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Glen Orrin Scrub Clearance Work Party

Organiser:  BC Highland Branch

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Butterfly Conservation, a National Day of Conservation Action is taking place throughout the UK on Saturday 10 March 2018.  As part of this celebration Butterfly Conservation Scotland’s Highland Branch will be holding a work party to benefit Pearl-bordered Fritillary on Fairburn Estate in Glen Orrin, near Muir of Ord.


Target Species:  To benefit Pearl-bordered Fritillary


Date:  Saturday March 10


Time:  10.30am to around 4pm


Meeting place: Parking at the work site is limited, therefore, we will meet at the visitor’s car park at the entrance to Glen Orrin, grid ref NH474514 (OS Map Landranger 26) at 10.30am.  We will then take as few cars as possible a mile further up the glen to the site.  If you cannot make it at 10.30 then hopefully you will find us up the glen on the south or left-hand side of the road as you drive up the glen along the track that starts at approx NH464517.


Directions: 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.  



Another chance to help cut back vegetation and rake up excessive bracken to improve the habitat for Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries.  Both species occur on the south facing slopes and track-sides on the slopes of An Dun.  This will be the fifth “bash” at the site and the fourth in the spring.  We will focus on the very steep slopes adjacent to and immediately below the track. 


Approx duration: 4-6 hours but you are welcome to join in and leave whenever you want.  Every little helps so if you only want to come for an hour you will still be very welcome.


What’s needed: Bring lunch and wear old clothes. Bring gloves, rakes, secateurs, loppers and bow-saws if you have them.  Further hand-tools, including our wonderful Tree Poppers and gloves will be available.  Tea, coffee and cake will also be provided – maybe even a BC 50th Birthday cake.


Leader name: Margaret Currie

Leader contact details:  Tel 01349 877223    

email:  moths.vc106@btinternet.com


Leader name: Tom Prescott

Leader contact details:  Tel 01540 661469   Mobile 07979 785665

email:  tprescott@butterflyconservation.org


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