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Work Party near Boat of Garten Part 2 Saturday 25th March 2023

This was our last work party of the season and our second visit to Flowerfield – the first being on 18 Feb. (You can read a report of that event here.) The objective was to remove invading birch and broom from this fantastic flower-rich site, important for orchids and rare micro-moths.

On the first visit we almost, but not quite, completed clearance of the scrub and so this time we were determined to finish off what we had started. Three people dropped out at the last minute with illness and so we were a small team of six. However, this proved sufficient because we completed the job by lunchtime!

 

The team having a break

The team having a break.

 

We even had time for a spot of mothing, with Tom Prescott finding the larval stages of three micro-moths on cowberry: Ectoedemia weaveri, Coleophora idaeella and Rhopobota ustomaculana, along with one on broom: Agonopterix assimilella.

                               Pete Moore

 

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