Contact: Telephone No on Newsletter.
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)
To find the 'WHAT3WORDS' location please write/paste the 3 words into the search box HERE!
|11th April||Mon||Nutwood||SE 991 251305
|06th May||Fri||North Cliff Woods||SE 864 372
|JB||Woodland and Heath|
|16th May||Mon||TBD||JB||Early Orchids|
|03rd June||Fri||Figham and Beverley Beck||TA 057 393
|13th June||Mon||Hotham verge||JB||Wild Flower Verge|
|01th July||Fri||Ferriby Foreshore||SE 986 251
|TBD||Wood and Shore|
|11th July||Mon||Lazaats and Jillywoods||JB||Verge and Woodland|
|29th July||Fri||Kiplingcotes Quarry;||SE 915 435
|08th Aug||Mon||North Cave Wetlands||SE 886 328
|TBD||Ponds, Ditches, Hedges|
|19th Aug||Fri||Priory Road||JB||Ponds and Bushes|
|05th Sept||Mon||Ferriby Foreshore||SE 986 251
|JB||Woods and Shore|
|23rd Sept||Fri||Kiplingcotes Quarry||SE 915 435