Schedule of meetings

Mar6SunNorfolkDerehamStephen Clarkson
Mar24ThursLancashireSouthportSheila Wynn
April11MonOxfordshireWhitehill WoodRoger Heath Brown
April16SatNorfolk/SuffolkWeeting HeathStephen Clarkson
April23Sat SurreyBuckland Hills,Gareth Bursnall/Priscilla Nobbs
May8SunLondon/CroydonSelsdon WoodJane Lowe/Moira O’Donnell/Linda Pitkin
May21SatYorkshireHelmsleyRoger Martin
May22SunYorkshireBirk Crag, HarrogateKevin Walker
June8WedMid WalesCors y Llyn, NewbridgeRay Woods
June9ThuMid WalesPenrhiw Farm, NewbridgeGwyndaf and Janet John
June10FriSurreyFarthing Downs, CoulsdonPriscilla Nobbs and Moira Smith
June11SatSussexBeachy HeadGareth Bursnall
June16ThursWiltshireRoyal Wootton BassettPauline Wilson/ Judy Gosnell
June17FriGloucestershireLower Moor Farm, BarnsleyPauline Wilson
June18SatSomersetShapwick HeathSteve Parker
June19SunSomersetBridgewaterSteve Parker
June20MonWarwickshireBrandonJohn and Monika Walton
June22WedGloucestershireOldburyClaire and Mark Kitchen
June23ThuGloucestershireSlimbridgeKevin Peberdy
June23ThuLancashireSilverdaleJulie Clarke
June25SatKentFolkestone DownsAlfie Gay
June26SunKentDungenessOwen Leyshon
June29WedEssexCressing Temple BarnsStephen Clarkson
June30ThuSuffolkBecclesPriscilla Nobbs
July1FriNorfolkWheatfen, SurlinghamPriscilla Nobbs
July2SatNorfolkNorth Dene, YarmouthPriscilla Nobbs
July2SatDenbighshireMinera Quarry, WrexhamBarbara Allen
July5TuesWorcestershireIpsley Alders MarshJackie Hardy
July5TuesMorayshireForres areaIan Green
July6WedMorayshireForres areaIan Green
July7ThurMorayshireForres areaIan Green
July8FriMorayshireForres areaIan Green
July10SunNorfolkBreckland HuntStephen Clarkson
July14ThursLancashireDarwen Peter Jepson/Sheila Wynn
July16SatNorth YorkshireGrimwith Reservoir,CravenSheila Wynn/Bruce Brown
July20WedSuffolkDevil’s DitchAlan Leslie
July22FriKentBurham DownsPriscilla Nobbs
July23SatKentAngley WoodPriscilla Nobbs
July24SunSuffolkGroton Wood, KerseyStephen Clarkson
July25MonOxfordshireOtmoorRoger Heath Brown
Aug6SatYorkshireSouth GareDave Barlow
Aug7SunYorkshireWhitcliffe Scar, RichmondLinda Robinson
Aug26FriRutlandRutland WaterGeoffrey Hall
Sept AGMShropshirePreston Montford, Shrewsbury  various
Sept11SunEssexLofts Farm, TothamSven Wair
Sept18SunNorthantsHarlestone FirsBrian Laney
Oct29SatLancashireAutumn HuntJulie Clarke/Sheila Wynn
Oct30SunNorfolkDereham, Autumn HuntSteve Clarkson/Sue Grayston

Regulations

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.

There is usually a range of botanical expertise amongst people attending and the leader will make every effort to make sure that everyone sees the plants of interest and hears discussions and explanations. Some meetings are to places with specific plants in mind, others are more of a “come and find”.

For the meetings in 2022, members wishing to attend a meeting should book with the Meetings Secretary, Janet John. Your booking will then be forwarded to the meeting leader.

Meetings can be oversubscribed and in that case a reserve list will be held. If, having booked and had your place confirmed, you find you are unable to attend, please inform the Meetings Secretary so that someone else can take your place. If there are any queries then contact Janet John, Meetings Secretary wfs.meetings@gmail.com or phone 01753 884490.

Leaders have received updated procedures and recommendations to ensure the safety of members on meetings with regard to Covid-19. Numbers on a meeting may be limited depending on terrain and location.

Updates regarding availability of places or changes to arrangements in meetings and information on occasion about extra meetings will be notified through the website and through the WFS Alerts system.

Please DO NOT bring dogs with you to meetings 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 organizer.

Please come appropriately dressed, especially with regard to footwear and be prepared for all eventualities of weather. If you have mobility issues please check with the leader that the terrain is suitable.

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.

Covid   Please note that a meeting may have to be cancelled due to changing regulations or a leader becoming unwell or self-isolating, and that WFS are not responsible for any travel or accommodation costs incurred.

People must not attend a meeting if they have a high temperature, don’t feel well or have any other Covid symptons.

PACKED LUNCHES ARE REQUIRED AND USUALLY NEED TO BE CARRIED.

ALL THOSE ATTENDING WFS FIELD MEETINGS DO SO AT THEIR OWN RISK

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