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April

Wonderful Weeds – A walk on Tooting Common

16th April, 11:00 - 12:30
Tooting Common, Bedford Hill
London,SW16 1RTUnited Kingdom
Donation
Wonderful Weeds –  A walk on Tooting Common

An inner-city walk discovering springtime plants   Sorry this is now sold out An inner-city walk discovering springtime plants Plants that colonise disturbed areas A leisurely walk on the Common where we will be looking mostly at weeds but also some of the other plants of interest that grow in public spaces Roy is a renowned botanist specialising in plant-lore and also president of the SLBI, as well as the author of Vickery’s Folk Flora. NB Participants are limited to…

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May

Plant Gall Survey on Tooting Common

22nd May, 10:30 - 12:00
Tooting Common, Bedford Hill
London,SW16 1RTUnited Kingdom
Donation
Plant Gall Survey on Tooting Common

Take a closer look at those lumps and bumps found on plants and trees and find out more! The fascinating world of the plant gall - and the organisms that form them Join Roy Vickery to look for early season galls on Tooting Common, including hopefully some of the early season sexual phase wasp galls on the oaks (Q.Robur & Q.Cerris) and some of the aphid galls on hawthorn. Roy hopes to be joined by Tommy Root of the British…

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Scarce Clovers – A walk in Blackheath

29th May, 10:00 - 12:00
All Saints Church, Blackheath, All Saints Drive
London,EnglandSE3 0THUnited Kingdom
Scarce Clovers – A walk in Blackheath

A South London walk discovering wild flowers A gentle walk to look for Blackheath's clovers and allies, which only appear at the end of May, plus other flora and fauna. Joe Beale ACIEEM is a London-based naturalist and an experienced tutor. He organises lichen surveys in London and worked on the lichen collection at the Natural History Museum while on the Identification Trainers for the Future programme. Joe has extensive experience of recording wildlife and plants in London’s parks and…

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June

Fascinating Flora – Plant Walk in St Nicholas’s Churchyard, Tooting

4th June, 11:00 - 12:30
St Nicholas Church, Tooting, Church Lane
London,EnglandSW17 9PPUnited Kingdom
Donation
Fascinating Flora – Plant Walk in St Nicholas’s Churchyard, Tooting

Find out what's growing in one of our many inner-city churchyards A third visit to one of our favorite sites   A perfect time of year to find flora as well as admire the fine trees growing in this historic cemetery. Roy is a renowned botanist specialising in plant-lore and also president of the SLBI, as well as the author of Vickery’s Folk Flora. NB Participants are limited to the numbers currently permitted by the government regarding social distancing, presently…

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Home to Many – Wild Flowers in Battersea Rise Cemetery

11th June, 11:00 - 12:30
St. Mary’s Cemetery – Wandsworth, Bolingbroke Grove
London,EnglandSW11 1HEUnited Kingdom
Free
Home to Many – Wild Flowers in Battersea Rise Cemetery

   An inner-city walk discovering more about the species growing in our     green spaces A peaceful walk discovering the beauty and origins of wild flowers Part of Wandsworth Heritage Festival Alongside some of Battersea’s former residents, Battersea Rise Cemetery is also home to many wonderful wild flowers. This walk offers the chance to learn more about them. St Mary's Cemetery opened in 1860, and was set up by St Mary's Burial Board in an area that was once part…

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A Pavement Prowl in Balham

18th June, 11:00 - 12:30
Sistova Road, Sistova Road
London,EnglandSW12United Kingdom
Donation
A Pavement Prowl in Balham

Another chance to find out about the plants growing at your feet - long may they continue A second walk around this area where we found over 50 species last year.   Roy is a renowned botanist specialising in plant-lore and also president of the SLBI, as well as the author of Vickery’s Folk Flora. NB Participants are limited to the numbers currently permitted by the government regarding social distancing, presently 6 people at 1+ metres, should that change we…

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July

A Plant Hunt for Beginners – Clapham Common

23rd July, 11:00 - 12:30
Clapham Common South Side, Clapham Common South Side
London,EnglandSW4United Kingdom
Donation
A Plant Hunt for Beginners – Clapham  Common

Does anything grow on here? A Plant Hunt for beginners. Clapham Common is usually considered to be an extensive area of mown grassland but we shall explore the south side of the Common and see what we can find. All welcome - this walk is particularly aimed at those who consider themselves to be beginners. Some rough terrain. Roy is a renowned botanist specialising in plant-lore and also president of the SLBI, as well as the author of Vickery’s Folk…

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August

A Walk in the Mole Valley – Box Hill to Leatherhead

21st August, 11:00 - 17:30
Box Hill & Westhumble, Westhumble Street
Westhumble,EnglandRH5 6BTUnited Kingdom
A Walk in the Mole Valley – Box Hill to Leatherhead

A summer's walk finding waterside plants, amongst many others, in a beautiful location A walk to enjoy riverside vegetation - one way. All Welcome.   Roy will be leading this walk discovering small teasel, Dipsacus pilosus, and greater dodder, Cuscuta europaea, also juniper, Juniperus communis, in one of its few Surrey localities, a small patch of downland flora, devastation caused by ash-dieback, Hymenoscyphus fraxineus and a commercial elder, Sambucus nigra, plantation'. Meet at Box Hill & Westhumble station at 11.15,…

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September

Fungi Foray in Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent

18th September, 13:00 - 16:00
Station Square
Petts Wood,EnglandBR5 1NAUnited Kingdom
Fungi Foray in Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent

A fungi identification walk   Our second walk of the Autumn.   Discovering fungi - A chance to find, identify and record some of the huge range of species we can find growing in various habitats in and around the UK. Around 130 species are found here every year. Petts Wood Fabrice will be leading this trip with the help of Mario Tortelli. Please bring a hand lens and dress appropriately for the weather. Meet at Petts Wood Station, at…

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Exploring the East End – The Trees and Plants of Poplar

18th September, 14:00 - 16:00
Langdon Park, Bright Street
London,EnglandE14 6UDUnited Kingdom
Exploring the East End – The Trees and Plants of Poplar

Inner City Trees - their folklore and history and other specialist waterway plants This walk will begin an exploration of London's East End, looking at trees on the streets of Poplar; how they came to be here, their stories and the traditions and folklore we have attached to them -and including the tree which gave the area its name. It will also look at some of the specialist plants of the area, some of them introduced through the docks or…

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