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Events 30 July – 1 August

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Two events coming up in Shropshire, both organised by the local branch of the Council for the Preservation of Rural England, at the end of the month:

Friday 30 July, Plant-lore of our English Hedgerows , 2-4 p.m.  at Treverward, near Clun.

Saturday 31 July, Plant-lore of of our English Hedgerows,  10 a.m. – 12 noon, at Bishops Castle.

Report:  Both of these walks were well attended, and enjoyed by all participants, even though the Friday walk extended to about two-and-a-half hours.  At the end of each walk some participants were able to contribute interesting material to P-LA; thanks to them, and to Sarah Jameson of  Shropshire CPRE, who organised the events, and Rob Rowe who with his partner Rosa provided transport and accommodation.

And one event in London on 1 August:

Tree Walk on Tooting Common, London Borough of Wandsworth, 2.30 – c. 4 p.m.

Report:  About 15 people turned up for the start of the walk, but about two-thirds of them dropped out before the end two hours later.  We started by examining an alder, Alnus glutinosa, on which a keen-eyed participant spotted two parent bugs, Elasmucha grisea, with their offspring, and concluded by examing a Mongolian lime, Tilia mongolica, the relatively recent planting of which is something of a mystery as it’s claimed that only native trees are planted on the Common.

For further details see the Events page on this website.

Image: view across Bishops Castle to the Shropshire Hills,  from Rob and Rosa’s garden, July 2021.

Updated 16 March 2022.

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