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Folklore of Trees - Sunset Walk
Folklore of Trees - Sunset Walk

Sat, 16 Oct


Oaklands Park

Folklore of Trees - Sunset Walk

Our native trees have been steeped in myth and legend for thousands of years, each having their own magical associations and stories. Join me for a gentle sunset stroll to identify trees, discover their traditional uses and folklore.

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Time & Location

16 Oct 2021, 16:30 – 18:30

Oaklands Park, Chichester, PO19 6AP

About the Event

Trees have been the subjects of myths and legends since prehistoric times. Herbalists and healers have long used trees in traditional medicine and healing rituals and still do today 🌳 On this sunset walk around Chichester's beautiful tree-lined Oaklands Park and the nearby Haverstoke Park, you will learn the central roles that many common species of native trees have played in our folklore, from fending off evil spirits to charming away warts!

This event is aimed at adults but is suitable for children accompanied by an adult 18+.

How to get there: We will meet by the statue of the Roman goddess Minerva who is perched on a bench directly outside the entrance of the Minerva Theatre, PO19 6AP (click here for a map).

How to book: Select the number of attendees below and pay online. Or email me to book your space and pay via bank transfer.

What to bring: Sturdy boots, water. Dogs are very welcome if they are calm and friendly but ideally kept on a lead as we will be stopping lots to look at trees!

What if it rains? Rain or drizzle won't impact this workshop, but if the forecast looks really awful it will be rescheduled and you will be notified 24 hours before via email.

About the tutor: Hi, I'm Emily. I'm a freelance ecologist, I work for Bumblebee Conservation Trust and hold a BSc in Wildlife Conservation and a post-grad certificate in Ecological Consultancy. I began teaching wildlife workshops in 2019 and my approach has always been fun, informal and effective for students who wish to foster a deeper connection with nature. I have a soft-spot for bumblebees, solitary bees, butterflies, bats, trees and wildflowers. I am a friendly and welcoming teacher who loves to share my passion for nature through engaging, outdoor learning.


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