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Wednesday 10th July: Stratford-upon-Avon

10 July
John and Monika Walton
CV37 7LS
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Meet at 10.30 in the Recreation Ground Car Park on the south side of the River in Swan’s Nest Lane, CV37 7LS, Grid Ref. SP204546 which can only be accessed from the northbound side of A3400, the road over the bridge. If you are coming from the north cross the river on the A3400 turn back on yourself at the roundabout and Swan’s Nest Lane will be on your left. Full details of parking will be sent on booking.


We will spend the morning walking around the town, along the canal, through an industrial estate and by Shakespeare’s church, the RSC and the location for Shakespeare and Hathaway. In the afternoon we will drive about a mile and a half to Welcombe Hills Nature Reserve to the north-east of the town.

During the last few years Stratford has produced some nice aliens including two species of Holly-ferns Cyrtomium spp. growing under drain covers, Large Speedwell Veronica teucrium, Rusty Foxglove Digitalis ferruginea and the only Four-leaved Allseed Polycarpon tetraphyllum in the county. Welcombe Hills is Warwickshire’s only site for Fiddle Dock Rumex pulcher, and there is a large area of Dwarf Elder Sambucus ebulus with some uncommon grasses in a nearby meadow.

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


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