Staines Moor

Middlesex 18th June 2022
led by
Mark Spencer

This will be a continuation of last year's recording on this large site for the London Natural History Society’s London Flora Project. We will aim to explore the remaining parts of Staines Moor that we did not get to in 2021. Staines Moor SSSI is one of the relatively few large areas of open land left in the area. Even so, large parts are occupied by the King George VI Reservoir and the Staines Reservoirs and are now inaccessible. We will be focusing on the lower areas of the Moor (TQ0272, TQ0273, TQ0372 & TQ0373) and will be aiming to rerecord some of the rarities of the area including Groenlandia densa (Opposite-leaved Pondweed), Potamogeton spp. (Pondweeds), Catabrosa aquatica (Whorl-grass), Juncus compressus (Round-fruited Rush), Oenanthe spp. (Water-dropworts) and Persicaria spp. (Water-peppers). Suitable for beginners and experienced botanists.

Meet at Moor Lane, Staines (TQ030722) at 11:00 am. This location is about a 15 minute walk from Staines railway station. There is space for parking on Moor Lane.