Events

Date/Time Event
14 December 2019
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
New Forest
Forest Bathing in the New Forest

Forest Bathing in the New Forest

Forest Bathing comes from the Japanese tradition called shinrin yoku. It is a tradition that encourages a greater stillness within and a deeper connection with the natural world around us. Gentle meditative exercises, such as focusing on the breath and mindfulness techniques are used to reduce stress, still the mind, and cultivate a richer relationship with the woodland and all that lives there. During this two and a half hour workshop you will have the opportunity to drop deeper into the inherent stillness that is within you whilst also opening the eyes, hearts and minds to the wonderful trees of the New Forest. Please note all mobile phones will be [...]
25 January 2020
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Winter Tree Identification Workshop Moray

Winter Tree Identification Workshop Moray

Buds, Bark, Lenticels, Leaf Scars.... During this informative and fun workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn the basic 'botanese' (language of plants) that will assist you with identifying native UK trees in the winter. The workshop will be half classroom based and half in the field, giving you the chance to put your newly learned identification skills to practice, whilst also discussing some ethnobotany of each species as we wander through the woods. This course is for complete beginners, forest school leaders, bushcraft practitioners, lovers of plants and those will some botany or noneā€¦ all welcome! Hand lenses, field guides, teas and coffees provided.
1 February 2020
10:00 am
Moray
Crazy about Conifers

Crazy about Conifers

An introduction to the identification and ethnobotany of conifers What makes a conifer a conifer and how can you tell them apart? What do conifers do for the environment and how have humans used them in the past, or currently use them in present times? Join Jennie on this interactive workshop to find out the answers! You will also have the opportunity to learn some of the key physical characteristics of these trees to help you identify them into groups as well as being signposted to several useful resources that can help you with your continued learning.    
8 March 2020
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Covesea, Moray
Seweed and eat it!

Seweed and eat it!

Venue: Covesea, Moray Join Jennie along the shores of the stunning Moray Firth and learn how to identify some common seaweeds as well as how to safely and sustainably harvest them. The physical characteristics (morphology) of seaweed will be discussed, how they grow and their ecological relationships as well as looking at their uses both historically and in the present day. We will end the session sampling some of the seaweeds we have harvested (depending on the condition of the water that day) with a wee lunch by the shore.
30 May 2020
10:00 am
Logie Steading, Moray
Introduction to Plant Identification and using a Flora

Introduction to Plant Identification and using a Flora

Venue: The Long Room, Logie Steading, Dunphail, Forres IV36 2QN Join me for a day of delving into the wonders of plants! We will explore physical characteristics and function as well as touch on ecological relationships. You will have the opportunity to learn some of the language used to describe botanical features and then apply this to various resources that will help you identify plants into the future in particular botanical keys, though other resources will be looked at and worked with too. "I learnt more with Jennie in a week than I did in a four-year botany degree"