owing to an urgent family issue Steve Price is now unable to lead this meeting.
Sorby Natural History Society (Sheffield)
Lichen Meeting to Reeve Edge Quarries, Danebower
Tuesday 28 June 2022
Leader: Steve Price, email: email@example.com
This upland area near the head of the River Dane was until the early 20th century the site of coal mining and quarrying activity – the quarries being for the production of sandstone roofing slates. There has been very little recording activity here and the extensive spoil heaps and outcrops in heather / acid grassland surroundings together with the river (more like a brook at this point) promise a rewarding day for both lichens and invertebrates.
Meet at 10.30am at the lay-by car park on the A54 Buxton to Congleton road – grid ref SK007698. This is about 4 miles south-west from the outskirts of Buxton.
This meeting is joint with the Sorby Invertebrate Group.
As always beginners are most welcome, bring a hand lens and a note book, as are Members wishing to study areas of interest other than lichens and invertebrates. This is an upland site and clothing adequate for wet and cold weather should be worn. The plan is for a full day meeting so do bring along a drink and lunch.
a map of the area can be viewed at: http://streetmap.co.uk/map?X=400719&Y=369787&A=Y&Z=115