Ludlow Branch

Shropshire Wildlife Trust in Ludlow

Ludlow lies on the River Teme in south Shropshire, where otters and dippers are often spotted.

Ludlow Branch run a number of talks and walks throughout the year.  The Branch also has a simple monthly email news letter which also includes other local like minded organisation's activities plus an event reminder a week before that event takes place.  If you wish to receive either of these please contact Graham on Ludlow@ShropshireWildlifeTrust.org.uk

Volunteering opportunities are available on Whitcliffe Common nature reserve in the heart of Ludlow with Friends of Whitcliffe Common. Click here to visit their website and to contact them.

LUDLOW BRANCH SHROPSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST - JANUARY 2020 NEWSLETTER  

Next Branch Event: Thursday 13th February 7.30pm – 9.30pm  

 Wild Flowers of South Shropshire.

An illustrated talk by Shropshire Botanist Fiona Gomersll on the varied flora to be found in South Shropshire. Fiona is well known to the Branch and the Trust and we look forward to her talk.  Members £3, non-members £4, students free.  Thursday 13th February at 7.30 pm,  Ludlow Mascall Centre, Lower Galdeford, Ludlow SY8 1RZ. 

Please Note: If you wish to park your car at the Mascall Centre while attending an event there, you must log your registration into a touch screen situated at the centres reception,  parking is still free!

Two Mortimer Events: both Sunday 19th January

Mortimer Forest Volunteering day - Sunday 19th of January.  There are two ways people can get involved:

  1.       Come along and volunteer with Butterfly Conservation to do some habitat clearance work between 10am and 3pm, get in touch with Rhona Goddard for details: rgoddard@butterfly-conservation.org
  2.       Join Forestry England on an introductory guided walk to have a look at some areas that have been worked on by volunteers, then join the Butterfly Conservation work party to find out what it’s all about and have a go, get in touch with Sara Pearce for details: sara.pearce@forestryengland.uk 0300 067 6977 – Booking is essential!!

One Event Mortimer Forest: Sunday 9th of February

Mark Lawley has arranged a special visit to Mortimer Forest for the users of the Forest; Mark runs the Border Bryologists Programme.  Meet at Black Pools car park (SO 497717), Mortimer Forest, off the B4361 Ludlow to Richard’s Castle road, 2 miles south-west of Ludlow.  Forestry tracks and their marginal vegetation always have a surprising diversity of bryophytes, as well as deciduous trees in the woods themselves.  Please see more details below.

BORDER BRYOLOGISTS PROGRAMME 2019-2020

Please note that on February 9th Mark has arranged a special visit to Mortimer Forest for the users of the forest.

Our meetings are to help beginners learn their mosses and liverworts, rather than high-powered recording sessions.  All are on Sundays, and start at 10.30 a.m. unless stated otherwise. Please bring sandwiches.  You may wish to bring with you a copy of the British Bryological Society’s Mosses and Liverworts of Britain and Ireland: a Field-guide (2010), files for which are also on-line at http://www.bbsfieldguide.org.uk/ (or click on the book cover of the Field-guide on the left-hand side of the BBS web-site’s home page at http://britishbryologicalsociety.org.uk/ and follow the links).

January 19th : Margaret Tregear invites us to explore a variety of habitats at New Barn Farm, Clyro (SO 195445). From Clyro turn off the A438 by the bus stop on to the Painscastle road. Fork left by the church and after about 1km turn on to the Rhosgoch road. This soon bends to the right, and then turn left just before a red post-box. Continue until you reach New Barn Farm.

February 9th : Meet at Black Pools car park (SO 497717), Mortimer Forest, off the B4361 Ludlow to Richard’s Castle road, 2 miles south-west of Ludlow.  Forestry tracks and their marginal vegetation always have a surprising diversity of bryophytes, as well as deciduous trees in the woods themselves.

March 8th : Towns and villages can be as rewarding for bryophytes as open countryside. We will put this statement to the test in Welshpool. Meet outside St. Mary’s Church (SJ 225077) at the southern end of Church Street. The churchyard and adjoining graveyard support a variety of species. Afterwards, we will find a different suite of species alongside the Montgomery Canal. Most of the car parks in Welshpool charge £4 per day, but it’s also possible to park in the street in a few places.

You are very welcome to suggest venues for future outdoor meetings; please include grid references and details for parking. In case of any queries, contact the group leader: Mark Lawley, 12 Castleview Terrace, Ludlow,SY8 2NG, Tel: 01584 876564, mrbryology

The Committee would like thank you for your continued support of the Shropshire Wildlife Trust.

Contact Graham Hubbard - Email Ludlow@ShropshireWildlifeTrust.org.uk

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