20 June 2002
Leader Judith Allinson
| This Site of Special Scientific Interest is famous
internationally, and we were lucky enough to have the guidance of professional
botanist Dr. Judith Allinson for the field trip to this high limestone site.
It is probably not an exaggeration to say that up to a hundred species can
be seen in June. Amateur interest in wild flowers is one thing but to have
the rare Limestone Fern and Baneberry pointed out is another. Although we
did not see it, it was exciting enough to learn that Frog Orchid grows there,
however I was told independently that was not the rarest plant there. But
that is meat for the experts.
Locally, Craven Conservation Group welcomes new members. They regularly organise outings concerned with all aspects of natural history interest. They can be contacted on:-www.craven-conservation-group.org.uk or by contacting Robert Starling at 01729 823085. Judith is a key member.