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Kincraig and Feshiebridge

Organiser:  BC Highland Branch

 

Target Species:  Small Blue & Dingy Skipper

 

Date:  Saturday June 15

 

Time:  10.30am until about 3pm

Aim/Background:  Small Blue and Dingy Skipper are two of the highest priority butterflies in Scotland, whilst the colonies in the Cairngorms are some of the very few inland sites in the country.  The aim of the day is to show participants both species at one of their key sites.  It is then hoped that attendees are suitably encouraged and enthused to survey and monitor the butterfly at other local sites – information on these will be provided on the day.  This will provide Butterfly Conservation Scotland with valuable information so we can determine how both species are faring.

Meeting place:  Kincraig Village Hall followed by field trip to Feshiebridge.  The Village Hall lies just off the main road (B9152) around 200m to the north (Aviemore side) of the turnoff towards Loch Insh.  Grid reference NH832059.

Description:  After gathering at the village hall for tea and coffee there will be a short presentation outlining details of the two species, including their identification and habitat requirements along with survey and monitoring techniques. 

Approx duration:  Probably an hour or so at the village hall whilst the field trip will last 2-3 hours. 

What’s needed:  Please bring a packed lunch if staying all day.  Tea, coffee and possibly home-bakes will be provided on arrival. 

Leader name: Tom Prescott. 

Leader contact details: Tel: 01540 661469  Mob: 07979 785665 

email: tprescott@butterfly-conservation.org

 

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