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 2019
All meetings are on Sundays and 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 30th, 2018: New Year Plant Hunt
Meet at the General Elliott pub in Croft at 10am to explore the village and see how many plants in flower we can find. Pub lunch at 1pm, please let me know if you will be joining us for lunch so I can book for the right number of people 🙂
January 20th: bryophyte meeting
Meet 10am at Cedar House, Chester Zoo to explore the bryophytes of the zoo! A huge site, so we’ll have Andy Jennings-Giles with us to help focus our attention on the mossiest places.
February 3rd: bryophyte meeting
Norton Priory. Meet 11am at the car park so that we may enter as a group. Note the start time is eleven o’clock, not ten !
March 10th: bryophyte meeting
Chat Moss area TBC
April 28th: vascular plants meeting
May 19th: vascular plants meeting
June 16th: vascular plants meeting
July 21st: vascular plants meeting
May move to 7th July if needed.
August 18th: vascular plants meeting
September 22nd: vascular plants meeting
May move to 29th Sept if needed.
October 20th: bryophyte meeting
November 17th: bryophyte meeting
December 8th: bryophyte meeting
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.