Current Programme 2022-2023
Sunday 8 May Oakley Wood NR.
Park carefully, as it can be crowded, near the entrance to the Crematorium on the B4087, south of Leamington Spa, SP30175953 postcode CV33 9QP.
Sunday 28 August Wappenbury Wood NR.
Park at the end of Burnthurst Lane, near Princethorpe, SP381709, postcode CV23 9QA.
Sunday 11 September Tile Hill Wood, Coventry
Meet in the lay-by in Banner Lane, Tile Hill, Coventry, opposite Avalon Court Care Home which has a postcode of CV4 9YQ, SP275788. There is room for about six cars, but there is plenty of other parking nearby.
Sunday 25 September Sutton Park,
Enter the park by the Boldmere Gate, pass Powell's Pool on your left and the Miller and Carter pub/restaurant and continue passing a few parking spots (usually full) and turn left into the first tarmac road on your left and park here by the model aircraft field. Boldmere Gate is on Stonehouse Road, off Monmouth Drive, which runs along the southern edge of the park, at B73 6LH, SP106954.This will be a joint meeting with the Birmingham group.
Sunday 16 October Pooley Country Park and Dordon Churchyard.
We will meet in the car park near the visitor centre and toilets at the end of Pooley Lane, Polesworth, B78 1JA, SK257035. There is a small cafe serving snacks. Do not follow the information online for the Wildlife Trust reserve as this will take you to the other end of the reserve. There is cashless (cards only) parking of £2.50p per day. St. Leonard's church in Dordon is in Long Street, Dordon at B78 1SL, and we will park in the road outside the church. If we have time, there is a grazed meadow nearby with some dung species to investigate.
Sunday 30 October Draycott Meadows NR.
LR 140, at SP448706, Popehill Lane, postcode CV23 9RB. Park on the road by the gate into the meadow.
Sunday 6 November New Fallings Coppice NR. (Clowes WoodD NR) and Salter Street Church LNR.
Do not park at the WWT car park as it is small and usually full. Instead we will meet in the Earlswood Lakes Car Park at 69 Malt House Lane, B94 5RZ, SP110739 near the children's playground. Recently there has been a lot of remedial work at the reservoir and there have been road closures nearby Details for Salter Street church will follow later.
Sunday 20 November Ufton Fields NR and Ufton Churchyard
A mixed site with woodland and short turf. Park in the car park in Ufton Fields Lane at SP378615, CV33 9PU After lunch we will investigate the churchyard and the field behind it that used to contain Lycoperdon pratense and Bovista plumbea.
Sunday 4 December Bannams Wood
Park by the wood entrance on the minor road south of Morton Bagot, south of Oldberrow Church at SP111639. The postcode for High Fields Farm near the parking spot is B80 7EL.
Sunday 18 December Ryton Wood NR.
Access is via a narrow lane south-west of the A423 Oxford Road about ¾ mile south of the A445/A423 roundabout SP386728, CV8 3EP.
January 2023 AGM
Time and venue to be arranged.
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