Admire the Mire: The Plants of Ramscombe Mire

Set up in 2020, the mire at Ramscombe is one of Friends of the Quantocks’ conservation projects to protect the rare plants found in this habitat. 

Join John Andrews, Friends of the Quantocks Chairman, looking at the plants of our Ramscombe mire. At this time of year, if the summer is not too dry, the flowers should be at their best. The mire holds about 90 different species, most of them dependent on wet conditions, some easy to identify, some not so! 

We will then continue to look at an area of mire outside the conservation area to see the difference in biodiversity and the opportunity our mires represent. As a charity we are funding and overseeing the ecological surveying of all Quantock mires this year; we hope this will provide insight across the AONB and potentially lead to further conservation work for these important habitats.

Places are very limited to ensure we protect this fragile habitat so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Please wear footwear suitable for pludging about and bring a hand-lens if you have one. It is only a short easy walk from the car park at Crowcombe Park Gate but some of the ground may be uneven. 

Events are taking place on Friday 30th June at 2.30pm and Wednesday 5th June at 7pm, please book your place here.