Tidalwalk with Dr. James Merryweather
Description:  Join us for a walk with the biologist Dr. James Merryweather along the shore of Loch Eishort. This sea loch in Sleat is host to a unique and wonderful habitat, that is important for the diversity of plants and sea life which populate the tidal zone. Every day, at low tide, a maerl causeway appears, revealing a pathway to an island. Don’t miss the chance to explore this extraordinary place and discover the richness of Skye’s shores! Walk schedule: 11.30 Meet at Ord beach (limited parking available) Walk and picnic lunch 15.00 Return to Ord About Dr. James Merryweather: James Merryweather is a biologist/musician, living in Auchtertyre. Fifteen years ago, he took early retirement from research at the University of York where, in Prof. Alastair Fitter’s lab., he studied the field ecology of a ubiquitous, but little understood soil symbiosis: mycorrhiza. His research ‘tool’ was bluebell, so he spent many happy years working in woodland where he learned to appreciate belowground ecology. He is passionate about the richness and diversity of the sealife around Skye. Tidalwalk is part of the associated Public Programme of CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones by Cooking Sections, the new ATLAS Arts commissioned project that looks at forms of eating that address environmental regeneration by promoting ingredients that proactively respond to the new ecological challenges of Scottish waters. Places are limited so booking is essential. To book your place, please visit the eventbrite link on this page. Accessibility: this walk is along a rough shoreline and through shallow water, wellies are recommended. Bring a packed lunch and dress warmly. Waterproofs are recommended.
Thursday Sep 21st 2017 until Thursday Sep 21st 2017
10:30 - 14:00 Thu
Web:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tidalwalk-with-james-merryweather-tickets-37066567100
Event Contact:  Camilla
01478 611143
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