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Plants of Hallington Reservoir, Northumberland

Sunday 17 August, 2pm-5pm.

Professor John Richards.

We will walk to the causeway, and examine the draw-down area which has a rich and fascinating flora. Here we should see one of our smallest plants, Needle Spike-rush Eleocharis acicularis in great abundance, together with Shoreweed Littorella uniflora, Marsh Yellow-cress Rorippa palustris, Marsh Speedwell Veronica scutellata, Common Fleabane Pulicaria dysenterica, Amphibious Bistort Persicaria amphibia and many other plants. If we walk sufficiently far round the perimeter, we will encounter the rare sedge Carex oederi.

Meet on the minor road 1km north of Hallington Village at NY983769 (nearest postcode for Satnav NE19 2LR), where track leads to reservoir.