If you are coming to any of the meetings could you please let Rob Wilson know prior to the meeting so that if there are any changes to the venue or meeting point, I can make sure everyone is aware and has arrived before we move off.
Preston Capes area. Sunday 20 April 2014
Meet at Everdon Stubbs Car Park, off the side road through the wood, SP603566, at 11.00
Everdon Stubbs is a Woodland Trust reserve renowned for its display of Blubells, daffodils and Moschatel. Should time permit we will visit other places of interest in the area. A leaflet about Everdon Stubbs may be viewed on the Woodland Trust web site.
Leader Brian Laney Bring a packed lunch.
Swaddywell Pit Nature Reserve. Sunday 15 June 2014
Meet at Swaddywell Pit Car Park off the Ufford to Marholm Road at TF115031 at 11.00
Swaddywell pit is a former quarry, now a nature reserve maintained by the Langdyke Countryside Trust. This was the area of John Clare’s Swordy Well and described by Charles Rothschild as one of the country’s most important nature conservation sites, it was leased to the National Trust from 1915-1924, but was sold and quarrying resumed in 1924, after the death of Charles Rothschild the previous year. After many vicissitudes it has been restored as a nature reserve with a wide variety of plant species including the only site in the county for Saw-sedge. A leaflet about Swaddywell Pit can be downloaded from the Langdale Trust website.
Leader: Brian Laney Bring a packed lunch.
Salcey Forest, Sunday 13 July 2014
Meet in the Salcey Forest Car park SP794517 at 11.00
NOTE THIS IS THE MAIN CAR PARK IN THE WOOD NOT BESIDE THE ROAD AND THAT THIS IS A PAY AND DISPLAY CAR PARK. At the time of writing the cost is £3.00 per day
Salcey Forest is an area of ancient woodland with ancient trees and a diverse flora where the Forestry Commission is removing planted conifers to the benefit of the native wildlife. Biodiversity at ground level is being encouraged by the thinning of the broad-leaved trees. There is also an easy access tree top way which gives access to the tree canopy. Information about Salcey Forest can be found on the Forestry Commission website.
Leader Rob Wilson Bring a packed lunch
Swan Valley, Northampton, Sunday 10 August 2014
Provisional meeting place Cob Drive, Swan Valley, Northampton NN4 9BB, SP702583 at 11.00
These are fairly new roads so may not be on some maps, please ring Rob Wilson for further information. The postcode is for the Morrisons warehouse entrance at the far end of Cob Drive.
This is a new industrial estate so it is important to check meeting arrangements just before the meeting as development at this site is ongoing. This area also gives access to lakes, the Grand Union Canal and River Nene tributaries, so a chance to record a wide variety of habitats which could produce some unexpected finds.
Leader Rob Wilson Bring a packed lunch.
For more information please contact Rob Wilson (01536 711144) firstname.lastname@example.org