Northern Brown Argus & Small Blue Workshop
Organiser: Butterfly Conservation Scotland
Target Species: Northern Brown Argus and Small Blue
Date: Thursday 5th July
Time: 1pm – c5pm
Meeting place. Shandwick, in the car park next to harbour at NH862754
Directions. The car park is situated on the sea front overlooking the harbour.
Description: The event will focus on two scarce and threatened butterflies; Northern Brown Argus and Small Blue. The aim of the day is to inform participants about their life-cycle and habitat requirements and then visit two local sites to look for eggs and adult Northern Brown Argus and Small Blue eggs and larvae. It is hoped that participants will subsequently look for both species in the area to help determine their current status.
Approx duration: 3-4 hours field trip following a c20 minutes introduction.
What’s needed: Plenty of sunshine, stout walking shoes and a good sense of humour!
Any other information: Tea and coffee will be provided on arrival along with a brief outdoor introduction about both species. Butterfly books and charts will be available to buy as well as free butterfly and moth leaflets to take away.
Booking: To avoid disappointment it is advisable to book by contacting Tom (details below).
Leader name: Tom Prescott
Leader contact details: Tel: 01540 661469. Mob: 07979 785665
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