For Herbal Medicine Awareness Week, and in conjunction with Plantlife, Anne Barker MNIMH will lead a herb walk and wildflower survey along the cycle paths between Inverleith Row and Victoria Park. BSS specialists will be on hand to help with plant identification. Open to everyone. Children should be under adult supervision. Please wear appropriate footwear.
Bamff, Perthshire (arriving 11am). Beavers were introduced to the estate in 2002. We will be shown round the estate by the owner, Paul Ramsay, and will be able to assess the impact of the animals on the ecology. Please let Maria.Chamberlain@ed.ac.uk know if you are intending to come so that transport can be rationalised.
Beginners, non-members and accompanied children are very welcome. Please bring waterproofs, strong footwear and a packed lunch. For more information about our forays and joining the group please go to the Scottish fungi website
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.
See how many rusts, smuts, mildews and other microfungi as well as the macrofungi we can find in this mixed habitat. Meet at top of Kaimes Road (NT 205736). For more details contact Stephan Helfer on 0131 248 2865.