Channel Islands 25th – 26th May 2024
led by
Anne Haden

On Saturday 25th May we shall meet at Le Charriere car park in St Ouen and head off into the sand dunes. There we should find Bupleurum baldense (Small Hare’s-ear), Anacamptis morio (Green-winged Orchid), Silene nutans (Nottingham Catchfly) and Viola kitaibeliana (Dwarf Pansy). After having lunch at Le Braye café we will move to another sandy area nearby where we hope to find Taraxacum platyglossum (Tongue-leaved Dandelion), Crassula pubescens (Jersey Pigmyweed) and Crassula tillaea (Mossy Stonecrop).

On Sunday 26th May we will meet at the car park at Beauport and go on a hunt for Ranunculus paludosus (Jersey Buttercup) and Orobanche rapum-genistae (Greater Broomrape). Other plants we might find include Juncus capitatus (Dwarf Rush), Silene gallica (Small-flowered Catchfly) and Ornithopus perpusillus (Bird’s-foot). In the afternoon we will visit Jersey’s best known site for Anacamptis laxiflora (Jersey Orchid). We should also see many wet meadow plants such as Parentucellia viscosa (Yellow Bartsia), Cuscuta epithymum (Dodder), Cyperus longus (Galingale) and possibly Oenanthe fistulosa (Tubular Water-dropwort).