Glen Orrin Field Trip
Organiser: BC Highland Branch
Target Species: Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Sunday May 20
Time: 10:30 am
Meeting place: Car park at NH474514 (OS sheet 26 – Inverness & Loch Ness). From Marybank on the A832 take the minor road south for 1.5 miles to Aultgowrie. On the south side of the bridge turn west for 200 yards to a small car park for visitors.
Description: We have been counting the Pearl-bordered Fritillaries here every year since they were first found in 2009. Scrub clearance by BC volunteers at the site has taken place over the last four years enabling the food plant, violets, to flourish.
There is a short uphill section on to the track after which it continues gently upwards. The estate have now cleared the track on the opposite side of the glen which means we can now do a circuit of about 5 miles. Last year there was a report of PBF further up the hill where the track crosses over.
Approx duration: 4 hours depending on weather.
What’s needed: Lunch, boots and waterproofs.
Any other information: We have always called this area “tick hill”, so be warned.
Leader name: Margaret Currie
Leader contact details:
Tel 01349 877223 or Mobile 07484 778684
or Mobile 07484 778684
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