Field Meetings 2020


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


Field meetings cancelled because of coronavirus risks - April, to Tasker's Meadow and August, to Binley Woods.



Safety and Risks
Anyone intending to attend these forays should first read the safety page carefully. Safety and Risks

Sunday 6 September 2020     10.30 am Hay Wood,
VC 38, Landranger 139, SP 204712. Postcode B93 0DG. Park on roadside verge. Contacts

Sunday 20 September 2020     10.30 am Hartshill Hayes Country Park,
VC 38, Landranger 140, SP317943. Meet at the far end of the visitor car park. There is a charge for parking. Contacts

Sunday 11 October 2020     10.30 am 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 October 2020     10.30 am Crackley Wood
VC 38, Landranger 140. Meet at the car park at grid reference SP290735. Contacts

Sunday 25 October 2020     10.30 am Brandon Reach, including the western edge of Brandon Wood, and Piles Coppice,
Park on Brandon Lane, Coventry at Grid Reference SP 386 762 (only a very few places available) or at Brandon Marsh Nature Centre. Contacts

Sunday 1 November 2020     10.30 am Snitterfield Bushes,
VC38 Landranger Sheet 151. Postcode CV37 0JH. Meet in the car park opposite the Reserve entrance at grid reference SP200603. Caution crossing minor road. Contacts

Sunday 15 November 2020     10.30 am Stivichell Common,
VC38 Landranger Sheet 140. Postcode CV3 6PG. Meet in (free) Park and Ride near entrance at SP322773 to foray in Common opposite going south. Caution crossing A429. 2773. Contacts

Sunday 28 November 2020     10.30 am Hampton Wood Nature Reserve VC 38,
Landranger 151, at grid reference SP255600. Park in the car park. Contacts

Sunday 6 December 2020     10.30 am Draycote Meadows
NR, VC 38, Landranger 140, at grid reference SP449706. Park off the road by the gate into the meadow. Contacts

Sunday 10 January 2021     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.


Safety and Risks
Anyone intending to attend these forays should first read the safety page carefully. Safety and Risks


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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