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Excursion Programme

2021
Please note that due to current and possible future lock-down restrictions, ndividual decisions about whether each excursion will go ahead will be taken nearer the relevant date.

May
Sun 16th, 11am, Garnock East, mixed interest, but mostly lesser whitethroat. Joint excursion with Paisley Natural History Society. Meet at lay-by near Bartonholm Recycling Centre on Sandy Road Irvine, KA12 8SP, NS306413. Joint leaders Gill Smart and Tom Byars
Sun 23rd, 11am, Inverkip, focus on plants and insects on low lying terrain. Meet at The Chartroom, Kip Marina, NS205723. Contact James Milner-White

June
Sat 5th, 11am, Darnconner, near Auchinleck, Ayrshire, insects and plants, especially dingy skipper and narrow-bordered bee hawk moth. Meet at NS 572236, parking slightly south at roadside at NS 570234. Leader Scott Shanks. [Rescheduled because of Glasgow lock-down]
Sun 13th, time to be confirmed, Possil Marsh SWT, Members of GNHS only. Contact Alison Moss
Fri. 18th - 20th, Tree weekend. 2 nights at ‘The Burn’ mansion house in Edzell. Leader Bob Gray

July
Sat 3rd, 11am, Havoc Meadow, West of Havoc Road, mixed interest, mainly grassland and shoreline, with some woodland, plants and insects. Meet at car park by Clyde at end of Havoc Road, NS 378753. Contact Pam Murdoch
Sun 11th, 11am, Dumbrock Loch Meadows SSSI, mixed interest, especially plants and insects. Meet at Craigend visitor centre, Mugdock Country Park, G62 8EL, NS 546779. Contact Alison Moss
Sun. 18th, 11am, Helensburgh, Craigendoran. Mixed interest, glens and woodland along the John Muir way. Meet at on-street parking, Waverley Avenue, just north of the A814. Contact James Milner-White
Thurs 22nd, 6pm, Maryhill Park, mainly trees. Meet at NS561697 (the entrance opposite Dalsholm Road). Leader, Bob Gray. (Transferred from May 20th)

August
Sat 14th, 10.30, Holmhills Wood Community Park, mixed interest, especially dragonflies and yellow birds-nest. Meet in Holmhills Grove at the end of Holmhills Drive (Cambuslang). Contact Alison Park
Sat 21st, 11am, Greenhead Moss, mixed interest, invertebrates and plants. Meet at Creamery Road, Wishaw, ML2 8AY, at the car park at NS 805544. Contact Alison Moss

September
Sun 12th, 11am, River Ayr Gorge at Howford Bridge and Ballochmyle Viaduct.
This is a change from the location near Cumnock originally advertised
Riparian oak woodland in dramatic sandstone gorge. Mainly for galls and leafmines, fungi and bryophytes likely of interest, plus prehistoric rock carvings. Meet at NS51212554 (near South Lodge on map). Contact Paul Cobb

As usual, we will have 2 joint excursions with Clyde and Argyll Fungus Group:

October
Sat 9th, 11am, Rossdhu Estate, Loch Lomond, led by Laura Allen an Jain=me Villacampa.
Meeting Place: Car parking area beside A82 at OS grid reference NS 352 88 680 (here on openstreetmaps) at the gate to the estate. Conatact Jaime Villacampa.

Sat 23rd Dams to Darnley CP. 11am. Meet at the World Buffet car-park Nitshill Road / Corselet Road.

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