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18th September 2017

The Cecidological Calendar for 2017


The BPGS has an extensive programme of field meetings each year. These events are an excellent way to learn more about galls, and beginners are very welcome.


Note some events require pre-booking

Download the 2017 programme (pdf)


Saturday 23rd September Welsh Harp Reservoir (Brent Reservoir SSSI)

London NW9 at 11am. Joint meeting with London Natural History Society. Nearest train station: Hendon (network rail overground. Bedford to St Pancras Thameslink). 20 min walk from station. Or 83 bus from Hendon Central Underground station (Northern Line) - alight West Hendon Broadway. 15min walk. Meet at the bridge of Cool Oak Lane, London, NW9 7NB. Grid Reference: TQ 21862 87696.

Parking available in Woolmead Avenue, NW9 7BH (next to Cool Oak Lane). No toilets within the Welsh Harp. Bring packed lunch. Leader : Tommy Root trroot@hotmail.co.uk.


Saturday 30th September  West Norwood Cemetery

The third of the Magnificent Seven Victorian Cemeteries in London to be covered by the BPGS in the years 2015 to 2021. This cemetery is far more manicured than the two so far visited north of the river. However there are still promising-looking trees to examine. Meet at 11.00 a.m. at the cemetery entrance at TQ 320722. Post code : SE27 9JU. This is situated on the A215 just north of West Norwood Railway Station. Leave plenty of time to find parking if coming by car, not that we will have got very far ! Useful map : Explorer 161 (London South). Leader : Keith Palmer.


Sunday 22nd October  Ring Haw and Old Sulehay Nature Reserve

Fungus Foray and Gall Gallop : Wildlife Trust for Beds., Cambs. and Northants

The Reserve contains ancient woodland, grassland, old quarry areas etc. The area is in the Soke of Peterborough, in Cambridgeshire, but for recording purposes it is in Northamptonshire Vice County 32

Meeting place : TL (52) 054980

Directions:- From Wansford take the road to Yarwell. On reaching the cross roads at the village of Yarwell turn onto the Sulehay Road. Drive west for about 1.2 Km/ ¾ mile. Where the road takes a right-angle turn to the North there is a gate on the left. We have permission to drive through this and park in the Ring Haw part of the reserve. We must keep this locked at other times, so please arrive early!

Parking outside the reserve is limited. No facilities; bring lunch, wellies etc.

Leaders Roger Warren and Seán Karley  01933-225397 seankarley@tiscali.co.uk