Avonmouth

Our second field meeting of the year will be a ‘Pot Luck’ meeting – where precisely we go will depend on what looks best during the week. Meet at ST521784 on Avonmouth Way beside St Brendan’s Roundabout.
First we can look at roadside halophytes and see if Tall Ramping-fumitory Fumaria bastardii (not known in Gloucestershire outside Avonmouth) is still there and in flower. Then we can move through the Trading Estates in search of recently disturbed ground and weeds and some of the alien plants Avonmouth was famous for. Then there’s a footpath nearby across an undeveloped traditional landscape of fields, rhines and droves, and a brownfield area with a species mix you won’t find in the National Vegetation Classification.

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