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Botanical Cornwall Group summer 2019 field meetings

Posted by on May 26, 2019 in Field Meeting, Lizard, Recording, Slider, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Botanical Cornwall Group summer 2019 field meetings

Botanical Cornwall Group summer 2019 field meetings

All walks start at 10am (try to get to the meeting place by 9.30am) and usually finish at around 4pm, or earlier. Suitable clothing and footwear recommended, and bring a packed lunch. Leader/contact for all walks is Ian Bennallick unless stated otherwise. Botanical Cornwall Group Co-ordinator – Ian Bennallick, Lower Polmorla, St Wenn, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30 5PE. Tel: 01726 890384 or 07714 738189.  ianbennallick1@gmail.com Wednesday 29th May – LIZARD SW61/SW71 – A walk from Lizard Village SW7012 to below Lizard...

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Cornwall Bryophyte Group Meetings 2019

Posted by on Feb 8, 2019 in Bryophytes, Field Meeting | Comments Off on Cornwall Bryophyte Group Meetings 2019

Cornwall Bryophyte Group Meetings 2019

This is an informal group to encourage they study of bryophytes and recording in Cornwall. Anyone with an interest is welcome to attend meeting. Beginners are welcome as well as those experienced and confident at identifying bryophytes. The only equipment required is a hand lens (x10 or x20) and perhaps some paper packets for collecting specimens for later study. sites visits can be cold, wet and muddy so it’s advisable to wear good boots and bring warm waterproof clothing. All meetings start at 10am and usually finish before 4pm and we...

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BCG 2019 Winter meetings

Posted by on Jan 21, 2019 in Field Meeting, Recording, Uncategorized | Comments Off on BCG 2019 Winter meetings

BCG 2019 Winter meetings

The annual indoor meeting on Saturday 23rd February at St Wenn Village (WI) Hall in mid-Cornwall. I have also arranged some meetings in the field for February, March and April but NOTE – If the winter weather is very cold, wet, snowy or windy (or forecast to be) the meeting may be cancelled at short notice.Therefore, BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. All walks start at 10am (try to get to the meeting place by 9.30am) and usually finish at around 4pm, or earlier.  Suitable clothing and footwear is recommended and bring a packed lunch....

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Monad recording in Cornwall up to 30th November 2018

Posted by on Dec 26, 2018 in New Cornwall Atlas, Recording, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Monad recording in Cornwall up to 30th November 2018

Monad recording in Cornwall up to 30th November 2018

Colin French (BSBI vice-county recorder for West Cornwall) has produced the latest updated maps from the ERICA database showing the progress in recording in each monad (1 km x 1 km square) in Cornwall up to 30th November 2018 in preparation for a New Cornwall Atlas – hopefully published around end of 2020. During 2018 we have been targeting monads with fewer than 200 species recorded. During the present survey we have found that most monads in Cornwall have over 200 species, except the high moorland areas of Bodmin Moor where it is...

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New Year Plant Hunt Tuesday 1st January 2019 Falmouth

Posted by on Dec 26, 2018 in Field Meeting, Recording, Uncategorized | Comments Off on New Year Plant Hunt Tuesday 1st January 2019 Falmouth

New Year Plant Hunt Tuesday 1st January 2019 Falmouth

The Botanical Cornwall Group has organised a ‘New Year Plant Hunt’ on Tuesday 1st January 2019 in Falmouth, West Cornwall, to find as many wild or naturalised species in flower as we can. Meet at Gyllyngvase long stay car park at SW80763173 – free in winter – on the west end of Cliff Road, opposite Queen Mary Gardens, at 10 am 1st Jan 2019. We should finish around 2pm, or later if we have more breaks, so please bring a packed lunch and weatherproof clothing and footwear in case the weather is cold, wet and windy. The hunt at Falmouth...

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Presidents’ Award for the New Flora of the Isles of Scilly

Posted by on Aug 17, 2018 in Botanical Publications, Isles of Scilly, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Presidents’ Award for the New Flora of the Isles of Scilly

Presidents’ Award for the New Flora of the Isles of Scilly

No – not an award from THAT President! Rosemary Parslow and I, as well as the designer Glynn Bennallick, were delighted to be told last week that our recently published New Flora of the Isles of Scilly has been chosen to receive the ‘Presidents’ Award’, awarded each year by the Presidents of the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI) and the Wild Flower Society (WFS). The purpose of the Award is ‘to acknowledge the most useful contribution to the understanding of the flowering plants and ferns of Britain...

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Field meetings Summer 2018

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in Field Meeting, National Trust, Recording, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Field meetings Summer 2018

Field meetings Summer 2018

At last a few meetings for the summer after the cold late Spring. As with other years most are targeting 1km x 1km squares (monads) to try and get totals of species found in the wild over 200 for a lowland Cornwall monad and over 100 for moorland ones (mostly Bodmin Moor). Some meetings are included which have been organised by other groups but of interest to BCG members or contacts. These are marked with *. Walks start at 10 am UNLESS NOTED – (try to get to the meeting place by 9.30 am) and usually finish at around 4 pm.  Suitable...

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Monad recording in Cornwall up to 13th November 2017

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017 in New Cornwall Atlas, Recording, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Monad recording in Cornwall up to 13th November 2017

Monad recording in Cornwall up to 13th November 2017

Colin French (BSBI vice-county recorder for West Cornwall) has produced the latest updated maps from the ERICA database showing the progress in recording in each monad (1 km x 1 km square) in Cornwall up to 13th November 2017 in preparation for a New Cornwall Atlas – hopefully published around 2020. Still lots in East Cornwall to do so if you are interested in helping please contact the BCG co-ordinator Ian Bennallick. Several monads under 200 are planned visits over December and January 2017/2018 – see separate post. Download...

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Field Meetings winter 2017 and 2018 now advertised

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017 in Field Meeting | Comments Off on Field Meetings winter 2017 and 2018 now advertised

Field Meetings winter 2017 and 2018 now advertised

Due to popular demand by a few keen botanical field recorders I have arranged some meetings in the field for December and January, and also the annual indoor meeting on Saturday 27th January at Fraddon Village Hall. What? I hear you cry! Surely there isn’t anything around to record at this time of year? Last winter a few of us carried on recording, targeting mostly coastal areas and it was worthwhile until late January (February was less rewarding). Though some species weren’t showing, enough were found to push monad totals to over 200...

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New Flora of the Isles of Scilly – pre-publication offer ends 31st March 2017

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Botanical Publications, Isles of Scilly, Uncategorized | Comments Off on New Flora of the Isles of Scilly – pre-publication offer ends 31st March 2017

New Flora of the Isles of Scilly – pre-publication offer ends 31st March 2017

Some 28 miles southwest of the Cornish mainland are the beautiful Isles of Scilly, an archipelago of 150 small, rocky islands. Only five are inhabited and 40 have some higher vegetation. Surrounded by the sea and washed by the Gulf Stream the climate is mild, supporting a unique flora of both native and alien plants. This new account, authored by Rosemary Parslow and Ian Bennallick, updates the last Flora published for the islands, which was written nearly 50 years ago by J.E. Lousley in 1971. The New Flora covers nearly 1,000 species, both...

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