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Botany

Sue Blackwell discovers new Island plant

Sue has found a plant new to the Island, and to the UK, growing on the south facing bank of Ryde Canoe Lake.

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A Sunday with the Bradford Botany Group!

18 members of the Bradford Botany Group, on a long weekend visit to the IOW,spent 21st June botanising in St. Lawrence with Dave and Hazel Trevan.Their route took them through Charles Wood to Binnel Bay, along the coast to Woody Bay,the “Cocks Eggs Site(  a private garden), up to Pelham Woods,and then a steep walk along the base of the cliffs to the Field Cowheat site, where they had lunch.The walk then proceeded across the  Shute to the top cliff and High Hat, before descending back into the village.

They succeeded in climbing every rocky outcrop, including the Sugar Loaf to record and see the views!

Andrew Kafel.Chairman of the group,on a rock outcrop

Andrew Kafel.Chairman of the group,on a rock outcrop Photo:Hazel Trevan

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Ian Boyd tells us about broomrapes

The broomrapes are up and about in hedgerows and roadside verges and it’s a good time to track them down.

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Visit of Wild Flower Society

Seven members of the Wild Flower Society visited the Island last weekend for two days of botanising, led by Colin Pope. (more…)