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A meeting in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire

Thu 16 Fri 17 June 2022


Morningside Meadows and Lower Moor Farm
N4 8QR and GL7 6EA
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These meetings may be booked as individual days.


Thursday 16th June: Morningside Meadows, Royal Wootton Bassett, a Wiltshire Wildlife Trust reserve followed in the afternoon by Barbury Castle Country Park, south of Swindon, a local nature reserve

Leaders: Judy and Richard Gosnell, Pauline and Richard Wilson

Meet at 10:00 at a barn and car parking area on Chaddington Lane, SN4 8QR (Grid ref: SU093 817, what3words: risky. body. Chemistry)

Bring packed lunch and drinks for the day

The four Morningside Meadows have an interesting flora of lowland grassland including Great Burnet Sanguisorba officinalis, Dyer’s Greenweed, Genista tinctoria, Saw-wort Serratula tinctoria and Pepper-saxifrage Silaum silaus.

We will travel to Barbury Castle for picnic lunch (Toilets available) and then walk round the huge ramparts of this Iron-age hillfort with panoramic views. There will be typical chalk flora with Common Rock-rose Helianthemum nummularium, Kidney Vetch Anthyllis vulneraria, Squinancywort Asperula cynanchica and other tantalising chalk specialities to look for.

To book, contact Janet John wfs.meetings@gmail.com or phone 01753 884490


Friday 17th June: Lower Moor Farm, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust S.S.S.I. reserve followed in the afternoon by The Warren, Barnsley, Gloucestershire

Leaders: Pauline and Richard Wilson

Meet at 10:00 at Lower Moor car park Post code: GL7 6EA (Grid ref: SU007938 What3words spurted. snowmen.outdoors)

Bring lunch and drinks for the day

We will visit Clattinger Farm, part of the reserve, for a summer visit. Those who came in April to see Fritillaries Fritillaria meleagris expressed an interest in seeing it in summer. It comprises lowland meadow with again Great Burnet Sanguisorba officinalis and much more. There are a number of different Carex species recorded which we will find and compare.

After lunch we will drive to The Warren which is a Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust S.S.S.I.renowned for Pasque-flowers Pulsatilla vulgaris, but this will again be a summer visit to this hillside on a come and find basis. Bastard-toadflax Thesium humifusum is known there.

To book, contact Janet John wfs.meetings@gmail.com or phone 01753 884490



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Important information about Two Day Meeting

  • Field meetings are open to all members of the Society. Guests may also attend meetings. Children are welcome but remain the responsibility of parents/guardians at all times.
  • Leaders have received updated procedures and recommendations to ensure the safety of members on meetings with regard to Covid-19. These include maintaining social distancing and perhaps limiting numbers at a meeting depending on terrain.
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  • Please DO NOT bring dogs as many field meetings are held in nature reserves or where there are grazing animals. Registered guide dogs may be exempt from this requirement, unless they are prohibited by the landowners. Please check with the meeting organiser.
  • Transport and accommodation is the responsibility of the attendee. However, members who do not drive or who have difficulty in reaching the starting point should contact the leader, whose details you will be given when you book, to see if transport might be available.
  • Please arrive promptly for the meeting. If you have traffic problems let the leader know so they can advise on the route and how you can find the group.
  • When you arrive at the meeting, park considerately, act responsibly, bearing in mind the Countryside Code, and stay with the group. Always inform the leader if you must leave before the end of a meeting.
  • Packed lunches are usually required and need to be carried.
  • All those attending Wild Flower Society field meetings do so at their own risk.
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