East Wemyss foreshore boulders provide a wealth of Carboniferous plant fossils, about 335 million years old. We hope to find roots, stems and leaves of the giant club moss Lepidodendron; horsetail stem and leaves, Calamites; fronds of seed ferns, Neuropteris (Pteridospermatophyta); and more...
Highlights include a single patch of Crithmum maritimum nearing its northern limit on the East Coast, Trifolium fragiferum, and a large naturalised patch of Clematis tangutica. Meet 10.20 at Leith St., Edinburgh to catch X6 bus, OR Meet 11.25 at Car Park opposite West Barns Inn, West Barns [NT 655781]. Enquiries to R.Milne@ed.ac.uk.
Fungal Foray and Food for Free, Humbie Woods. Leader: Neville Kilkenny. We will survey the mycoflora of Humbie woods, looking out for any edibles. If we find any, we may finish the day with tastings chez Chamberlain. Meet 10.30am at the car park of Humbie Church NT462637. Please let us know if you intend to come so that we can share transport. Enquiries to Maria.Chamberlain@ed.ac.uk.
Urban Allotments and Environs, Midmar Morningside. Leader: Prof. John Grace. We will look at the flora of Midmar/West Mains Road allotments and then walk up and around Blackford Hill and Hermitage. Finally we will end up at the Midmar Allotment cabin for a barbecue. Meet 11am at Gate 1, Midmar Drive, EH10 1AB. Enquiries to email@example.com.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), 20a Inverleith Row
Dr. Chris Jeffree
Sat, 29/06/2013 - 10:30 - 16:00
An introduction to plant photography followed by a practical session in the garden (10.30am-4pm). Bring your camera and packed lunch. Numbers will be limited to 12. Meet 10.30 am at the Royal Botanic Garden, 20A lnverleith Row, Board Room. Enquiries to C.Jeffree@ed.ac.uk. Please book with Maria.Chamberlain@ed.ac.uk.
Tour and botanical survey of the grounds. Pishwanton, at the foot of the Lammermuir Hlils, is an eco-centre belonging to the Life Science Trust. We will be shown round the centre with its magnificent eco-buildings and will attempt to record the plants that grow there. Meet 11am at the entrance (NT 537 649). Please contact Maria.Chamberlain@ed.ac.uk to coordinate transport.