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REMINDER: Two walks this week

Roy Vickery will be leading two plant walks in the London Borough of Wandsworth later this week:

Friday 16 October:  Signs of Autumn, Tooting Common.

Report:  Only one person booked for this walk, but we had a pleasant 75 minutes or so wandering around part of the Common, looking mainly at trees.

Saturday 17 October:  Mainly Trees, Battersea Park. Fully booked.

Report:  Five people, the maximum permitted, turned up for this walk, and spent a two hours or so discussing trees in the southwest corner of the Park, these included cornelian cherry (Cornus mas) from Europe, and Kentucky coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus) from North America, the latter  being identified for us by veteran tree-walk enthusiast Irene Kettle.

For details see the Events page on this website.

Image:  medlar, Mespilus germanica, Battersea Park, October 2020.

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