july, 2019

07jul2:00 pm3:30 pmBotanical Discovery walk - Cramond

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Event Details

Join the Edinburgh Shoreline project for a botanical discovery walk at Cramond Beach. The area is an important sand dune habitat, with lots of associated plant species. The Royal Botanic Garden’s Leonie Alexander will walk and talk us through the plants we find and their importance to the coastal ecosystem, as well as the issues currently faced in the area by invasive non-native species. She will also talk about some exclusion zones we have recently created to avoid wear to the coastal grassland and some experiments we are doing to see how well some of the damaged areas grow back.

Meet at Cramond Pier, beside the slope which leads down to the South West Corner of the beach. Please wear sturdy shoes, suitable clothing and bring a drink with you.

Feel free to bring hand lenses with you if you have them, but we will provide some for those who don’t. You may also want to bring binoculars with you, as the birdlife down here is also great to watch!

Booking is essential, so please book your free place on: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/botanical-discovery-walk-cramond-tickets-62505852688

Time

(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Location

Cramond Beach

Cramond Village

Organizer

Edinburgh Shoreline

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