June 27: Invasive alien species

June 27: Invasive alien species

The invasive alien plant species present in Friuli Venezia Giulia are, as happens in the rest of the world, one of the main causes of loss of biodiversity.

But what are the processes by which a species becomes invasive and what damage does it cause? Are we alone in Europe to suffer the invasions or do our wild plants also represent a threat in other continents? To understand the globality of the phenomenon and to find out with which strategy the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia intends to contribute to countering it, an appointment on Sunday 27 June at 10.30 at the Carsiana Botanical Garden to deepen this urgent and important topic that also threatens our well-being, with Marco Valecic, officer of the Biodiversity Service.

METHOD OF PARTICIPATION
In compliance with the regulations relating to the COVID-19 emergency, the event is organized with a limited number. Participation is only possible by reservation. To join, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and a telephone number. The reservation is effective upon receipt of the confirmation from the Carsiana staff. Participation in the event is free. To participate, the use of a mask, respect for the safety distance and disinfection of the hands with hydroalcoholic gel is mandatory.

ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION
Date: June 27
Starting time: 10.30
Duration: 2 hours
Meeting place: Carsiana botanical garden
Difficulty: easy, suitable for adults
Recommended equipment: comfortable clothing and trekking shoes
Participation fee: free thanks to the contribution of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region
Registration: mandatory at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

June 26: What tree is this?

June 26: What tree is this?

Immersing yourself in nature is wonderful, but sometimes it happens that we don't know how to name the species we meet during our excursions. Learning and recognizing plants may seem challenging, but with the right tools it is actually a pleasant and highly satisfying activity! Would you like to learn with us?

June 20: Solstitial plants: the bunch of San Giovanni - second meeting

June 20: Solstitial plants: the bunch of San Giovanni - second meeting

Given the great demand, we propose again the appointment dedicated to the bunch of San Giovanni, also on June 20, but in the afternoon, at 3.00 pm.

June 20: Solstitial plants: the bunch of San Giovanni

June 20: Solstitial plants: the bunch of San Giovanni

In the days of the summer solstice, the echoes of ancient times resonate in the tradition of the bunch of San Giovanni: what are the herbs that are harvested and where does the custom come from? We invite you to learn more about the ethnobotanical symbologies linked to St. John in our territories: a journey that is lost in distant times, in the ancient link between humans and the botanical world, in ritual uses and pharmacological properties.

12 June: The perfect symbiosis: lichens

12 June: The perfect symbiosis: lichens

During our walks in nature we often observe trees, flowers, rocks, yet we do not realize that many of the surfaces we look at in reality we do not see them naked, but covered by organisms that have developed what could be considered the symbiosis par excellence: the lichens!

June 6: Medicinal geobotany: the paths of the ancient doctor

June 6: Medicinal geobotany: the paths of the ancient doctor

What was the medicinal flora of our area like in the 1500s? How many of these plants are still used and how has the landscape changed since that time? We will follow the history and paths of Pietro Andrea Mattioli, who exercised in Gorizia in the 16th century, reconstructing the image of the ancient medicinal flora of our areas, between the Isonzo Karst and the Triestine coast, through his most important work: the text of the Commentaries on De materia medica of Dioscorides.