Local meeting organiser: Ambroise Baker (email@example.com)
Saturday 10 September: Paper reading session and AGM.
Sunday 11 September: Field trip to South Gare.
Field meeting at South Gare
This site is located at the extreme north-east tip of vc 62 (North-east Yorkshire) and has a range of artificial and semi-natural habitats, including dunes, dune slacks, grasslands, saltmarshes, ponds, reed beds, slag ‘pavements’, slag ‘outcrops’, etc. Bryological highlights include, for example, extensive lawns of Distichium inclinatum (but rarely found with capsules), Drepanocladus polygamus on marshy grounds, a 1998 record of Aloina brevirostris and the first and only vice-county record of Tortella flavovirens. However, the site has not been fully explored bryologically and may well reward us with interesting findings.
There is a vascular plant flora of South Gare that provides interesting background information about the history of the sites and its habitats (Barlow, 2021: https://bsbi.org/wp-content/uploads/dlm_uploads/2021/04/Flora-of-South-Gare-2021.pdf).
The Teesside area is also the perfect gateway to explore the North Yorkshire coast, the North York Moors, and the only English site for Mielichhoferia elongata.
To register your interest and/or for further information please contact Ambroise Baker: firstname.lastname@example.org.