Events

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


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.


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