Please take a photograph of your group "in action." Don't forget to ask for permission from everyone for the photo to be published on the web. Then email it to the address below and we will upload it to the gallery.
BOTANY GROUP - TUES 11 JULY 2017
by Peter & Beryl - 18:51 on 14 July 2017
U3A Botany Group visit to Aikerness on Tuesday, 11th July
Six folk met on an afternoon that sparkled. The colours of land and sea were vibrant, the breeze was
gentle and the sun shone. What more could a person want for an afternoon of looking at the
magical variety of plants to be found within the small area of aeolanite?
The initial challenge of the afternoon had been to climb the style to access the site. Who is
responsible for its maintenance? The answer to that question would seem to be nobody.
A Species list of the plants that had been seen at the aeolanite site in the last 15 years had been
given to the Group with a challenge to see if we could see some more. Sadly we did not succeed
but had a splendid afternoon in the attempt.
Plants seen at Aikerness, 11 th July 2017
Daisy, Field buttercup, Yellow rattle, Red clover, White clover, Thyme, Birdsfoot trefoil, Butterbur,
Hogweed, Lady’s bedstraw, Eyebright, Red Campion, Northern marsh orchid, Primrose, Cowslip,
Selfheal, Autumn gentian, the leaves of Common Dog- Violet and Hearts-ease Pansy, Common
chickweed, Mouse-ear chickweed, Sea plantain, Glaucous sedge, Mouse-ear hawkweed, Sorrel, Fairy
flax, Yarrow, Angelica, Ribwort plantain, Unscented mayweed, Sow thistle, Dock sp. Ragwort sp.
Peter & Beryl
Add your comment