Flintshire botany

I also arrange botanical and bryological meetings in Flintshire, North Wales under the auspices of the BSBI and North Wales Plant Group.


The next meetings are:

2020 meetings


Please note the dates below for this year’s BSBI meetings in Flintshire. All meetings aim to improve scientific understanding of the flora of the county as well as improving our plant ID and of course having fun! All meetings start at 10am and we expect to finish around 4pm, unless otherwise specified. Joining instructions are available from Gail Quartly-Bishop.

CANCELLED March 21st – Treuddyn area

River Cegidog south of Treuddyn. Can we re-find toothwort Lathraea squamaria along the R. Cegidog? Last seen here in 1981, but still present along the River Alyn further downstream. The area also has records for native daffodil, moschatel, ramsons, wood anemone, giant bellflower and other woodland delights 😊 If we have time, we can visit Coed Talon to look up old records of Scutellaria galericulata and Isoetes echinospora. Look for more records too.  Meet at 10am at the car park on Queen Street, Treuddyn (SJ251581).

CANCELLED April 25thLeeswood area

In June last year, we visited the tetrad north of Leeswood. Now, we visit Leeswood village and and woodland to the west in search of alternate leaved golden saxifrage and another record of toothwort.  Meet at 10am outside the Methodist chapel, King Street, Leeswood (SJ271598). There is on street parking available in the village – please park considerately.

TBC May 23rdHalkyn Mountain

Halkyn Mountain to look for moonwort, Antennaria dioica, Thlaspi caerulescens, Sagina nodosa, Scutellaria minor, Cirsium acaule etc. Meeting place to be decided.

TBC June 20thto be arranged

Site near Llyn Helyg, subject to agreement of access.

TBC July 11thorchids at Pantymwyn Pastures

Pantymywyn Pastures to study the fragrant orchids and decide which species we have in the county, also to admire the butterfly-orchids if they are still in flower and look for Alchemilla xanthochlora and Campanula trachelium.  The site is also known for its green-winged orchids and there are records of other interesting plants nearby e.g. Bromopsis erecta.  Meeting place to be decided.

TBC August 15th –  Hendre area

Hendre Big Wood to look for Monotropa hypopitys, last seen there in 1996.  Also Bidens cernua.  Meeting place to be decided.

TBC September 19thPrestatyn Hillside

Prestatyn Hillside to look for Sorbus spp, wild juniper, Potentilla tabernaemontani, Serratula tinctoria, Silene nutans.  Meeting place to be decided.

For more info on vascular plant meetings, please visit the BSBI Flintshire page and for bryophyte meetings, join North Wales Plant Group on Facebook, or contact me.

Click here to read about previous meetings in Flintshire.