BSBI bramble weekend, Flintshire (2015)

This is my second bramble weekend – perhaps I’m a glutton for punishment as I don’t feel any more able to identify brambles than I did when I started, but it is always enjoyable to see and appreciate the diversity of brambles and to watch the experts at work.  This time the bramble weekend was in Flintshire and involved racing round the lanes trying to record as many different species as possible !  We did brilliantly with dozens of bramble records collected, including three which we think are new to Wales and many more new 10K records.

Here are some snaps from the weekend:

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Debating about a bramble at Etna Country Park

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All the best brambles are in the most inaccessible places…..

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Bramble habitat near Moel Arthur

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Another new species for Wales 🙂

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Brambling with a view

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We found eight different types of bramble on this corner of an ordinary-looking Flintshire lane

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Another species new for Wales

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Contemplating a successful weekend



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