Events Diary

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May 2019

Wednesday 15th: Monmouthshire Botany Group Botany Walk in the Angiddy Valley. Booking essential – details below*

Sunday 19th: Monmouth Bee Festival, at the Nelson Garden in Monmouth, 10am to 4pm. Details on their web site.

June 2019

Monday 3rd: Grasses, Rushes & Sedge at Wet Meadow, Trellech. Gwent Wildlife Trust course 10am to 1pm, £25 non-members of GWT, £15 GWT members. Booking essential**

Tuesday 4th: Meadow Plant Identification for Beginners at Pentwyn Farm, Penallt. Gwent Wildlife Trust course 10am to 12.30pm, £15 non-members of GWT, £10 GWT members. Booking essential**

Thursday 6th: Conservation Farming at Pentwyn Farm, Penallt. Gwent Wildlife Trust course 10.30am to 1pm, £150 non-members of GWT, £5 GWT members. Booking essential**

Tuesday 11th: Meadow Plant Identification for Intermediates at Pentwyn Farm, Penallt. Gwent Wildlife Trust course 10am to 12.30pm, £15 non-members of GWT, £10 GWT members. Booking essential**

Saturday 15th: Focus on Wildflowers – A photography course in nature at Pentwyn Farm, Penallt. Gwent Wildlife Trust course 10am to 2pm, £35 non-members of GWT, £30 GWT members. Booking essential**

Saturday 15th: Monmouthshire Botany Group Botany Walk in Loysey Wood. Booking essential – details below*

Sunday 16th: Our first Open Meadows day, in the Shirenewton area. Details

Sunday 23rd: Our second Open Meadows day, in the Trellech area. Details

Thursday 27th: Rare Plants of Henllys Bog, a guided walk around Gwent Wildlife Trust’s Henllys Bog SSSI reserve near Cwmbran, 10am to 12.30pm, £15 non-members of GWT, £10 GWT members. Booking essential**

July 2019

Saturday 13th: Monmouthshire Botany Group Botany Walk at the Canal at 14 Locks and Allt-yr-yn. Booking essential – details below*

Sunday 14th: Open Meadows day at Blaentrothy Meadows. Details

August 2019

Saturday 10th: Chepstow Show, MMG will be in the Gwent Energy tent with Bee Friendly Monmouthshire and others

Wednesday 14th: Monmouthshire Botany Group Botany Walk in the Black Mountains, at Hatterall Hill or Grwyne Fawr. Booking essential – details below*

September 2019

Saturday 14th: Usk Show, where MMG will be sharing a marquee with Bee Friendly Monmouthshire

Saturday 14th: Monmouthshire Botany Group final Botany Walk of the season, at Cwm Filkins and the fields near Blackwood. Booking essential – details below*

October 2019

Wednesday 23rd: MMG Autumn Meeting and Social, 7pm at The Priory, Monmouth


*Monmouthshire Botany Group: Botany Walks: The programme is provisional as some venues may be changed. Days start at 10am continuing until about 3-4pm.  All days are for helping to improve ID skills and recording for Atlas 2020. Booking is essential, contact Steph Tyler by email steph_tyler2001@hotmail.com.  Details on BSBI web site and the Botany Group’s Facebook page

**There are many other events organised by Gwent Wildlife Trust, SEWBReC and other conservation organisations so do check out their listings as well:

Gwent Wildlife Trust Events Calendar (external link)

South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre (SEWBReC) Events Calendar (external link)