Taraxacum training and recording weekend, Orton, Peterborough

Northamptonshire 21st – 24th April 2023
led by
John Richards, Sarah Lambert

This is the ninth long weekend dedicated to the genus Taraxacum, and the first to be held in the English Midlands.  In general, the dandelion flora of counties lying between Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Derbyshire is not well-known, and Northamptonshire has only 64 records of 42 species. Consequently there is the potential to make many new records and to fill in important gaps in species distributions. We aim to visit a variety of habitats including well-known species-rich limestone grasslands, flood meadows, country lanes and urban sites. We will be centred on Orton Hall Hotel and spa, which also provides pub-style meals and a room where we can meet in the evening. Alternative accommodation is available in local villages such as Helpston and Ufford.