Field

Urban Flora Walk 2: Edinburgh Castle Rock and The Royal Mile

Location

Edinburgh Old Town

Leaders

Prof. John Grace and Dr Richard Milne

Date

Sun, 01/06/2014 - 10:00

We will explore the hidden flora of Edinburgh’s Old Town. We will join Jean Bareham of Greenyonder Tours and profit from her extensive local knowledge of the area. Meet at the entrance to the Castle at the top of the Royal Mile. Tour costs will be met by the Society for all BSS members. There will be a charge of £5 for non-members.


Identifying Wild Flower Families Workshop

Location

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Leaders

Dr Faith Anstey

Date

Sun, 18/05/2014 (All day)

This spring the BSBI has joined forces with Plantlife to offer fascinating one-day workshops led by Dr Faith Anstey, to help you learn how to identify wild flowers by studying the families they belong to.


John Muir Bioblitz, Lionthorn Woods, Falkirk

Location

Lionthorn Woods, Falkirk

Leaders

Dan Jackman

Date

Sun, 04/05/2014 - 10:00 - 16:00

As part of Nature-Fest and the John Muir Way Events 2014, Lionthorn Community Woodland Association is organising a bioblitz for Sunday 4th May in our woods.

This is a great opportunity to show the local community the range of biodiversity on their doorstep and hopefully encourage interest in local wildlife and wildlife recording.


Identifying Wild Flower Families Workshop

Location

St Andrews Botanic Gardens

Leaders

Dr Faith Anstey

Date

Sun, 04/05/2014 (All day)

This spring the BSBI has joined forces with Plantlife to offer fascinating one-day workshops led by Dr Faith Anstey, to help you learn how to identify wild flowers by studying the families they belong to.


Identifying Wild Flower Families Workshop

Location

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Leaders

Dr Faith Anstey

Date

Sun, 27/04/2014 (All day)

This spring the BSBI has joined forces with Plantlife to offer fascinating one-day workshops led by Dr Faith Anstey, to help you learn how to identify wild flowers by studying the families they belong to.


Urban Flora Walk 1

Location

Colinton Dell, Water of Leith Walkway, Edinburgh

Leaders

Dr Vladimir Krivtsov

Date

Sun, 06/04/2014 - 11:00

Joint meeting with Fungus Group of South East Scotland

Parking will be on in the small car park, off Gillespie Road. Take the small road off Gillespie Road before you cross the bridge (coming in from Lanark Road).


Field Meeting: Plant Fossils of Fife, East Wemyss

Location

East Wemyss

Leaders

Dr. Chris Jeffree

Date

Sat, 26/10/2013 - 11:00

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...


Field Meeting: Belhaven Bay

Location

West Barns, Belhaven Bay

Leaders

Dr Richard Milne

Date

Sat, 21/09/2013 - 10:20

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.


Field Meeting: Fungal Foray and Food for Free

Location

Humbie Woods

Leaders

Neville Kilkenny

Date

Sat, 24/08/2013 - 10:30

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.


Field Meeting: Urban Allotments and Environs

Location

Midmar Morningside, Edinburgh

Leaders

Prof. John Grace

Date

Sun, 11/08/2013 - 11:00

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 jgrace@ed.ac.uk.


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