor training/practice event in the use of microscopy for botany. Specimens will be available but do bring your own to use and share. Microscopes and equipment will be provided butagain do bring your own if you would prefer to use it or would like advice on use. I recommend that you bring your own x10 lens and forceps if you have them. We will cover dissection, preparation and examination of flowering plants and ferns (bryophytes if needed) and I am happy to try and cover any particular requests, especially if you let me know in advance. The usual FSC hot drinks will be available but you will need to bring a packed lunch. Donations to help Bot Soc cover the room hire would be welcome. Contact Martin Godfrey

Save the dates:

Sat. 15th Jan.  2022 - talk and winter social

Sat. 9th April 2022 - spring meeting, talk and AGM