Jerry Clough

Woodland and Wetland Mapping

Sunday Morning Excursion


This is an opportunity for interested mappers to work together in the field in a variety of woodland and wetland (reed-beds, open water, marsh, etc.) habitats which are of interest to participants and discuss how to recognise and distinguish the features of those habitats in such a way that they can be mapped. The anticipated destination is nature reserve Weingar\-tener Moor/Bruchwald Grötzingen, which is about 10\,km NE of Karlsruhe, and easily reached by a short train journey from Karlsruhe Hbf. We will meet at Karlsruhe Hbf at 08:00 in time for the 08:10 train to Weingarten (Baden), Meeting point at the entrance to the platforms. The nature reserve is around 1 km walk from Weingarten Bhf. We will spend between 2.5--3 hours in the nature reserve. Return train at either 11:57 or 12:36. Participants are advised to bring appropriate footwear, sunscreen/rain gear, mosquito-repellant, and something to drink. Binoculars, hand-lens and tree and plant field guides will also be useful, although these will be available to consult or borrow.

About the author

Jerry Clough has been interested in maps since the age of 4. He has a professional background in scientific research (Genetics, Computer Science) and business consultancy, and is an enthusiastic amateur naturalist. OSM forms a natural nexus between these diverse interests.