Scotland: Glen Affric Work Party

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Scotland: Glen Affric Work Party
Sunday 26th March 2017, 9.30am-3pm
Cannich, Inverness-shire

The Bog Squad will be returning to Glen Affric to team up once again with the British Dragonfly Society to continue installing ditch-blocking dams. Many areas of open peatland habitat in Glen Affric have previously been drained via ditches which take vital water resources away from the bog threatening the specialised flora and fauna that live there. We’ll be using tools such as spades and large rubber mallets to hit the dams into the peat (which is great fun!). 

Glen Affric is well known for its beautiful forests and lochs though it also provides important habitat for a range of butterfly species including Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Large Heath. Rare dragonflies can also be found here including White-faced Darter and Azure Hawker. 

Transport to the site may be available from the Inverness area (and occasionally pick-ups can be arranged for places en-route) - please get in touch to arrange this.The work suits all abilities, but you need a steady footing as we will be working on and walking across uneven and boggy terrain.

Please tell us if you are coming: 01786 459813 or email: dhill@butterfly-conservation.org

Please bring: Water, lunch, wellies or sturdy waterproof walking boots and work clothes - including waterproofs. Be prepared for cold conditions and bring warm hat, fleece etc..and a sense of humour!