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:

June 24th: Vascular plant meeting, Clwydian Hills

Meet 10am at the car park at SJ138668 to explore acid grassland and moorland around Penycloddiau in tetrads SJ16I and SJ16N.

July 1st: Deptford pink count at Coed y Felin

Meet at 10am in the east car park of Coed y Felin North Wales Wildlife Trust nature reserve (SJ195677) to join me and Mike the site warden in counting the population of Deptford pink, a special plant at this site.  After the count, we’ll enjoy the rest of the site which boasts limestone grassland and semi-natural ancient woodland.  Results will be shared with the Species Recovery Trust who are working to conserve this species at a national level.

July 30th: Vascular plant meeting, Rhuddlan

Meet 10am in the car park at KFC just outside Rhuddlan (SJ019777) to explore the flora of tetrad SJ07D.  This is a mostly rural tetrad with plenty of farmland plus the urban area outside Rhuddlan.

August 5th: Field gentian count, Eryrys

This is a joint Flintshire/Denbighshire outing and is just over the border in Denbighshire.  Meet at 9am at the Sun Inn, Eryrys (SJSJ20375786) to explore grassland to the west of Eryrys village and count the population of field gentian.  Results will be shared with the Species Recovery Trust who are working to conserve this species at a national level.  N.B. Parking in Eryrys village is very limited and we do not have permission to park in the pub car park.  I am planning on parking in Mold and getting the bus to Eryrys (hence the unusually early start).  Please lift share or use public transport if you can.

August 12th: Vascular plant meeting, Penyffordd

Meet at 10am at the Millstone pub, Hawarden Road, Penyffordd (SJ302617) to explore SJ36A, a varied tetrad with urban, farmland and riparian habitats.

September 10th: Vascular plant meeting, New Brighton

Meet at 10am at the Beaufort Park Hotel (SJSJ254655) to explore the flora of tetrad SJ26M, which includes urban and farmland habitats.

October 14th: Bryophyte meeting, Buckley

We will explore the bryophytes of farmland and urban fringe on the south-east edge of Buckley.  Meet at Buckley train station at 10am.

November 12th: Bryophyte meeting, Lloc/Gorsedd area

Meet at 10am at The Rock pub at Lloc (SJ144766) to explore the bryophytes of farmland and woodland around Lloc and Gorsedd villages.

December 9th: Bryophyte meeting, Prestatyn

Urban bryophytes, dunes and meadow.  Meet at 10.30am at Prestatyn train station to explore the town and environs.

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

Click here to read about previous meetings in Flintshire.