One day outdoor walks are arranged during the native orchid season. The Society tries to hold these all over the country so that all members can take part if they wish. We hope that new members will take advantage of our field trips: they are an excellent introduction to the orchids across the country and an important means of meeting other enthusiasts.
We are always looking to run new field trips and to have trips in all areas of the country, so that all members participate in these. Trips can be a couple of hours or full-day, weekend or weekday. We have written guidelines available that will help you organise your field trip. If you would like to consider running a field trip please contact the Field Meetings Co-ordinator, or speak to him at any HOS meeting. We have written guidelines available that will help you organise your field trip.
General enquiries to Field Meetings Co-ordinator
These field trips are for HOS members only and must be pre-booked via email, quoting your Membership Number. Accompanying spouses/partners must also be members; it only costs £3 to upgrade to family membership. You may be asked to show your membership card so please take it with you. We hope that new members will take advantage of our field trips: they are an excellent introduction to the orchids across the country and an important means of meeting other enthusiasts. You must make your decision whether you are fit and healthy enough to participate in any particular walk. General indications of difficulty will be included with the trip details, but on the day weather and underfoot conditions may make the trip more difficult. In general you should prepare as for a remote country walk and expect uneven ground. We normally collect a voluntary donation to any organisation that maintains a site visited.
Please note that participants are responsible for their own safety. Areas visited often have no mobile signal. The leader does not carry any first-aid or emergency equipment. The leader’s role is to help you find your way around the area and help you to see more orchids than you would if you went on your own. Orchids tend to grow in wild or brownfield areas. Some trips may include steep slopes or boggy areas. Participants, if in doubt, should contact the organisation running the sites visited or look at any relevant web sites describing these places.
The field trip programme for 2024 will be added to the website once it has been published and distributed in JHOS.