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Regrettably I have not been able to put together an advance programme of meetings this winter, but as before, meetings will be arranged 2-3 weeks in advance and details sent to members of the group via e-mail. Due to the unpredictability of the weather, some meetings may be cancelled at short notice by e-mail. Please contact me (John Norton) if you want to come to a meeting or be added to the group mailing list.
All meetings start at 10.30 a.m. unless otherwise stated and most take place on Sundays. Wellington boots (as well as rainproofs, food, drink, etc.) are advisable for most meetings but stout walking boots may be preferable for those on dry or hilly ground.
Our first meeting will be held (as usual) in the New Forest, jointly with the Wessex Bryology Group. Other meetings will be added below as and when they get arranged.
Sunday 29th October. Wilverley Walk, New Forest, Hampshire. Leader: Sharon Pilkington. Wilverley Walk lies in a hydrologically interesting part of the New Forest and includes basic and acid flushes, heath, mire, wet woodland and the Avon Water stream. We should see a wide range of Sphagnums, as well as some of the Forest’s other bryological specialities such as Dicranum spurium and Fossombronia foveolata. Meet and park in the Wootton Bridge car park at SZ250997. Welly boots essential.
Sunday 12th November. A visit to a woodland site, southern Hampshire, to look especially at common woodland pleurocarps, aimed at beginners.