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Botany at Branton

Sunday 30 June, 2.00-4.00pm

With Chris Metherell

Branton Lakes Nature Reserve is a former sand and gravel quarry.  It was planted in the 1990s not only with native plants but also with a number of alien species. Many of these still survive and occasionally new ones appear from the seed bank; Hoary cinquefoil  Potentilla argentea, for example, was found only last year.

On this field trip, we hope to have the chance to examine some of the waterweeds for which the ponds are well known, such as Opposite-leaved pondweed Groenlandia densa and rigid hornwort Ceratophyllum demersum.

Chris Metherell is the Botanical Recorder for North Northumberland, and is President of the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland.

N.B. end time is an estimate.

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