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LNHG field trip: Springtime at Kilmartin :   Saturday 20th April 2019

Hosted by Carl Farmer

After a long winter of peering at lichens, bryophytes, fungal brackets and crusts, our attention turns to signs of spring which hopefully will be all around us with plants flowering, bees buzzing, hoverflies hovering, and birds, including summer visitors, singing and nest-building.

Among the less common plants we may see in flower are Townhall Clock, Alternate-leaved Golden Saxifrage, Three-nerved Sandwort, and Woodruff, together with some interesting ferns.

Date and time: Sat 20 Apr, 10.00 a.m.

Meeting place: Coming from the north on the A816, drive through Kilmartin passing the museum and then the church on your right. Immediately after these there is a parking area on your right, at the top of the hill (NR 835 988). Meet there.

Terrain: Not all on paths. May be muddy, slippery, rough, steep, wet. Possible hazards include thorns, ticks, dangerous discarded items, and all other conditions that may be encountered in the countryside. If you are coming on this field trip please read our Health and Safety Policy on http://lnhg.org.uk/health-and-safety-policy.htm

To bring: Packed lunch, hot drink, clothing for all weathers, stout waterproof footwear, camera, binoculars, hand lens, GPS, ID books, notebook, insect repellent (all optional)

Please car-share as much as possible. Lifts available from various places, please ask or offer.

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