A free event in the John Hope Gateway Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 September 2011
Ferns were around long before the dinosaurs and are still found in most environments today. Discover the secrets of their success with activities, demonstrations and displays that will introduce fern biology, reproduction and evolution.
Bellhaven Bay, Dunbar. Meet outside the West Barns Inn on Duke St (A1087), NT654781. Start time **approx 11.00 am. The main attractions here are the only plant of Crithmum maritimum ever recorded from the coast of E Scotland and naturalised Clematis tangutica; also Trifolium fragiferum and plentiful saltmarsh plants.
Meet outside Subway by the main roundabout (on the A6095) at the Fort Kinnaird shopping centre (NT310716) at 1pm. The main highlights are non-native species, with Hypericum olympicum and Verbascum virgatum among fully naturalised species, plus rare established species too numerous to mention.
Dr Hugh McAllister, University of Liverpool and Ness Botanic Garden and Mr Ted Brabin, Amateur Botanist
Thu, 19/05/2011 - 17:30
Lecture by Dr Hugh McAllister, University of Liverpool and Ness Botanic Garden and Mr Ted Brabin, Amateur Botanist, entitled: Part 1 Why birches are a confused and confusing group... Part 2 ...and its not only birches that are confused and confusing!