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Landfill and Lichens

November 21, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Free

Join in this guided walk at Lamplighter’s Marsh, led by Bristol-based ecologist Rupert Higgins, acclaimed nature writer Tim Dee (Landfill) and community experts on local history. Explore the resurgence of nature in this unique post-industrial landscape. Lamplighter’s Marsh lies next to the tidal River Avon in Shirehampton, near the M5 bridge at Avonmouth. It forms part of an important wildlife corridor, as well as providing a habitat for nationally-rare moss and lichen species. Rupert and Tim will be helping identify the local flora and fauna and migratory birds. As Tim writes, in the face of climate change and species depletion, the edgelands of towns and cities ‘might come to […] mean as much to us as any wilderness ever might have done’. Come and fall in love with one of Bristol’s incredible, unsung edgelands.

The walk will start from outside The Lamplighters Pub and Restaurant. The walk is suitable for wheelchair users. Please dress for the weather and bring a pair of binoculars if you can!

Two other versions of this walk will be led by a variety of experts throughout the Being Human festival.

On Sunday 18 November there will be a walk between 11:00am and 12:30pm.

On Saturday 24 November there be a walk between 11:00am and 12:30pm.

In partnership with

Friend's of Lamplighter's Marsh, A Forgotten Landscape, Shirehampton Community Action Forum

Contact email address

P.J.Marland@leeds.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Details

Date:
November 21
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/landfill-and-lichens-community-walk-at-lamplighters-marsh-bristol-tickets-48642379667

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Is booking required?
Yes
If your event is part of a series, please put the series title here
Landfill and Lichens: Community Walks at Lamplighter's Marsh
Contact email address
P.J.Marland@leeds.ac.uk
Event partners
Friend's of Lamplighter's Marsh, A Forgotten Landscape, Shirehampton Community Action Forum
Region
South West
Accessibility information
The walk has level access at each end and is suitable for wheelchair users, pushchairs etc.
Image copyright information
Photo by Katie Marland, used with permission

Venue

The Lamplighters Pub and Restaurent
Station Road
Bristol, BS11 9XA United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
The walk has level access at each end and is suitable for wheelchair users, pushchairs etc.