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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Schedule of 2022 Meetings
|April||11||Mon||Oxfordshire||Whitehill Wood||Roger Heath Brown|
|April||16||Sat||Norfolk/Suffolk||Weeting Heath||Stephen Clarkson|
|April||23||Sat||Surrey||Buckland Hills,||Gareth Bursnall/Priscilla Nobbs|
|May||8||Sun||London/Croydon||Selsdon Wood||Jane Lowe/Moira O’Donnell/Linda Pitkin|
|May||22||Sun||Yorkshire||Birk Crag, Harrogate||Kevin Walker|
|June||8||Wed||Mid Wales||Cors y Llyn, Newbridge||Ray Woods|
|June||9||Thu||Mid Wales||Penrhiw Farm, Newbridge||Gwyndaf and Janet John|
|June||10||Fri||Surrey||Farthing Downs, Coulsdon||Priscilla Nobbs and Moira Smith|
|June||11||Sat||Sussex||Beachy Head||Gareth Bursnall|
|June||16||Thurs||Wiltshire||Royal Wootton Bassett||Pauline Wilson/ Judy Gosnell|
|June||17||Fri||Gloucestershire||Lower Moor Farm, Barnsley||Pauline Wilson|
|June||18||Sat||Somerset||Shapwick Heath||Steve Parker|
|June||20||Mon||Warwickshire||Brandon||John and Monika Walton|
|June||22||Wed||Gloucestershire||Oldbury||Claire and Mark Kitchen|
|June||25||Sat||Kent||Folkestone Downs||Alfie Gay|
|June||29||Wed||Essex||Cressing Temple Barns||Stephen Clarkson|
|July||1||Fri||Norfolk||Wheatfen, Surlingham||Priscilla Nobbs|
|July||2||Sat||Norfolk||North Dene, Yarmouth||Priscilla Nobbs|
|July||2||Sat||Denbighshire||Minera Quarry, Wrexham||Barbara Allen|
|July||5||Tues||Worcestershire||Ipsley Alders Marsh||Jackie Hardy|
|July||5||Tues||Morayshire||Forres area||Ian Green|
|July||6||Wed||Morayshire||Forres area||Ian Green|
|July||7||Thur||Morayshire||Forres area||Ian Green|
|July||8||Fri||Morayshire||Forres area||Ian Green|
|July||10||Sun||Norfolk||Breckland Hunt||Stephen Clarkson|
|July||14||Thurs||Lancashire||W. Pennine Moors, Darwen||Peter Jepson/Sheila Wynn|
|July||16||Sat||North Yorkshire||Grimwith Reservoir,Craven||Sheila Wynn/Bruce Brown|
|July||20||Wed||Suffolk||Devil’s Ditch||Alan Leslie|
|July||22||Fri||Kent||Burham Downs||Priscilla Nobbs|
|July||23||Sat||Kent||Holborough Marshes||Priscilla Nobbs|
|July||24||Sun||Suffolk||Groton Wood, Kersey||Stephen Clarkson|
|July||25||Mon||Oxfordshire||Otmoor||Roger Heath Brown|
|Aug||6||Sat||Yorkshire||South Gare||Dave Barlow|
|Aug||7||Sun||Yorkshire||Whitcliffe Scar, Richmond||Linda Robinson|
|Aug||26||Fri||Rutland||Rutland Water||Geoffrey Hall|
|Sept||AGM||Shropshire||Preston Montford, Shrewsbury||various|
|Sept||11||Sun||Essex||Lofts Farm, Totham||Sven Wair|
|Sept||18||Sun||Northants||Harlestone Firs||Brian Laney|
|Oct||29||Sat||Lancashire||Autumn Hunt||Julie Clarke/Sheila Wynn|
|Oct||30||Sun||Norfolk||Dereham, Autumn Hunt||Steve Clarkson/Sue Grayston|