THIS SUNDAY 10th Feb – Scottish Borders Bryophyte Group Meeting at Coldingham Bay 10.30am-3.30pm

With British Byrological Society –  Coldingham coast vc 81

Bring: packed lunch, warm and waterproof clothes, boots advised.

Meet: 10.30 am at Coldingham Sands car park at NT915664, OS Explorer 346.

Please tell David Long if you are planning to attend, so that if we need to cancel due to snow or other unforeseen circumstance, he can let you know to save a wasted journey.

Route from Edinburgh: take A1 south to Reston, turn left along B6438 to Coldingham, straight through village following signs to Coldingham Sands.

Excursion: we will take the coastal path south-east, looking at Homeli Knowe at Milldown Point, cross the Milldown Burn then continue to Linkim Bay and Fleurs Dean/ Hallydown Dean (the deans unexplored for bryophytes). We will return along the shore at Yellow Craig where there is a small saltmarsh, and calcareous tufa outcrops.

Bryological interest: several calcicoles such as Leiocolea turbinata, Palustriella commutata and Hymenostylium recurvirostrum on calcareous rocks and tufa.

Hazards: slippery paths and rocks.

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