This outing at a woodland near Ruthin had a slight bushcraft vibe, as we had a bonfire half way round made from logs harvested on site… this meant hot drinks were available as we pored over firs and spruces – definitely a good thing.
This woodland is owned by a family consisting of 1 botanist, 1 forester and 1 small future scientist and is managed for firewood and nature conservation. There are numerous different tree species present and we saw a full suite of commonly planted conifers as well as native British trees and shrubs. A helpful reminder of winter tree ID and a great way to start the season.
There are numerous BSBI field meetings every year and 2014 is no different – visit the BSBI website to find out more. I’m learning about dandelions at my next one, come and join in !