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Landfill and Lichens
21 November, 2018, 11:00 am - 12:30 pmFree
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.
In partnership withFriend's of Lamplighter's Marsh, A Forgotten Landscape, Shirehampton Community Action Forum
Contact email addressP.J.Marland@leeds.ac.uk
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