Improve your tree identification skills
Can you tell an Ash tree from a Beech? A Sycamore from an Oak? Many of us can if we can get a good look at the leaves or flowers but how do you do it in the depths of winter without these signs as your guide?
Join Emilie Wadsworth of the Central Scotland Green Network Trust at Gartmorn Dam Country Park & Nature Reserve for this morning session covering the basics of identifying trees in the wintertime.
The workshop will run for approximately three hours.
When & Where?
Meet at 10am at the Gartmorn Dam Country Park Visitor Centre, near Sachie, Clackmannanshire. Follow signs for the Gartmorn Dam Country Park from the A908. Parking is available at the visitor centre, grid reference NS910940.
By public transport the nearest bus stop is in Sauchie, Alloa, approximately 1.5km from the visitor centre.
Please bring any refreshments you will require including a drink.
To get the most out of the workshop we suggest you bring a pen and notebook.
This session is out of doors so please dress sensibly for the cold, wet Scottish weather. We suggest waterproof jacket, warm layers plus a hat, scarf and gloves.
The route will be muddy and uneven in places so walking boots/stout footwear is advised.
Further details about the Gartmorn Dam Country Park and Nature Reserve can be found on Clackmannanshire Council’s website: http://www.clacksweb.org.uk/visiting/gartmorndam/
Unfortunately there are no public toilets available at this site.
Image by Robert Trevis Smith