WORK-PARTY – BALLINLAGGAN, NEAR DULNAIN BRIDGE
Date: Sat 5 March
Meeting place: Meet at Ballinlaggan, grid reference NH 949 246 which lies just off the A938 between Carrbridge and Dulnain Bridge. Look out for an inconspicuous, unmarked turn-off, on the south side of the road, 4 miles west of Dulnain Bridge or one mile east of Duthil. Hopefully, BC or RSPB temporary signs will be put out on the morning to help guide you. Follow a slightly bumpy track downhill from the road. Bear right where the track starts going uphill and park near to a livestock handling pen.
Description: Ballinlaggan is comprised of two adjacent nature reserves – one privately owned and one owned by RSPB. Today’s main objective is to plant out violets, the caterpillar foodplant of Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly (and other fritillaries) in an area of newly created native woodland. Also, if we have time and enough people, we will clear an area of regenerating broom which is shading out a patch of rockrose, the caterpillar foodplant of Northern Brown Argus.
Approx duration: Into the afternoon but feel free to leave whenever you wish. Every little helps.
What’s needed: Packed lunch, work gloves, sturdy footwear. Bring a trowel for planting if you have one.
Leader name: Pete Moore
Leader contact details: email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 07866 578079 or 01479 872261
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