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Glen Affric Bog Squad Ditch-damming Work Party

Organiser:  BC Scotland's Bog Squad and the British Dragonfly Society


Target Species:  To benefit a range of peatland habitat dependant butterflies and moths (and dragonflies!)


Date:  Sunday March 26


Time:  9.30am


Meeting place: Cannich Hall, Cannich, Strathglass, Inverness-shire, IV4 7LY 


Description:  The Bog Squad will be returning to Glen Affric to team up once again with the British Dragonfly Society to continue installing ditch-blocking dams. Many areas of open peatland habitat in Glen Affric have previously been drained via ditches which take vital water resources away from the bog threatening the specialised flora and fauna that live there. We’ll be using tools such as spades and large rubber mallets to hit the dams into the peat (which is great fun!). We may also be removing some invasive small trees that threaten the open peatland habitats.


Glen Affric is well known for its beautiful forests and lochs though it also provides important habitat for a range of butterfly species including Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Large Heath. Rare dragonflies can also be found here including White-faced Darter and Azure Hawker. 


Approx duration: 6 hours


What’s needed: Water, lunch, wellies or sturdy waterproof walking boots and work clothes - including waterproofs. Be prepared for cold conditions and bring warm hat, fleece etc...

Any other information: Please see http://bogsquad.weebly.com/ for more information about the Bog Squad  


Leader name: David Hill (BCS) & Colin Hall (BDS)

Leader contact details: David Hill Tel: 01786 459813    

email:  dhill@butterfly-conservation.org

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