Conchological Society Field meeting, Lower Smite Farm

09 May 2009 09:30 - 08 May 2009 23:00

Location: Lower Smite Farm, Worcester. Grid ref. SO 889590

Event description

The farmhouse and buildings at Lower Smite Farm form the headquarters of the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust which also farms the surrounding 125 acres in an environmentally friendly fashion. The farm is a mixture of pasture and arable with a series of hedges, ditches and ponds. Although some agrichemicals have been used the farm has escaped intensive cultivation. Molluscicides have not been used. The plan for the day is to sample a series of sites throughout the farm to give a picture of the molluscs of a fairly ordinary patch of central Worcestershire: a change from ancient woods and limestone grasslands.

Lower Smite Farm lies just north of Worcester near junction 6 on the M5 motorway. From the roundabout over the M5 follow the A 4538 NW (signposted Droitwich) for about a mile. Brown signs to Lower Smite Farm with the Wildlife Trust's badger logo are situated on the SW side of the road indicating a turn on the opposite side of the road. Follow this minor road for about 400 metres to the farm buildings on the left labelled Worcestershire Wildlife Trust. Enter and park! Bring suitable outdoor clothing for a country walk, and lunch.

This is a joint meeting with our affiliates the Conchological Society of Great Britain & Ireland.

The AES is not involved with the organisation of this event but will be attending.

Organisation details

This event was not organised by the AES. Please contact the event organiser if you have any queries.

Event organiser: Conchological Society of Great Britain & Ireland

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