Daws Hall Reserve Wildflower and Nature Walk
Time & Location
About the Event
Saturday 7 August - Daws Hall, Lamarsh, near Bures, Essex CO8 5EX The leader will be Stephen Clarkson, CNHS Botanical Recorder. For further information and booking contact plants@CNHS.uk
Meet at Daws Hall, on Henny Road, Lamarsh at 10.30am and park with care on the lawn area. This 25 acre site is a private nature reserve initiated by retired Major Iain Grahame and has been in operation as an educational centre for young people for many years to let them get to grips with nature first hand. The reserve comprises diverse habitats of woodland, a wonderful wild flower meadow which will be a sea of colour with Chalk Knapweed and Perforate St John’s-wort, a dipping pond with several species of water plants together with the adjoining River Stour. The flood meadow is a site for native Yellow Rattle. It is also one of the few sites in Essex to show Greater Dodder, which parasitises Nettle, if we are lucky enough to find it!
There are toilets on site and stout footwear should be adequate for visiting this reserve. Bring a picnic lunch with you as there is no provision for refreshments at Daws Hall itself. This may be a joint visit with the Essex Field Club.