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Field Meetings

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.

>> the field meeting programme for 2014 is now finished


Northamptonshire Flora Group

The Northamptonshire Flora Group was first formed to facilitate the publication of a new vice-county flora, which was published in 1995.  Since then a small group of botanists have worked together to record for the Millenium Atlas, the local change project and a much expanded and completely updated flora which was published last year.  We are currently recording for the New Atlas with the intention of covering the whole of the vice-county between 2011 and 2020.  You are welcome to join us on any of our outings (detailed below), please contact Rob Wilson to find out more details.

In addition to the Northamptonshire Flora Group, which covers the whole of the vice-county, there is also the the East Northants and Soke of Peterborough Group which covers the north-east of the vice-county.  Meanwhile if anyone requires further information, or wishes to be added to the poll for outings, please contact Alyson Freeman at alysonfreeman0@gmail.com.

 

 

County Recorder

Rob Wilson, 23 Cecil Street, Rothwell, NN14 6EZ


Resources

>> Checklist of the Flora of v.c. 32, listing all species recorded, historically and currently.

>> Wild Thyme 2014


Rare Plant Register

A new Rare Plant Register has just been completed and is available here. This new publication now includes dot maps that cover all the known records for each species, showing in some cases the extreme contaction of the range within the vice-county over the past 150 years.

The file is huge: a pdf of 50MB, so the best way to get it from a Dropbox folder. Please email us for an invitation to join the DB folder.


Checklist

An updated checklist including all known native species plus archaeophytes, neophytes, casuals, garden escapes and throw-outs is now available here.

>> Download the checklist

 

Pulsatilla vulgaris

 

Odontites jaubertianus

 

Pictures

Pasqueflower: Barnack Hills and Holes, near Stamford, is the site of a mediaeval limestone quarry where species-rich grassland has developed over the old diggings.  One of its glories is the display of pasqueflowers Pulsatilla vulgaris in the spring.

Odontites jaubertianus: first recorded in the vice-county in 2005, a few dozen plants of French Bartsia grow on thin soil over former hard-standings at the former World War Two airfield at Spanhoe.