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New! Extra field meeting
Sunday 6th July (S, T). CYPERACEAE: Sedges and their allies.
This is a training meeting for anyone who wishes to gain an understanding of Sedges and their allies. We will look at the flowering and vegetative characters that define this group and how to start separating them using keys.
It is a chance to become familiar with some of the acid dwelling and woodland border species of Sedges Carex and related genera including Carex binervis Green-veined Sedge, C. demissa Common Yellow Sedge, C. echinata Star Sedge, C. hostiana Tawny Sedge, C. laevigata Smooth-stalked Sedge, C. leporina Oval Sedge, C. nigra Common Sedge, C. panicea Carnation Sedge, C. pilulifera Pill Sedge, C. pulicaris Flea Sedge, C. remota Remote Sedge and C. sylvatica Wood Sedge; as well as Eriophorum angustifolium Common Cottongrass and E. vaginatum Hare's-tail Cottongrass. Other species of interest include large patches of Equisetum sylvaticum Wood Horsetail and a range of Juncus species Rushes.
Brook Vesson's is a Shropshire Wildlife Trust nature reserve on the edge of the Stiperstones National Nature Reserve. Other features of the site are the old gnarled Rowan, Holly and Crab apple trees.
Full day outing so please bring packed lunch. Wellies /waterproof Walking boots are essential. Expected distance is not great, but going may be rough and very wet in places. If you have a copy of the BSBI Sedge Handbook please bring it along.
Open to beginners.
Meet at 10:30am, for car parking location please contact organiser.
For furthering information and booking, please contact Mark Duffell. Tel: 01743 851084.