Sat 16 - Sat 16 July 2022
Saturday 21st May and Sunday 22nd May: A meeting in Yorkshire around York and Harrogate
Saturday 21st May: Askham Bog, York (a Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Reserve)
Leader: Roger Martin
Meet 10:00 – 10:30 for a 10:30 start. Askham Bog car park, York. YO23 2UB, (OS SE 57480 47936). Public transport – please enquire.
Fen & Carr habitat. A rich site with rare plants including Great Fen-sedge Cladium mariscus, Elongated Sedge Carex elongata, Fibrous Tussock-sedge Carex appropinquata, Tufted-sedge Carex elata, Royal Fern Osmunda regalis, Marsh Fern Thelypteris palustris. The ditches support Water-Violet Hottonia palustris and Fine-leaved Water-dropwort Oenanthe aquatica. Early Marsh-orchid Dactylorhiza incarnata may just about be in flower too.
The terrain is flat and easy going. A mix of boardwalk and walking on soft damp peat soils with tussocks.
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Sunday 22nd May: Birk Crag and Oak Beck, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Leader: Dr Kevin Walker and Sheila Wynn
Maximum Number 15
Meet for a 10:30 start, in Car Park 3 (the overflow car park) at Harlow Carr RHS Garden, Crag Lane, Harrogate, HG3 1QB, (SE280542). The car park soon fills up, so early arrival is recommended. Parking is free.
There are toilets at the RHS Garden and there is a cafe but it is always very busy – there is usually a long queue.
The walk is mostly on woodland paths, which are steep in places. We will have to cross the stream, so wellies are advisable.
Part of the area we will visit is adjacent to the RHS Gardens so as well as woodland species, there is a variety of plants from the gardens that have become naturalised along the stream and in the woods. We would hope to see Causcasian Penny-cress Pachyphragma macrophyllum, Ostrich Fern Matteuccia struthiopteris, species of Skunk-cabbage, Lysichiton spp.and others.
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