Fancy taking part in a Bioblitz?

Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture is situated on farmland just outside Edinburgh near Ingliston and they’re looking for your help! They’re hoping to carry out a Bioblitz (or an intensive survey over the course of the day to record all forms of biodiversity they can manage e.g. insects, birds, plants, fungi) one weekend in late August or early September. Expert and amateur volunteers are welcome to help build a picture of the biodiversity present on the site. If you’d like to take part or want more information please email

Walks in Dalkeith Oaks

Take a walk in the Oak Wood in Dalkeith Country Park with artist Anne Gilchrist.

Dalkeith Country ParkSee the landscape in a new way by coming across site-specific paintings, which were
created in this woodland. Dalkeith Country Park 3

Dalkeith Country Park 2Get closer to nature – discover how a landscape is made up of many details, which come together and are interconnected.

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th April 2016 – 2pm-5pm on both days – Cost: £12 (£8)
Walk is over rough ground. Wear clean outdoor footwear, warm clothing and bring waterproofs.  Tea/coffee will be provided. No dogs. Children over the age of 10 (this is primarily intended as an event for adults).

To book a place ring 07955193160 or e-mail

Wild Food and Medicine Courses

Anna Canning who has delivered a couple of excellent lectures to Lothians Group over the years, is running two wild food and medicine courses this autumn in Edinburgh, on Sat 29 August, and Sat 24 October. Both courses will be based at the Water of Leith Conservation Trust visitor centre, Lanark Road.

These courses are always very lively and hands-on. The charge (on a sliding scale depending on your income) includes a full day’s tuition, food and refreshments, course notes/recipes and links for following up particular areas of interest.
Please see attached flyer for more information Wild&WonderfulDAYcourses_2015