DWT Botany Group Meeting

Emily Routledge

April 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Steve Gater
0191 584 3112
DWT Botany Group Meeting @ Hedleyhope Fell Nature Reserve | England | United Kingdom

Visit to Hedleyhope Fell to survey heather plots

Our first visit this year to the fell to survey its flora will start at 1000 at the reserve visitor carpark – the main carpark on the B6301 (see link to reserve webpage with location by clicking here).
Please drive directly to the site to arrive for 1000.

I am most grateful to Ann and Lesley who will lead the day. As before, there are three tasks;
• a re-survey of heather beetle plots completed in 2016
• surveying for a stags-horn clubmoss
• carry out some heather transects
Of course, there will be other species to find on the day, and, we should be looking to identify some of the grasses – all before flowering, so that will be uninteresting challenge! We might even spot an adder.

The day is likely to run until 1500, so be prepared with suitable clothing ( it can be very cold on this exposed fell) and sturdy footwear. No cafe, so bring your own lunch and refreshments.