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Purple Hairstreak Training – Ballater

Purple Hairstreak eggs were found in Craigendarroch Oakwood near Ballater last year - the first record of this species for Deeside. And very recently, as predicted, adults were seen there for the first time.

Currently, in Highland, this species is only known from the south-west corner of the area, but it is now believed that it will be discovered elsewhere, if looked for in the right places, at the right time and in the right way! Chris Stamp, an experienced Purple Hairstreak surveyor, hopes to lead a training session at Ballater on Deeside in the next week or so. He will explain where to look, when to look and how to look - essential information needed to see this elusive butterfly. It will be an evening event and, since decent weather is required, the date will be decided at relatively short notice.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Pete Moore at tonuptwitcher@gmail.com or phone 07866 578079. 



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