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BOTANY

The Botany Group holds its meetings every other Tuesday from end of April to mid August usually for the whole day. The meetings vary from those sites very close to Grassington eg Kilnsey park, the banks of the Wharfe, to further afield eg the west coast for dune systems, reserves in Cumbria and our National Natures Reserves as around Ingleborough. In this way we can become familiar with plants that are not on our doorstep and sites away from limestone grassland.

Our aim is to be able to identify the most common plants, and gradually learn the less common ones as those from the board walk at Malham or the Orchids at Kilnsey Park. We also take an interest in the different Grasses, Sedges and Rushes. Often birds and butterflies and other wildlife catch our attention.
At any meeting we record all the plants we see – if we can! – providing a useful record for further visits to the same site.
We are a friendly group and welcome complete beginners and those with more experience.

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Botony Visits

Here’s what is coming up soon.

Botany: Yockenthwaite

July 2 @ 10:00 - 17:00

Botany: Ribblehead Quarry

July 16 @ 10:00 - 17:00

All Scheduled Botany Visits
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VISIT REPORTS

Winskill Stones update

More photos at Winskill from Ian Hughes. Middle - Brittle Bladder Fern with Wood Sorrel, found in a grike. Top left - Creeping Cinquefoil,  underneath is Spring Sedge Top right

By |June 6th, 2019|Botany|

Winskill Stones 21st May 2019

Twelve members of the botany group met near the Winskill Stones, above Langcliffe, on a beautiful sunny, slightly breezy morning.  The view over the valley, with Ingleborough in the distance,

By |May 29th, 2019|Botany|
606, 2019

Winskill Stones update

By |June 6th, 2019|Botany|

More photos at Winskill from Ian Hughes. Middle - Brittle Bladder Fern with Wood Sorrel, found in a grike. Top left - Creeping Cinquefoil,  underneath is Spring Sedge Top right

2905, 2019

Winskill Stones 21st May 2019

By |May 29th, 2019|Botany|

Twelve members of the botany group met near the Winskill Stones, above Langcliffe, on a beautiful sunny, slightly breezy morning.  The view over the valley, with Ingleborough in the distance,

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Group Visits

All meetings are on a Tuesday and meet at Colvend Car Park at 10.00am unless another place or time is given.

Bring lunch, waterproof clothing and suitable fotwear. Members come at their own risk.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Hoary Rockrose

    Botany: Scout Scar, Kendal

    June 18 @ 09:00