Field Meetings 2018,
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 13 May 2018, 10.30 am Bubbenhall Wood,
NR VC38 Landranger Sheet 140. Access via Paget's Lane leading south east from the A445. Keep right at the Shrub's Lane junction. Park in the Reserve car park (gate code required - but contact will be there from 10.15 a.m. onwards) at SP 371717.
Sunday 2 September 2018, 10.30 am Snitterfield Bushes,
NR, VC 38, Landranger sheet 151. Park in the car park south of the reserve entrance at grid reference SP200603. Contact: Dave Champion.
Sunday 16 September 2018, 10.30 am Studley Thorns,
VC 38. Landranger sheet 150, Explorer sheet 205. In Studley turn east into Castle Road (opposite the War Memorial) at SP072638, signposted to Studley Castle, continue over the river bridge and turn right at SP080639 to Studley Church, continue beyond the church to the Cemetery at SP081637 and park there. Contact: Bert Brand.
Sunday 30 September 2018, 10.30 am Ryton Pools Country Park,
VC 38, Landranger sheet 140. Enter from the A445 and park at the Visitor Centre (fee) at SP370724 . Contact: Dave Champion.
Sunday 7 October 2018, 10.30 am Crackley Wood NR,
VC 38, Landranger 140. Meet at the car park at grid reference SP286736 . Contact: John Williams.
Sunday 14 October 2018, 10.30 am Waverley Wood VC 38,
Landranger sheet 140. Park on ride inside recessed gate off A445 (care-fast traffic!) at SP351710. Contact: John & Val Roberts.
Sunday 21 October 2018, 10.30 am Wolford Wood,
Landranger sheet 151. Meet at the entrance to the woodland track at grid reference SP242332 on minor road linking Great Wolford to the A44. Park inside the gate. Contact: Bert Brand.
Sunday 28 October 2018, 10.30 am Brueton Park, Solihull,
VC 38, Landranger sheet 139. Park in the main car park off Warwick Road at grid reference SP164789. There is alternative street parking. Contact: John Williams.
Sunday 4 November 2018, 10.30 am Tasker's Meadow,
NR VC38 Landranger Map 151. Park just north of pub in canal layby on minor road to Birdingbury at SP438653. Take great care crossing A426 to Reserve entrance opposite pub (fast traffic and poor visibility), (or better) take canal footpath to emerge on the other side of A426. Contact: John & Val Roberts.
Sunday 18 November 2018, 10.30 am Brandon Marsh NR,
VC 38, Landranger sheet 140. Access off minor road towards Brandon from southbound A45 (Brown Sign) just east of Tollbar. Meet in WWT car park at grid reference SP386758. Contact: Dave Champion.
Sunday 25 November 2018, 10.30 am Draycote Meadows NR,
VC 38, Landranger 140, at grid reference SP449706. Park off the road by the gate into the meadow Contact: Kay Reeve.
Sunday 6 January 2019, 10.30 am AGM. s
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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