Field meetings are organised to take place throughout the year. It is advisable to wear stout footware and carry waterproof clothing if wet weather is forecast. During hot weather it is essential to carry sufficient water for the day. Meetings may be cancelled due to circumstances beyond the Society's control. Click HERE for a printer friendly version of this page.
|Date & Leader||Site||Meeting GR|
|Saturday 16 March||Westhumble/Mickleham for joint meeting with the Limewood Working Group (formed in January 2005 to promote and enhance relic populations of Tilia in its native habitats). Meet at Crabtree Lane car park at top of Crabtree Lane, NW of Boxhill and Westhumble Station.||TQ15835245|
|Tuesday 23 April Jamel Guenioui||Milford, Rodborough Common (SWT) for spring ephemerals and general recording in this heathland reserve. Access to the car park is from the A283 from Milford. Access track goes under A3 and into car park. Map link: http://goo.gl/maps/zgn70||SU93744186|
|Wednesday 1 May George Hounsome||Shalford, Trunley Heath Farm (NT) recording in as many of the National Trust fields as we have time for. Meet at the StonebridgeWharf car park, down the second turning on the right, a few hundred metres after the roundabout just south of Shalford station.||SU99834655|
|Sunday 5 May ( to be confirmed) Jane McLauchlin||Oxted Downs (NT) for a final session to record the grassland ten years after the scrub clearance. Possible dates Sun 5 May and Sun 18 August but please call Jane McLauchlin on 020 8668 1431 for confirmation. NB the site is steep and we have to descend 137 steps and climb up again! Meet at Ganger's Hill car park.||TQ 3735 5411|
|Wednesday 15 May George Hounsome||Hindhead , Golden Valley(NT). Meet at the small parking area on the west side of the A287 ( Tilford Road ). The area is largely heathy wood land, with a few more open areas and falls into six monads. We plan to look at two or three of them.||SU 88573611|
|Sunday 26 May John Dicker||Headley, Nower Wood (SWT) for another of John's teaching meetings where less experienced members can improve their identification skills. Meet at the Nower Wood car park, Mill Way||TQ 19325462|
|Thursday 6 June Caroline Bateman & Geoffrey Kitchener||Lingfield, Dry Hill with Kent Botanical Recording Group. Meet at Smithers Lane where the Vanguard Way joins the road at the triangle of land just inside Surrey. We intend botanising on a circuit through remote and attractive countryside in both counties as far north as Dry Hill reservoir. NB This meeting will include a fairly long walk and a steady climb up Dry Hill.||TQ43474037|
|Saturday 22 June James Herd||Camberley, Barossa and Poors Allotment (SWT) for general recording in open dry heathland. Meet at the top of King's Ride. From A30 heading W towards Camberley, turn right onto King's Ride at traffic lights by VW garage and estate agents called Romans. Drive along King's Ride to top where road swings round to left. Park considerately by houses and meet at entry road to site.||SU87536211|
|Wednesday 3 July Paul Bartlett||Riddlesdown for general recording on chalk scrub and grassland supporting many rare species. Meet at the City of London car park at the south eastern end of Riddlesdown Road S of A2202 ( Mitchley Avenue ).||TQ32506050|
|Sunday 7 July Guy Kent||East Horsley , Sheepleas Nature Reserve (SWT) for general recording in species-rich chalk woodland and grassland. Meet at the Shere Road car park.||TQ 08445142|
|Sunday 21 July Barry Phillips||West Byfleet (Basingstoke Canal/River Wey) for aquatics. Meet at the car park North of West Byfleet Station - access from Woodlands Road or Station Road NOT from Station Approach. Time permitting we will continue to Bolder Mere. Bring weed drag and hand lens.||TQ 04186113|
|Saturday 27 July Stephen Bolton||Merstham , Spynes Mere (SWT) for general recording in this wetland nature reserve created from restored sand workings. Meet in car park at MercersCountryPark, Nutfield Marsh Road .||TQ30055180|
|Sunday 4 August Barry Phillips||Mickleham, Juniper Top (NT) for Rose workshop. In the morning we shall go to Juniper Top to look at R. rubiginosa, R. micrantha, R. canina and probable variants/hybrids. The afternoon session will be held at Juniper Hall where we shall identify what we have collected. Meet at Juniper Hall car park.||TQ17245268|
|Tuesday 6 Aug John Dicker NB 2.00 p.m. start||Great Bookham , Eastwick Allotments Lots of interesting "weeds" including Bromus catharticus (Rescue Brome), Panicum capillare (Witch Grass) and Silene noctiflora (Night-flowering Catchfly). Park considerately on the S side of Keswick Rd or in Priors Mead. Approach from Eastwick Rd turning N off the A246 at the traffic lights at TQ141544.||TQ14005470|
|Sunday 18 August||Please refer to entry for Sunday 5 May.||TQ 3735 5411|
|Sunday 1 September James Adler||Ash Ranges, Henley Park Range (SWT) for heathland species. This MoD firing range is off the A324 between Pirbright & Ash. From Pirbright, go past the Royal Oak and after a mile, look for the red and white military sign to HenleyPark on the right. Go down this track and meet at the gate. James Adler's mob number is 07968 832 605||SU934 537|
Unless otherwise stated, all meetings will start at 10.30. Please arrive by 10.15 so that we can make a prompt
start. Each meeting will contain a strong educational component to help new or less experienced members.
To end the day on a convivial note and to help members to get to know each other better, if there's a convenient pub or cafè, why not stay on for a drink after the meeting?
Please note that all those attending SBS field meetings do so at their own risk.