Sunday July 22, 2018
Start: 10:30
End: 15:00

On behalf of the East Cornwall Mining History Association (ECMHA), after such a successful visit and survey in late spring last year, we have been invited back for a second visit.

It's a different time of year and so the emphasis changes to reflect the later season. Does anyone know of a bee expert who would join us? 


Outline programme (may be subject to change) :

Thursday July 26, 2018
Start: 09:30
End: 16:00

Another botanical group walk, this time in the area around Tregeare which is to the north of Laneast down and east of Egloskerry. There are some remnants of downland left but access is mainly limited to footpaths and lanes. Away from the influence of the moors, the land is less acidic so expect some different plants. Great opportunity to learn more species.

As before, all are welcome but it helps to have an interest in plants and wild flowers. We do record other species if we can recognise them.

Tuesday August 14, 2018
Start: 09:30
End: 16:00


Botanical walk in the area north of Altarnun with Ian Bennallick and the Botanical Cornwall Group. All welcome but best if you have some interest in wild flowers... (Other species like birds and butterflies are recorded as well!)

We will meet just after 9:30am to leave promptly at 10am. Looking at the map, I can see some areas that look a little wet and often, that's where the interesting plants are. Might be wise to wear wellies.

Saturday August 18, 2018
Start: 10:00
End: 13:00

Can't believe it is three years and one month since we did the pond surveys at Truscott. And of course this year, with such hot and dry weather, are the ponds still watered?

Joe reports that the old pond is very low and silted but the newer pond has a good depth of water in it still. For those who did not visit last time, the pond and larger verge have a history as a drovers road and this was an area to stop and water the livestock.

Tuesday August 21, 2018
Start: 09:30
End: 16:00

The last botanical walk in our general area this summer although Ian often runs walks through into winter when it is surprising how much can be found.

But this is still August and another opportunity for people to improve their wild flower ID skills. Not sure where exactly Ian will take us but he may include part of Kit Hill (We did the other sides last year). Quite a post undustrial site with mines all around.

Always check with Ian if the weather forecast is poor and let him know if you need to leave early. 

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