Field Meetings 2019,
These events begin at 10.30 am unless otherwise stated
All are in VC 38 which corresponds to the old county of Warwickshire as it was around 1852
Sunday 28 April 2019 Compton Verney,
VC 38, Landranger 151, SP313527. Postcode CV35 9HZ. Park in the nearest visitors' car park on the right. Admission is free for the purpose of fungus "survey and recording". Contacts
Sunday 18 August 2019 Pooley Fields,
VC 38, Landranger sheet 140. Postcode B78 1JA. Turn off the B5000 at SK258023 into Pooley Lane and follow the signs to the Heritage Centre at SK259033. Parking: £1.50 up to 1 hour, £2.50 over 1 hour/all day. The pay machine is located by the Visitor Centre, not in the car park, and correct change is needed £2, £1, 50p, 20p, 10p coins. Contacts
Sunday 1 September 2019 Clowes Wood,
VC 38, Landranger sheet 139. Postcode B94 5JP. Park at the boys' club at the end of the lane, at grid ref. SP104743. Contacts
Sunday 15 September 2019 Old Nun Wood,
VC 38, OS sheet 140. Postcode CV23 9QA. Park at the sharp bend in Burnthurst Lane at grid reference SP383709. Contacts
Sunday 29 September 2019 Ryton Wood,
VC 38, OS sheet 140. Postcode CV8 3EP. Meet at the track to the wood on the A423(T) at grid reference SP 386 729. Park at the end of the track. Contacts
Sunday 6 October 2019 May's Wood,
VC 38, Landranger 151. Postcode B95 5NB approx. Meet in the car park at grid reference SP145646 on the minor road linking the A3400 and the A4189. Contacts
Sunday 13 October 2019 Edge Hill near Ratley,
VC 38, OS sheet 151. Postcode OX15 6DL. Meet at the lay-by beyond the junction where the minor road from the A422 meets the B4086 at grid reference SP 381 483. Contacts
Sunday 20 October 2019 Grendon Heath,
VC 38, OS Landranger 140 or Explorer 232. Postcode CV9 2EJ. Park on the roadside in Folly Lane at grid reference SP280979. Contacts
Sunday 27 October 2019 Rough Hill Wood
VC 38, Landranger sheet 150. Postcode B80 7EN. Meet at the car park at the entrance to the wood on the A448 Crabbs Cross to Spernal Ash road at grid reference SP052637. Contacts
Sunday 3 November 2019 Kenilworth Common Nature Reserve,
VC 38, Landranger 140, SP300731. Postcode CV8 2HR. Park considerately in Highland Road off Common Lane. Contacts
Sunday 17 November 2019 Coventry War Memorial Park,
VC 38, Landranger sheet 140. Postcode CV3 6PG. Meet in (free) Park and Ride near entrance at SP322773. Contacts
Sunday 24 November 2019 Hay Wood,
VC 38, Landranger 139, SP 204712. Postcode B93 0DG. Park on roadside verge. Contacts
Sunday 5 January 2020 AGM. Contacts
A member has been kind enough to provide postcodes for the meetings. Some people like to use them on a satnav, but remember that in rural districts a postcode covers a large area.
This could be confusing. Some members use the co-ordinates successfully in their satnavs.
Unless otherwise stated, field meetings begin at 10.30 am.
New members who wish to attend a field meeting, please email, David Antrobus or ring John Williams a few days beforehand This will ensure that you do not turn up to a field meeting that has been cancelled or moved to a different location. If the weather is very bad indeed and you have not been contacted by email about last minute cancellation, you may wish to make further contact on the morning before the field meeting. Contact details.
For established members there are specific contacts for each meeting.
Beginners and people with a general interest are most welcome but would experienced mycologists, after a field meeting, please check 'A Fungus Flora of Warwickshire' and the additions to the Flora to confirm that any of the less-common species that you have collected have already been recorded for the County. If they have not, please keep dried material for the herbarium.
Please send lists of species that you have found on the forays in Warwickshire to Mr A.W. Brand, 14 Bishopton Lane, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 9JN or David Antrobus. Where possible, please state the habitat and associated trees and plants for each record.
If you find an interesting fruiting of fungi, and think that others would be interested, please contact John Williams. It may be possible to arrange a field meeting at short notice.
Permission has been obtained from landowners to collect for scientific purposes. In the interests of conservation, please do not collect more specimens than necessary for your personal use. We do not encourage collection for culinary purposes on our forays. The Warwickshire Fungus Survey is affiliated to the British Mycological Society.
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