Where Do Butterflies Lay Their Eggs?
Organiser: BC Highland Branch
Target Species: Orange-tip and Green-veined White
Date: Saturday 16 May
Meeting place: Grant Park, Grantown on Spey (opposite the Grant Road-High Street junction). Grid ref: NJ 028272. Look for the BC banner and gazebo just inside the entrance at the silver bridge.
Description: As part of the Cairngorms BIG Nature Weekend, join the two Hilarys for a look at which wildflowers butterflies use to lay their eggs and a search to find some. The importance of those plants will be explained, along with the type of habitat where they are found. Crucially, without butterfly caterpillar food-plants there would be no butterflies! Weather permitting, we will walk through the Park to the River Spey and along a riverside path.
Approx duration: Up to two hours, depending on the weather and people’s enthusiasm!
What’s needed: Outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather. Sturdy shoes. Close-focussing binoculars if you have them and a hand lens/magnifying glass. Knee-pads if you have dodgy knees!
Any other information: Park on street. Toilets further up High Street next to Red Sock Laundry.
Leaders names: Hilary Swift and Hilary Quick
Leader contact details: Tel: 01479 872261
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