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Allt Mhuic Open Day, Loch Arkaig near Spean Bridge

Organiser:  BC Highland Branch

This is a triple celebration - 50 years of Butterfly Conservation, 25 years of Highland Branch and 15 years of Allt Mhuic Reserve!


Target Species:  Chequered Skipper, Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Moths!


Date:  Sunday June 3


Time:  10.30am


Meeting place: Allt Mhuic reserve car-park on the north shore of Loch Arkaig, along a narrow, single-track road, six miles west of Clunes. Grid ref: NN 121912 (OS sheet 34 Fort Augustus).


Description: BC is 50 years old this year and reserve open days are taking place throughout the UK. Also, Highland Branch was launched EXACTLY 25 years ago this day in 1993. What better place to celebrate than Highland’s only butterfly reserve, managed by BC Scotland in conjunction with Forestry Commission Scotland and what more appropriate butterfly to look for today than Chequered Skipper, the emblem of Highland Branch?


As if that wasn’t enough to celebrate, it just so happens that Allt Mhuic reserve itself was opened exactly 15 years ago this weekend!

The morning will start with a look through moth traps run the previous night, then we will go for a walk around the 2-mile trail in search of butterflies and day-flying moths. Back at the car park we will round off the day with a BBQ provided by Highland Branch.


Approx duration: Until early evening if you stay for the BBQ.


What’s needed: Stout footwear, waterproofs (hopefully not needed) and midge repellent.


Leader name: Pete Moore


Leader contact details: Tel: 01479 872261 Mob: 07866 578079

Email: tonuptwitcher@gmail.com

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