Saturday 8th February 2014 – Cornwall Wildlife Trust HQ, Allet, near Truro 9.30am – 3ish pm.
The yearly indoor meeting will include a review of botanical happenings of 2013 in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly by Ian Bennallick, Colin French and Rosemary Parslow, a chance to view slides and photos, sell, donate or swap books, journals or other botanical related material, organise trips for 2014 and have a good chat! Colin French will give an update on the developments of the ERICA database and may be?? able to update those who have it on their computers during the day (but contact Colin prior to the meeting). Meet at Cornwall Wildlife Trust HQ, Allet, near Truro SW794485. Bring packed lunch or a plate of nibbles to share.
Saturday 28th December 2013 – Porth, Newquay, SW86. A mid-winter walk around the eastern part of the town and coastal area for early flowers and updating under-recorded squares SW8262, SW8362, SW8263 and SW8363. Meet by the bridge at Porth SW83206288. Parking may be limited so try to find parking spaces nearby. There is a pay and display car park at Porth Beach tourist park (open 8am to 5pm, £1 per hour or £6 all day) but you may find it easier (and cheaper) to park safely somewhere on a street nearby and meet at the bridge.
Sunday 9th March 2014 – Torpoint, SX45. A walk around the town and estuary fringe where spring flowers may be already showing and updating records in 1km squares. Meet at free car park at Thanckes Park SX43215566.
All walks start off at 10am (so try to get to the meeting place by 9.30am) and usually finishes at around 4pm. Meetings are open to all and are free unless otherwise stated. Bring hand-lens, notebooks and field guides if you wish, relevant OS 1:25000 maps and a GPS if you have one. Suitable clothing and footwear is recommended and bring a packed lunch.
If the weather is very wet, snowy or windy (or forecast to be) the meeting may be cancelled – contact the co-ordinator beforehand to check.
Botanical Cornwall Group Co-ordinator – Ian Bennallick Lower Polmorla, St. Wenn, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30 5PE Tel: 01726 890384 or 07714 738189. E-mail
Check out the new CORNWALL BOTANICAL GROUP website. I was well impressed when I saw it.