Introduction to Wonderful Wildflowers (University Hospital Ayr & Ailsa, Ayr)
Room 2, Afton House, University Hospital Ayr & Ailsa, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Scotland, KA6 6AB
The Where’s Wildlife in Ayrshire? Project is excited to be working in partnership with the TCV Scotland and NHS Ayrshire & Arran to provide this informal 1 day workshop. No previous experience in wildflowers/ botany or wildlife recording is necessary – just a keen interest in nature and an enjoyment of seeing and identifying the wildlife around you.
Wildflower are amazing but identifying them can be daunting if you have never done it before. The course is suitable for people who have no prior knowledge of identifying wildflowers but are interested in building their knowledge. The course aims to allow people to become more familiar with wildflowers in their local area and we hope to increase the number of people recording wildflowers both within Ayr and throughout Ayrshire as a whole.
One the day, we will start in the classroom where we will talk about the key features to look for when identifying wildflowers and will become familiar with how to use keys to help with identification. We will also talk about the importance of recording, what makes a good record and how to record your findings. We will then try out our new identification skills within the grounds of Ailsa Hospital and build some plant records for the site.
Further details and booking information are available at Eventbrite.