2009-2010 Field Excursions
Meeting times and places will be added here near the event date and will be advertised at TDFC lectures.
REMEMBER as all field trips are affected by the weather and the vagaries of natural history it is essential that you contact TDFC one or two days before a trip to confirm details.
For all field trips you need warm, waterproof clothes and footwear, and possibly food and water.
Glen Affric – Led by Fay
Alladale or Glen Calvie – Led by Sadie
New Year Walk – To be arranged
Further spring excursions will be organised to:
Helmsdale, for beachcombing
The Loch Fleet hide
2010 – past excursions
02/01/10 Sat 11:00 – 15:00
2010 New Year Walk (Dornoch Beach from the Dornoch River southward)
21/02/10 Sun 11:00 – 15:00
Rocky coast in winter – Wilkhaven to Rockfield
20/03/10 Sat 11:00 – 15:00
Beach combing and sea ducks – Embo toward Littleferry
16/05/10 Sun 10:00 – 15:00
Guided walk and Moth Trap Analysis
NB! Limited to 20 members - Contact David
11 – 13 /06/10 Fri-Sun
W/E at Bettyhill – details to be formalised – watch this space
03/07/10 Morrich More
Provisional arrangement with RAF Tain bombing range – watch this space
13/08/10 Fri 19:00 Shandwick
Coastal walk – to Port an Righ fossil beds
Followed by barbeque on the beach
26/09/10 Sun 09:30
Nigg Bay – RSPB coastal realignment, guided by Steph Elliott, (RSPB)
Meet at Arabella crossroads car park
2010 Proposed spring / summer field trips
We hope to include trips to Morrich More and a North Coast weekend based in Bettyhill.
2009 – past excursions
19/09/09 Sat 20:00 – late (Butterfly Conservation event)
Nigg Bay – National Moth Night
24/10/09 Sat 11:00 – 16:00
Glen Affric – Autumn woodland walk
17/11/09 Tue 21:00 – late
Leonid meteor watch – Edderton
This year the Leonids are predicted to be good with a peak at 21:43 which could be as high as 500 meteors per hour.