Seaweed and eat it!
Date: Saturday 15 June, 2019
Event leader: Jennie Martin
Price: £45.00 - £70.00Meet time: 14:30
Estimated finish time: 19:30
Difficulty: ModerateGroup size: 14
Distance: 1.5 miles (2km)
Please note: Only suitable for 12years plus
Booking deadline: 12:00 Friday 14 June, 2019
£45 – £70
Seaweed and eat it!
Seaweed – identification and uses
Join Jennie for an afternoon and early evening of wonder and awe as you learn how to identify some common seaweeds and explore their uses both historically and in the present day. Towards the end of our session we will be cooking an evening meal over a camp fire, using some of our harvest, as the sun sets over the Moray Firth.
- Please bring with you warm clothes, waterproofs, wellington boots, sun hat and or warm hat (depending on weather), a drink and a snack.
- There is a moderately steep walk down to our site and then we will be walking on uneven ground while looking at seaweeds in the rock pools and at the edge of the shore.
Where to Meet - Description
Meet at Meet at Covesea
From Elgin take the A 941 towards Lossiemouth for 3.2 miles. Just before Lossiemouth turn left onto the B9135 and stay on this road for 1.8miles after which you will turn left again onto the B9040 miles. Stay on this road for 2.2 miles and you will see a rough dirt track on the right between two fields. There is a telephone pilon here. If your car has a very low suspension, you might want to park here and walk up the track, otherwise, if you walk up the track, the meeting place is in a car park on the right at the top. Please see the attached picture of the track on the left to help you recognise the turning.
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About the Provider
Jennie is a Kew trained Ethnobotanist, Conservationist and Environmental Education Consultant with over 25 years developing and delivering conservation and environmental education programmes for a wide variety of clients (in an equally wide variety of locations). She is the author of an online botanical Vlog called Floral Friday and is also a director and founder of the award-winning environmental education charity, Wild things! which is based in Moray.
- Floral Friday@JennieMartinEthnobotany
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