Butterflies in Grantown-on-Spey
Organiser: Butterfly Conservation Highland Branch
Target Species: Northern Brown Argus, Ringlet, Dark Green Fritillary & any day flying moths
Date: Saturday 18th July 2015
Meeting place: A layby on a minor road just south-east of Grantown-on-Spey at the south end of the Old Spey Bridge, grid ref NJ039262. There is more parking at the end of this minor road at NJ041262. To get here head out of Grantown on the A95 towards Cromdale and cross the Spey Bridge. After a couple of hundred metres there is a turn-off on the right signposted for Nethybridge. Don’t take this road but take the next turning on the left part-way around a bend. Follow this road when it curves to the right and the meeting place is about 150 metres further on next to the Old Spey Bridge.
Description: There is an interesting meadow just across the Old Spey Bridge with a variety of wild flowers along the edge of it beside the Spey. We can also walk back along the minor road where there are a couple of areas which are home to the Northern Brown Argus. Depending on the weather and enthusiasm of the party, it would also be possible to walk a short distance south along the Speyside Way to where I’ve seen Six-spot Burnet previously.
Approx duration: 3 to 4 hours, maybe longer.
What’s needed: Packed lunch, stout footwear
Any other information: There are also a couple of other interesting sites nearby which could be visited if time permits.
Leader name: Audrey Turner
Leader contact details: Mobile: 07450 548862
A report of this trip can be found here.
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