Brecknock to host the BSBI Welsh AGM for 2016 near Brecon in July
Accommodation (self-catering) at the venue is from the Monday (11th July) through to the Friday (15th July) affording an excellent opportunity to explore the Brecon Beacons. (There is plenty of B&B and Hotel accommodation available locally should the main venue be fully subscribed.)
Vice County 42, the old county of Brecknock, has many different habitats, not all easy to access. The field excursions for the AGM will aim to give a good sampling of these, including places which have records from before 2000 that need updating.
The Local Nature Reserve at Vicarage meadows is remote even for Brecon residents, but will be worth the journey as a prime site in Wales for Pseudorchis albida (probably just past flowering) and Vicia orobus. Naturally unspoilt hill pasture that hosts these has plenty more to offer and several orchid species should be in flower at the meeting time.
We will also have an excursion for more adventurous members up to the peak of Cribyn in the Beacons with a chance to see (if not touch) the newly named Hieracium attenboroughianum as well as other unexpected species such as Silene uniflora which inhabit the steep northern slopes of this range.
Other field excursions will take us to Llangors Lake, which has species not found anywhere else in the region, and the banks of the Wye. There will be a visit to the nationally important Stanner Rocks NNR in neighbouring Radnorshire (VC43) as well.
The meeting will be based at ‘The Barn at Brynich’ which is on the A40 just outside Brecon.
- Monday 11th July: Optional early arrival (accommodation at the Barn is available after 16.00). A chance to arrive early and explore the Brecon Beacons landscape.
- Tuesday 12th July: Arrive any time. An informal day for settling in. There will be a local walk direct from the venue along the Brecon Canal and River Usk and a talk later in the afternoon on “The Geology of the Beacons and Black Mountains” by James Cresswell.
- Wednesday 13th July: BSBI Wales AGM (preceded by a short meeting of the Committee for Wales at 9.00) and Field Excursions. . Evening meal, Talks.
- Thursday 14th July: Breakfast (residents and non-residents) at the Barn (this is dependent on sufficient bookings) followed by more Field Excursions. Evening meal, Talks.
- Friday 15th July: Informal excursions for those that stay a little longer…
How to Book
1. Read the flyer and find out all the options:Open the Welsh AGM 2016 flyer
2. Either fill out the flyer with your choices and post to John Crellin or email your requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. You can pay using the PayPal button below, filling in the correct sum for your selection of options and events:
(Do not pay for accommodation at the Venue without confirming availability with John first.)