Miniature Forests Discovery Day
Ever wondered what it’s like to be a pixie, a bug or a beetle, living among the miniscule mosses and lichens?
Wales is a ‘hotspot’ for mosses and lichens, so come and join Dr Shaun Russell, Director of Treborth Botanic Garden, on a journey through the marvels of the “miniature forests”.
They might be small and inconspicuous to the naked eye, but when you get up close and personal with these little plants, they have a beauty all of their own and an important role to play in the ‘economy of nature’.
Learn how to distinguish between the major groups of mosses, liverworts and lichens, and we will make an excursion into the woods at Treborth Botanic Garden to explore the microflora with the aid of a hand lens.
Come and discover that it really is: “the little things that make the World go round”!
Booking is essential. 10am-4pm. £22.50 (£20 Concessions & Garden Members). To book, please call 01558 667150 or visit the Garden’s Eventbrite page.
Training Provider: Busybees
Location: Treborth Botanic Garden, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2RQ
Course delivered as part of the Growing the Future project
This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.