Qatar Natural History Group

People, Nature, Culture


February Ramble: Exploring the leaf and stem shapes

Friday, February 17th 2023

Gathering Place and Time:  We will meet up at Bidda Park at 02:30pm. Meetup location will be shared with confirmed participants. 

Duration:  3 hours

Trip Leaders & Coordinators: Omar Bin Abdul Aziz, 

Trip Registration

Registration is mandatory. This event is open to all present and past members as our registration process is still on. However priority will be given to present members. Members can take this opportunity to renew their membership by bringing cash payments (Single membership is QAR 75 and family membership is QAR 150 per annum).

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Trip Summary:

Can you tell a simple leaf from a compound leaf? Whats a bipinnate leaf? Why do leaves change colors in autumn?

We will meetup at Bidda park and make our way through the park, exploring and discussing all these and other things. We will not leave any leaf unturned in our quest to know more about them!

Young are encouraged to bring a pencil and pad so that they can draw/trace the shape of fallen leaves (We will not pluck any leaves for this purpose).

Please note that photography with hand-held cameras is not allowed at Bidda Park. You can take photos with your mobile phones only.

Trip leader:

  • Omar Bin Abdul Aziz Bio

A birding enthusiast by day, an astronomer by night and an engineer in between. Behind me are hundreds of pinhole projections of the eclipsed sun from Doha earlier in 2020. I'm proud to live with my 8 inch telescope, a bunch of cameras, a bicycle and three daughters!

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What to Bring

  • A pad and paper with pencil
  • Plenty of water & Snacks
  • Sun Protection: sun glasses, hat & sunscreen
  • Binoculars

Notice:  Please remember that every person attending the Ramble is responsible for their well-being and safety. Make sure to carry you QID and Ehtaraz App.  As Covid restrictions are in place, we do not encourage potluck.

Children are welcome to join our activities, but should remain under parents supervision



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