Small Blue Work Party & Field Trip - Ardersier
Organiser: BC Highland Branch
Target Species: Small Blue
Date: Saturday June 6 or Sunday June 7
Time: 10.00 am until lunchtime
Meeting place: Ardersier picnic site car park, 200m past the village of Ardersier on the left hand side of the road to Fort George. Grid reference NH 779557 (OS map 26, Inverness and Loch Ness).
Description: Help the scarce Small Blue butterfly at Ardersier by planting kidney vetch (the caterpillar food plant) and sowing kidney vetch seed along the shore path. If the weather allows, we will also take a walk to look for Small Blue and any other butterflies that may be on the wing.
What’s needed: Stout footwear and appropriate outdoor clothes including gardening gloves. Please bring small garden trowels and forks if you have them.
Bring a packed lunch if you wish to stay after lunch – it’s a lovely site to explore.
Any other information: Whether the trip will be run on the Saturday or the Sunday will be decided nearer the time, dependent on the weather forecast. Please phone Mark a few days before-hand for the final decision.
Leader name: Mark Wynn
Leader contact details: Tel: 01463 222060 or 07944 708608
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