Inspired by the example of North Wales Plant Group, I decided to start a group for field botanists in my local area. Warrington Plant Group is for you if you are interested in wild plants and wild places. We are a small friendly group of people who go out and record wildflowers in the summer and mosses and liverworts in the winter. The aim is to get outdoors, have fun, learn about plant ID and generate records to contribute to scientific study at our monthly meetings. Whether you are an expert botanist or just beginning, you will be very welcome. All meetings are in and around Warrington, Cheshire.
To join us on future meetings, read on!
Warrington Plant Group meetings programme
All meetings start at 10am unless otherwise advised. Please contact me for further information and joining instructions.
Bring your lunch, your hand lens, your favourite ID book and wrap up warm. Walking boots recommended, or wellies if you prefer, as the sites can be muddy. If we are enjoying ourselves we will stay out til 4pm, but if the weather is unkind we may finish earlier. You are welcome to just come for the morning if you like.
December 10th: bryophyte meeting, Daresbury
Meet at 10am at the Ring O’Bells pub (SJ579828) to explore Daresbury Firs and the Bridgewater canal in search of Tortula freibergii, a special moss which loves canal edges!
January 2nd: New Year Plant Hunt, Burtonwood
In association with the BSBI, Warrington Plant Group presents our annual plant hunt. How many species can we find in flower at New Year? We’ll see what we discover around Burtonwood then repair to the pub for a well earned lunch. Meet at 10am at the Fiddle i th Bag pub. Bring yourself, your favourite wild flower book and your beer tokens. All welcome ☺️
January 20th: Microscope day
A day to identify all those pesky moss and liverwort specimens with the help of your friends! Bring your specimens, your favourite ID book(s) and your microscope if you have one. 10am – 4pm, Chester Zoo.
Please suggest a site if you think it would be interesting for flowering plants and/or bryophytes.
There is a Facebook group for Warrington Plant Group, so feel free to join us there too.