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Darwen, Sunnyhurst Woods, adjacent meadows and a decommisioned reservoir and

Thu 14 July 2022
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Leaders: Peter Jepson and Sheila Wynn

Meet for a 10:30 start in Sunnyhurst Woods Car Park, Sunnyhurst, Darwen BB3 1JX Grid Ref: SD67922240. The decommissioned reservoir area is likely to be wet in places underfoot so please wear waterproof footwear, but Wellingtons are not necessary unless there has been heavy rain beforehand.

We will first explore the woods and adjacent meadows where the plants we should see include Upland Enchanter’s-nightshade Circaea x intermedia, Ostrich Fern Matteuccia struthiopteris, Melancholy Thistle Cirsium heterophyllum as well as four native species of Lady’s-mantle Alchemilla spp and circa nine species of Sedge Carex. There should be an interesting variety of terrestrial and wetland plants in the old reservoir.

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

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  • Packed lunches are usually required and need to be carried.
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