WATERFORD AND CORK BOTANY GROUP
This local Botany group was launched in 2008. Outings start with a session on plant identification for beginners. The first newsletter of the Waterford and Cork Botany Group has been produced and can be viewed by clicking here.
The aim of the group is to help teach people plant identification and the Irish Flora. Meetings are light hearted and relaxed. All new members are very welcome!
NEXT FIELD MEETING
SATURDAY 11th & SUNDAY 12th SEPTEMBER
DUNCANNON AND BANNOW ISLAND, CO. WEXFORD
Leader: Paul Green
The aim on Saturday will be to walk around the village of Duncannon to visit the many habitats on offer and collect as large a list of species as possible. Hay meadows with Oenanthe pimpinelloides (Corky-fruited Water-dropwort) and Rumex pulcher (Fiddle Dock), dunes with Salvia verbenaca, sea-cliffs dripping in Petroselinum crispum (Garden Parsley), and aliens around the village include Polypogon viridis (Water Bent). Meet at 11.00 am on roadside by Duncannon Fort (S728.081).
Sunday will be spent looking for and surveying Sarcocornia perennis (Perennial Glasswort) in the saltmarshes at Bannow Island. The dunes will also be explored. Meet at 11.00 am on roadside on edge of dunes on Bannow Island (S822.083). Should be easy walking on both days.
Contacts: mobile 087 7782496