Here are some notes, outlining what I said about the park that day.
Roy Sexton will be talking about the outcomes of the survey and comparing them with those from a century ago at a meeting of the Friends in the Smith Museum, Stirling at 7pm on 7th Nov.
Details of the meeting are attached
Much of the change, I am sure, will be down to changes in management; the replacement of pasturing livestock by mechanical mowing, much more intense draiinage of the golf course and its surroundings, use of sprays and fertilisers and so on.
But the particular changes will be sometimes surprising and interesting. Roy is a botanist using historical data - I am a historian but interested in the interaction of people with habitats. It's by breaking down old formal boundaries that we will make new progress.