BSS

Extra Field Meeting - Water of Leith - Wed Aug 1st

Location

Bonnington to Victoria Bridge

Leaders

Natalie Harmsworth (TWIC)

Date

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 17:30

Site details: Urban section of the Water of Leith between Bonnington Bridge and Victoria Bridge in the north of the city of Edinburgh.

Leader: Natalie Harmsworth, email: natalie@wildlifeinformation.co.uk, tel: 07833019493


Field meeting: Loch Glascarnoch

Location

Loch Glascarnoch

Leaders

Brian Ballinger

Date

Thu, 05/07/2018 - 10:30

This is an all day meeting, starting at 10:30h. The paths are mainly good but may be rough in places; about 3 miles. Meet at Glascarnoch Car Park by dam at east of loch NH344 704. Details from brian@garrickwood.org.uk

Please wear walking shoes and come equipped for the weather - waterproof clothing, sunscreen, insect repellant etc. Bring a packed lunch too.


Field meeting: Stob a choin, West Perthshire

Location

Stob a choin, Inverlochlarig, West Perthshire

Leaders

John Holland

Date

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 10:00

This is a rough, steep and boggy walk, likely to take 7 hours or more, with many arctic-alpine species. The area has not been well-botanised since before 2000, so the visit will focus on plant recording. Booking is essential, please contact john.holland@sruc.ac.uk


Field meeting: Carnoustie - urban flora and shore

Location

Carnoustie

Leaders

Brian Ballinger

Date

Tue, 26/06/2018 - 19:00

This evening meeting is held jointly with the Dundee Naturalists' Society. Further information from brian@garrickwood.org.uk.
The meeting place is the shore car park opposite the railway station, on the shore side of the level crossing. NO565 344


Field meeting: Strathpeffer

Location

Strathpeffer

Leaders

Brian Ballinger and Mary Dean

Date

Sat, 23/06/2018 - 10:00

This is a partly urban meeting, with woodland and wetland too. Mainly good paths, but may be rough in places.
This meeting is held jointly with the BSBI.
Come prepared with clothing and footwear suitable for the terrain and weather. Bring a packed lunch too. Please book your place with brian@garrickwood.org.uk


Field meeting: Melrose, Urban Flora, River and Abbey

Location

Melrose

Leaders

John Grace

Date

Sun, 17/06/2018 - 10:30

To get to Melrose by car take the A68. DO NOT go via Gattonside because you will encounter a bridge closure and be directed on a tortuous diversion. INSTEAD continue on the A68, pass over the river, proceed 1 km to the roundabout and follow signs to Melrose.


Field meeting: North Berwick

Location

North Berwick, urban flora, coast and woodland

Leaders

John Grace and Barbara Sumner

Date

Sun, 10/06/2018 - 10:30

This is an all day meeting, to record plants for the urban flora project.

North Berwick, Sunday 10th June, 10:30 to 16:30 h.


Rust Workshop

Location

Bridgend Farm House, Edinburgh

Leaders

Cameron Diekonigin

Date

Sat, 09/06/2018 - 09:45

This is a repeat of last year's workshop which was oversubscribed. Book soon with Cameron at camerondk1@gmail.com. There will be a charge of £5 for photocopied notes or £9 for the original BMS guide. If the event is again over-subscribed Cameron will re-run the workshop on Sunday 10th June. Further details will be supplied on booking.


5th June 2018 St Andrews Lecture: The Forgotten Forests of Latin America - Conservation Issues in Latin American Dry Forests

Location

St Andrews

Leaders

Prof. Toby Pennington, University of Exeter

Date

Tue, 05/06/2018 - 19:30

LAST MINUTE CHANGE OF VENUE PLEASE NOTE We have just been advised the BSS/Friends lecture on 5th June (tomorrow) has had to be moved from Chemistry to Physics Theatre B, due to asbestos problems. The Physics, and its car park, is on the upper tier of buildings in the North Haugh, University of St Andrews KY16 9SS.


Grasses ID workshop

Location

Holyrood Park Education Centre

Leaders

Faith Anstey

Date

Sat, 02/06/2018 - 10:00

Join us to learn how to identify grasses with Faith Anstey. This workshop runs from 10:00 to 16:30.
Spaces are limited, so booking is essential. Please book with Maria.Chamberlain@ed.ac.uk - charge £25; £17 for students.


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