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The Backs field studies 28th August

Our field studies visits to the Backs continue on Sunday, August 28.  This is an afternoon excursion and we will be visiting Clare College, parts of the Backs and some churchyards. 

College visits mean that booking is required, as group numbers are limited by the colleges.  If you would like to come, please contact Jonathan Shanklin ( who will place you in an appropriate place on the list, with priority given to CNHS members.  If you are successful in booking you will receive details of where and when to meet. 

The field studies aim to record the natural history of the area, and this one will focus on the flora, though we will try and identify other things as well.  They also aim to introduce members to this natural history and how to identify species.  With the continuing drought, it is currently a question of identifying the dead plants!