Musselburgh: Coastal Ecology and Wildflowers Walk
Join Ecologist Leonie Alexander to discover what wildflowers and other life can be found along the shore at Musselburgh. This walk is organised by Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the Restoration Forth project, restoring seagrass and native oyster habitats in the region. We will explore some of the coastal ecology and find out what’s growing along this section of the coast.
Leonie has worked as an Ecological consultant for over 20 years and more recently as Urban Biodiversity Project Officer at RBGE. She is currently a freelance ecologist involved in Restoration Forth and Lauriston Farm – a regenerative agriculture project in Edinburgh.
Restoration Forth is an ambitious project to start restoring health and biodiversity to the Firth of Forth, it will forge new connections between local communities and the sea. Restoration Forth is managed by WWF, in partnership with scientists, charities, government agencies, and most importantly local community groups.
The meeting point for this walk is Fisherrow Harbour, this is readily accessible via public transport between East Lothian and Edinburgh. This walk will be along the beach with some uneven, rocky or slippery surfaces. Please enquire if you are unsure if this walk will be suitable for you.
Tickets are free but must be booked here