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SUMMER EXCURSIONS 2017

Saturday 8th April; McManus Collections Unit. Barrack Street, Dundee
Leader - David Lampard. Meet 10.00am.
Morning behind the scenes looks at the Natural history collections, concentrating on the moth and butterfly collection of Dr Derek Robertson.

Saturday 22nd April; Kelpies and Falkirk wheel, Canal walks.
Leader - Margaret Bainbridge. Bus 9.00am.
NB.There is a chance to ride the Falkirk wheel, if there are 15 or more members wishing to ride the wheel the price drops from 11 to 8 per head for concessions and there is a trip every 40 mins. I would need to book for a party.Names to me before 20th April. 01382 532939.

Tuesday 9th May Templeton to Clatto.
Leader - Brian Ballinger. Cars. meet at Templeton Wood visitor centre car park. NO359342 at 7pm. Joint outing for BSS Urban Flora.

Saturday 13th May; Luncarty to Perth.
Leader - Colin McLeod. Bus 9.00am. This 10 km linear walk follows the River Tay, from the former mill village of Luncarty downstream to Perth's South Inch. From rural beginnings, the route crosses the old bridge over the River Almond to reach the outskirts of Perth.

Tuesday 23rd May; Moncreiffe Hill, near Bridge of Earn.
Leader - Mike Sedakat. Cars. Meet at Moncrieff south east car park NO154193 at 7,00pm. Access from Bridge of Earn to road on south side of hill. There is a small signpost for the track to the car park but it may be hidden in the hedge.

Saturday 27th May; Loch Leven Bird Reserve & walk.
Leader - Anne reid. Bus 9.00am.A fairly flat route follows the Loch Leven Heritage Trail to the Findatie Hide.

Sunday 4th June; Barry Buddon joint outing.
Leaders: Graham Smith, Jim Cook and others. Cars. Recording meeting. Meet at Monifieth football field car park at 9:45am, Grid Ref NO 502323, then proceed to main camp car park.The party will divide into several groups, concentrating on birds, plants and butterflies and dragonflies, though all groups will have all interesting natural history pointed out.

Saturday 10th June; Kingsbarns, Fife Coastal Path.
Leader - Lorna Ward. Bus 9.00am. The walk will start at Kingsbarns, with the opportunity to explore the dunes and beach around the car park, and along the edge of the golf Course to Cambo. there is a chance to take the path exploring the woodland around Cambo. the walk continues along the coastal path.

Tuesday 13th June; Arbroath.
Leader - Brian Ballinger. Cars. Meet at 7.00pm at Victoria Park by the public toilets, at far end of Esplanade, NO658411. Urban flora survey with BSS.

Tuesday 20th June Forfar Loch.
Leader - Anne Reid. Cars. A flat, pleasant walk of two and a half miles, on reasonable paths with opportunities to see water and wetalnd birds and plants. Meet 7.00pm, Ranger Centre at east end of Loch, near the (closed) Leisure Centre NO451407.

Friday 23rd - Monday 26th June; Arran weekend.

Tuesday 4th July; Little Ballo & Blacklaw Burn.
Leader - Cathy Caudwell. Cars. Meet at the Tullybaccart car park NO264360 on the A923 Dundee-Coupar Angus road at 6:45pm for car share to Little Ballo.We may see some moths and butterflies if the weather is warm. There should be plenty to interest botanists and birders as well.

Saturday 8th July; Glen Mark /Queens Well.
Leader - David Lampard. Bus 9.00am. We will be dropped off at the Car Park at Auchronie and picked up again later.

Tuesday 18th July; Perth Town Lade.
Leaders - Colin McLeod and Brian Ballinger. Cars. Meet at Asda superstore entrance on Dunkeld Road, Perth NO109246 at 7.00pm. Joint BSS Urban Plant Survey meeting.

Saturday 22nd July; Black Wood of Rannoch.
Leader - Barry Caudwell. Bus 9 00am This trip is to one of only 35 surviving remnants of the native pinewoods of Scotland.

Saturday 5th August; Dolphin watching boat trip, Tayport.
Leaders - Kati Smith and Brian Ballinger. Cars. All meet at 12.00 noon at Tayport Harbour.There are trips at 12:30 amd 1:30pm, each trip can hold 12 people Booking is essential. The trip will cost 10 per person, payable on the day, Please let Kati Smith know by 22nd July 2017, by phone: 01382 223958 or by email: kati.smith@blueyonder.co.uk so that she can make a list, filling the 12.30 pm boat first.

Tuesday 8th August; Tayfield House, Newport
Leaders - Wendy Irons and Anne Reid. Cars. Coming from Dundee, drive through Newport and about 200yds past the SPAR shop, on the Wormit Road there is a small lodge on the left at the entrance to the estate (in the westbound, top, section of the one way system). There is roadside parking. Meet at the Lodge, N0420277, at 7.00pm.

Saturday 19th August;Powmouth.
Leaders - Anne Reid and Dorothy Fyffe. Bus 9 00am. Powmouth, on the River South Esk, is a peaceful stretch of river with a path up towards Kinnaird Estate. This is not a long walk but there should be plenty to see of both plants and animals.

Saturday 9th September Montreathmont and West Woods of Ethie.
Leaders - Stevie Smith and Jim Cook Bus 9.00am; Fungus Foray.The forest has a network of level paths and tracks throughout, bordered in places by scrub Birch and Gorse. From past visits, the grassy path sides have assorted waxcaps and puffballs in abundance.

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  • NOTE: All outings should be booked in advance with Davie Stein 01382 816863 even car trips.

  • If you would like a lift for car trips please contact Davie Stein. Car sharing saves money and is good for the environment too. Many sites have restricted parking .

  • The bus will start in Arbroath, as required, and come through Carnoustie, Monifieth and Broughty Ferry - you must let Davie know your pick-up point, please. The main Dundee bus pick-up point is Courthouse Square at 9.00am, on north side of Ward Road, this will be followed by a pick up at Perth Road, Windsor Street.

  • Unless otherwise indicated Saturday outings are all day and will end around 4pm to return home. Please bring a packed lunch and wear suitable clothing and footwear.
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