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Polmaily Scrub Clearance (AKA Polmaily Bake-off) - Saturday 17th September 2016

This was the sixth Polmaily scrub-bash, clearing track-side vegetation, mostly gorse, for the benefit of Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Dingy Skipper, along the route of a regularly walked butterfly transect. Today the sun shone and we had a great turn-out of sixteen folk in total, which was comprised of 12 Highland branch members and four Trees For Life volunteers. During the course of the day we blitzed a fair bit of scrub, had a good natter, ate cake and enjoyed a few late season butterflies – Red Admiral, Peacock and Speckled Wood. 

There were four entries in the Polmaily bake-off. The winner, based on how quickly the cake disappeared, was Dot Ruston’s carrot cake with orange butter icing. However, Tom’s Guinness and chocolate cake, Ewan’s chocolate brownie with salted caramel and Denise’s flapjack were close on Dot’s heels. We are looking forward to Sept 2017 already!

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