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Introduction to Wonderful Wildflowers (University Hospital Ayr & Ailsa,Ayr)

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Room 2 Afton House

University Hospital Ayr & Ailsa

Dalmellington Road

Ayr, Scotland KA6 6AB

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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.

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Note: This event is suitable for people aged 12 years and over.

To keep costs down we ask everyone to bring their own packed lunch. We will provide tea/ coffee at various points throughout the day.

Part of the event will be outdoors, so please bring suitable outdoor clothing for the conditions. There is a network of paths through the site that we will use but we will also wander off of these to look for wildflowers so please wear sturdy footwear (walking shoes/boots recommended).

The Where's Wildlife in Ayrshire? project is kindly funded by our project partners with the aim of encouraging people to get involved in learning about local wildlife, recording sightings and collecting information about where different plants and animals live. To ensure that our funding is used in the most efficient way it is important that if you book a place, you let us know if you cannot attend this event as soon as you can.

The Where's Wildlife in Ayrshire project is funded by the Scottish Government and the European Union- Ayrshire LEADER 2014-2020 programme, Heritage Lottery Fund, East Ayrshire Council, North Ayrshire Council and South Ayrshire Council.

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University Hospital Ayr & Ailsa

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Ayr, Scotland KA6 6AB

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