Leaders: Jonathan Sleath & John Norton
Shortheath Common SSSI is a valley mire complex with associated heath and woodland on an area of sand and clay overlying early Cretaceous Folkstone Sandstone. There is quite a variety of habitats and there should be enough to occupy us for a day. There are extensive Sphagnum dominated areas and existing records of the usual species one would expect, as well as old records of Cephaloziella spinigera and Cephaloziella elachista which it would be nice to refind. Wellington boots are advisable if you do not want your feet to get wet.
Meet at 10.00am at the main car park at SU774369 beside the pond used by anglers. Please email email@example.com if you plan to attend. The meeting may be postponed if the weather is bad.