An exciting weekend to come with the Islay Natural History Trust's Snowball Earth Geology Weekend!
Here are some more details of the geological events this weekend. You can come to as much or as little as you like. Events are free but donations to the Islay Natural History Trust are welcome!
If you don't fancy the walks then please come to talk on Friday night!
Friday 20th: An illustrated talk on Snowball Earth and the evidence for it on Islay and the Garvellachs. We are fortunate to have good evidence here for a 650 million-year old climatic mega-disaster and how the Earth recovered from it. Come and hear about it and why it's important! Start 7:30pm at the Nature Centre in Port Charlotte. Followed by short discussion on finalised plans for those coming on the Saturday and/or Sunday walks. Tea and Coffee supplied.
Provisional Excursion Plan for Saturday & Sunday:
Saturday 21st: Excursions to Loch Lossit and Fionn Phort. Meet 10 am at the Nature Centre in Port Charlotte. Finish by 5 pm
Sunday 22nd: Excursions to Port Askaig, Caol Isla and Bunnahabhain. Meet 10 am at the nature centre Port Charlotte. Finish by 5 pm.
Final plans dependent on weather, estate activities etc. Alternative pick up points at bridgend and ballygrant can be arranged along with any car sharing. Bring packed lunches, flasks, full waterproofs and preferably wellies. The ground is rough in places and has the usual collection of Islay bogs.
For more information please email David Webster at firstname.lastname@example.org