Botanic Walks


John Bailey


 Contact:    Telephone No on Newsletter.
 Time:          09.45am.
 Meetings:  1st Mon and 3rd Fri April to Sept.
 Venue:        Contact Convenor.

• Identify plants in different habitats
• Distance covered approx 1 mile
• Each walk lead by a different member
• Member should own wild flower book
• Walks planning meeting March 2022
• New members are welcome.

The aim of the group is to observe and identify the flowering plants in particular habitats be it woodland, verges, quarries streams or marsh land from spring through to au-tumn and to gradually improve each members knowledge of wild plants in the countryside. Many of the plants are related to garden varieties and we look at the characteristics of the wild plants and we try to select times in particular habitats when orchids or other special plants will be in flower.

The Botanic Walking group generally meets twice per month, on the First Monday and third Friday, each walk is led by different members of the group who will have reconnoitred the area before group meet. A list of the plants seen is taken by the convenor or group leader.
To get the most out of this activity it is useful for each member to have their own wildflower identification book and a magnifying glass or jeweller's loop for detailed study of some of the plants.
A programme for the season's walks will be issued by end March 22 and will be on the Swanland u3a website. Details of exact location and parking will be issued prior to each walk.
(NB. No dogs please)
John Bailey


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Date Day Location Grid Ref. Leader Notes
11th April Mon Nutwood SE 991 251305
HU16 5WG
JB Woodland
06th May Fri North Cliff Woods SE 864 372
YO43 4XE
JB Woodland and Heath
16th May Mon TBD JB Early Orchids
03rd June Fri Figham and Beverley Beck TA 057 393
HU17 0FF
JB Wetland Plants
13th June Mon Hotham verge JB Wild Flower Verge
01th July Fri Ferriby Foreshore SE 986 251
HU14 3DW
TBD Wood and Shore
11th July Mon Lazaats and Jillywoods JB Verge and Woodland
29th July Fri Kiplingcotes Quarry; SE 915 435
YO43 3NA
JB Chalkland flowers
08th Aug Mon North Cave Wetlands SE 886 328
HU15 2LY
TBD Ponds, Ditches, Hedges
19th Aug Fri Priory Road JB Ponds and Bushes
05th Sept Mon Ferriby Foreshore SE 986 251
HU14 3DW
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JB Woods and Shore
23rd Sept Fri Kiplingcotes Quarry SE 915 435
YO43 3NA
JB Autumn Gentians