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Field Meetings 2016 now advertised

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in Field Meeting, Site News, Slider | Comments Off on Field Meetings 2016 now advertised

Field Meetings 2016 now advertised

The programme of field meetings have been added to the website. To download pdf of the events see below. Photo – BCG group at Davidstow Woods, Jen Bousfield. Download Sample of Book (PDF, 483KB).

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BSBI New Year Plant Hunt 2016 – Newquay 3rd January

Posted by on Feb 3, 2016 in Field Meeting, Uncategorized | Comments Off on BSBI New Year Plant Hunt 2016 – Newquay 3rd January

BSBI New Year Plant Hunt 2016 – Newquay 3rd January

The BSBI organised a New Year Plant hunt over the New Year 2016 (http://bsbipublicity.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/botanists-at-all-skill-levels-join-in.html) to see what plants in the wild would be in flower. The Botanical Cornwall Group organised a visit to Newquay on 3rd January 2016, where seven members (Ian Bennallick (BSBI vc2 East Cornwall recorder), Colin French (BSBI vc1 West Cornwall recorder), David Pearman, Matt Stribley, Judy Swift, Perry Smale and Peter Ealey) met near Trenance Gardens on an unexpectedly sunny day after a forecast of...

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Field meeting – Sunday 13th March 2016 – north of Torpoint, SX45

Posted by on Feb 3, 2016 in Field Meeting | Comments Off on Field meeting – Sunday 13th March 2016 – north of Torpoint, SX45

Field meeting – Sunday 13th March 2016 – north of Torpoint, SX45

Sunday 13th March 2016 – North of Torpoint, SX45. A spring walk around 1km squares SX4256 and SX4356 which were not done in March 2015. Meet at free car park at Thanckes Park SX43195558. All winter walks start at 10.30am (so try to get to the meeting place by 10am) and usually finish at around 4pm. Meetings are open to all and are free unless otherwise stated. Bring hand-lens, notebooks and field guides if you wish, relevant OS 1:25000 maps and a GPS if you have one. Suitable clothing and footwear is recommended and bring a packed lunch. If...

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BCG Indoor annual meeting Saturday 20th February 2016 – Cornwall Wildlife Trust HQ, Allet, near Truro 9.30am – 3pm

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BCG Indoor annual meeting Saturday 20th February 2016 – Cornwall Wildlife Trust HQ, Allet, near Truro 9.30am – 3pm

Saturday 20th February 2016 – Cornwall Wildlife Trust HQ, Allet, near Truro 9.30am – 3pm The yearly indoor meeting will include a review of botanical happenings of 2015 in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly by Ian Bennallick, Colin French and Rosemary Parslow, a chance to view slides and photos, sell, donate or swap books, journals or other botanical related material and have a good chat! Colin French will give an update on the developments of the ERICA database and may be able to update those who have it on their computers during the day (but...

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Harebells on Pentire Point, SW98

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in Field Meeting, Rare Plants of Cornwall, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Harebells on Pentire Point, SW98

Harebells on Pentire Point, SW98

Ten Botanical Cornwall Group members met up with Sarah Stevens of the National Trust and two volunteers at Pentire Point on the north coast of Cornwall near Polzeath SW97. The aim of the meeting was to count the number of plants of Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia) at Pentire Point, SW9280 and SW9380. Harebell is very rare in Cornwall (and Devon) and is restricted as a native to coastal grassland and cliffs at Pentire Point in East Cornwall (vc2) and the west side of the Lizard in West Cornwall (vc1). It is has also been recorded in other...

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West Petherwin Woods walk 21st July 9:30am to approx. 3pm.

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in Field Meeting, Uncategorized | Comments Off on West Petherwin Woods walk 21st July 9:30am to approx. 3pm.

West Petherwin Woods walk 21st July 9:30am to approx. 3pm.

Although the detailed programme needs to be decided, thanks to the kind permission from the farmers, Mr & Mrs Parsons, we are welcome to visit the woods as a wildlife group. Ian Bennallick from the Botanical Cornwall Group is interested because some of the plant records need up-dating and the evening before, Mary will run a moth lamp in the adjacent garden belonging to Mr & Mrs Montgomery and those who are interested can arrive earlier in time to see the moth catch. The woods are very lovely and contain a few less common plants for our...

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Rumex acetosa subsp. hibernicus in Cornwall

Posted by on May 2, 2015 in Lizard, Plants to look for, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Rumex acetosa subsp. hibernicus in Cornwall

Rumex acetosa subsp. hibernicus in Cornwall

During a search for Land Quillwort Isoetes histrix on Predannack outcrop, the Lizard, SW67311627 on 26 April 2015 Dr Fred Rumsey noticed something different about the leaf of a plant of Common Sorrel (Rumex acetosa) [or ‘sour sabs as us Cornish folks do call it] on the outcrop. It was covered in minute papillate hairs – see photo. Fred has determined it as Rumex acetosa subsp. hibernicus or ‘Irish Sorrel’. Rumex acetosa subsp. hibernicus was last recorded in Cornwall at Gwithian SW5841, and on Heathy Hill, Bryher on the Isles...

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Field meetings Summer 2015

Posted by on May 2, 2015 in Field Meeting, Lizard, National Trust, Rare Plants of Cornwall | Comments Off on Field meetings Summer 2015

Field meetings Summer 2015

Listed below are the field meetings I have arranged for this summer and into autumn. Ian Bennallick (BCG co-ordinator) Photo – Judy Swift and Joan Farmer on the Lizard meeting 2013. © Lisa Thyer All walks start at 10am (unless stated) so try to get to the meeting place by 9.30am. They usually finish at around 4pm. Meetings are open to all and free, and though booking is not essential PLEASE LET THE CO-ORDINATOR KNOW YOU ARE COMING. You may want to bring hand-lens, notebooks and field guides if you wish, relevant OS 1:25000 maps and a...

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Look out for Moschatel (Adoxa moschatellina)

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Plants to look for, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Look out for Moschatel (Adoxa moschatellina)

Look out for Moschatel  (Adoxa moschatellina)

Look out for Moschatel Adoxa moschatellina A species which can be locally abundant along river banks or in similarly damp and shaded conditions mostly in the valleys of mid and east Cornwall, especially in the Rivers Menalhyl, Camel and Allen, Fowey, East and West Looe, Seaton, Lynher, Tiddy, Inny, Neet, Strat, Valency and Marsland Water catchments. Further west it has been recorded beside the Gannel, but southwest of a line from Newquay to Par it is inexplicably rare or absent, being recorded in only two places, one near Penzance before 1909...

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Torpoint SX45 meeting report from 9th March 2014

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Field Meeting, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Torpoint SX45 meeting report from 9th March 2014

Torpoint SX45 meeting report from 9th March 2014 Nine members (Ian Bennallick, Matt Stribley, Mary and Tony Atkinson, Margaret Gardener, Joan Farmer and her daughter, Jolene, Bob Hodgson and Ray Roberts) met in glorious sunny and fairly warm weather at Thanckes Park, Torpoint, in the extreme southeast of Cornwall, on what was the best day since the previous September! The aim of the meeting was to update records in at least two 1km squares, and after a wet and mild winter it would be interesting to see what was around early in the season. In...

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