Season 2010 – 2011 Events

Here is the schedule for the 2010 – 2011 lecture season.

Our first lecture 2010 / 2011 Season
followed the 2010/2011 AGM (7pm)
in the Tain Parish Church Hall

Midges, by
Jenny Mordue
(Aberdeen University)

Midge silhouette

NZflatwormexample 12th October 2010
Impact of the
New Zealand flatworm
on Scotland’s Biodiversity

Brian Boag
(SCRI Invergowrie rtd.)
ATTACK of the KILLER WORMS” (The Independent)

9th November 2010
North-west Highland Mink Project
Lois Canham, Project Officer


Also 9th November;
Forestry Manager Graeme Findlay;
A Resume of Biodiversity and Environmental Aspects of the
Forestry Commission’s Work

Bird_Atlas_Bob_Swan 14th December 2010
Mapping Scotland’s Birds
Bob Swann (BTO Atlas Co-ordinator)

11th January 2011
Soil – the Forgotten Asset
Willie Towers (Macaulay Institute)
Also 1, 2, 3, 4,

HighlandView 1st February 2011
North-west Highlands GeoPark
Donald M. Fisher
Also 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

15th March 2011
Scottish Plant Hunters,
Alan Bennell
(Head of Visitor Services, Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh)
See also 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

This season’s last lecture


Field Excursions

Sun 20th March, 2011
The New Loch Fleet Hide

Inside the new hide at Loch Fleet

Birds and possibly seals
Meet at 11:30
Led by Russell Wood
Access to the hide is from the Little Ferry road from Golspie.

Meet at Car park Ferry Road Grid Ref NH814976 at 11.30.

Bring your telescope if you have one.

Beachcombing & fossils
Low Tide is at 13:10 (-1.70m)
Led by Mark Weir

Meet at Helmsdale harbour car park,
at 11:00 am
to walk northward along the foreshore

Sat 26th Feb
Helmsdale foreshore

An interesting discussion

Our Annual Members’ Evening
Meet in Fay’s new home extensionHow nice it all turned out !

We meet at Fay’s house on the evening of

Saturday, 22nd January 2011.

Come along at 7:30pm for a traditional Field Club social evening.
Look out for a Raffle, Touchie-Feelie, Natural History Quiz, Pictionary, food & wine.
Contact Fay who is coordinating food.

We will have a New Years’ Walk, given favourable conditions, on
Monday, 3rd January 2011.

We met at the east end of LOCH MIGDALE
map ref NH 665 908
and walk along the north shore.

Afterward all were invited for warming snacks to
Marion & Phil’s house

Try to consolidate cars to help parking at Loch Migdale.


The valley above Loch Migdale

AlladaleStag-edit-1 21/11/2010, Sunday

Alladale Wilderness Reserve:

Elk, Tree Planting and The Future

– Led by Sadie and Innes McNeill

16th October 2010
Plodda Falls & Dog Falls
in Glen Affric

Tarbatness Lighthouse

Portmahomack to Tarbatness

Coastal birds, flowers,
Old Red Sandstone / fossils
lunch, reserve
10:00 @ Portmahomach Post Office
(NH 915 844)

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