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Brandon Marsh and Brandon Reach, Warwickshire

Mon 20 June 2022
Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, Warwickshire
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Leaders: John and Monika Walton

Meet for a 10.30 start at the car park of Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, Brandon Lane, CV3 3GW, grid ref. SP386761. If you are a member of any Wildlife Trust please bring your membership card and you will not need to pay the small entrance fee. There are toilets and a cafe.

This wetland reserve has a large mixture of habitats including some good sandy grassland with Bird’s-foot Ornithopus perpusillus and Wall Bedstraw Galium parisiense. Blunt-leaved Pondweed Potamogeton obtusifolius was re-discovered here in August 2021 after a 35 year gap and we will try to find it again. After lunch at the cafe, or sandwiches in the courtyard, we will walk down the drive to the new reserve of Brandon Reach to check up on the county’s last colonies of Heath Dog- violet Viola canina and Heath Milkwort Polygala serpyllifolia. On the way we will encounter a large colony of Smith’s Pepperwort Lepidium heterophyllum and a forest of Fragrant Agrimony Agrimonia procera. This will be a joint meeting with the Warwickshire Flora Group.

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

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Important information about One 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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