Events

Edinburgh Lecture: From ancient algae to fossil fuels

Location

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Leaders

Professor John Love, Exeter University

Date

Thu, 15/11/2018 - 18:00

John Love is Professor of Synthetic Biology at the University of Exeter, which he joined as a lecturer in 2003. He obtained his B.Sc. in Biology from the University of St.


Edinburgh Lecture: Weird Plants

Location

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Leaders

Dr Chris Thorogood, Oxford University

Date

Thu, 18/10/2018 - 18:00

Our green planet is home to a dazzling diversity of flowering plant species. This talk will explore the bizarre, the sinister and the mysterious side of the plant world.


Fungus Foray

Location

West Linton - Lyne Dale Woods

Leaders

Dr Stephan Helfer

Date

Sun, 16/09/2018 - 11:00

Meet at the start of "The Loan" - NT14915203 off the A702. Postcode EH46 7DR. (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/55°45'15.2"N+3°21'25.9"W/@55.754234,-3.3593827,516m)
Please note post codes are useful for satnavs but not always precise for field meetings.
Please wear clothing and footwear suitable for a muddy woodland walk, bring a packed lunch, and an ID book and pocket lens if you have one.


Edinburgh Lecture: The Orchid Hunter: from a gap year adventure to conservation genetics

Location

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Leaders

Leif Bersweden, Royal Botanic Garden, Kew

Date

Thu, 13/09/2018 - 18:00

On one of the strangest pre-university gap years you’ve ever heard of, Leif Bersweden spent the summer of 2013 hunting down all 52 species of wild orchid native to Britain and Ireland. He introduces his book, The Orchid Hunter, which tells the personal tale of this summer long quest.


Field meeting: Cammo Bioblitz

Location

Cammo Estate, Edinburgh

Leaders

David Chamberlain

Date

Sun, 19/08/2018 - 11:00

This will be a whole day drop-in event, lasting until at least 4.00pm

Aims: to record the higher plants and bryophytes in the Estate which comprises the Policies of the burnt out shell of Cammo House. These contain open but manicured woodland including an arboretum, extensive meadow areas, streams and a water feature.


Field meeting: Glasgow Urban Flora (II)

Location

Glasgow

Leaders

John Grace (BSS) and Michael Phillip (BSBI)

Date

Sun, 05/08/2018 - 10:00

August 5th Sunday all day. Joint meeting with BSBI in the Broomhouse area of Glasgow.
Survey of tracks/paths, woodland, grassland, wet areas, waste ground in squares NS6662, NS6762 and NS6663, NS6763.

Meet at 10 am, at foot of Beefeater Black Bear car park, address 601 Hamilton Rd, Uddington, Glasgow G71 7SA, Grid Ref: NS678624


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


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