Highlands And Islands: Glen Orrin Work Party

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Highlands And Islands: Glen Orrin Work Party
Sunday 2nd April 2017, 10.30am-3.00pm
Glen Orrin, west of Muir of Ord

Another chance to help cut back vegetation and rake up excessive bracken to improve the habitat for Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries.

Meeting place: Parking at the work site is limited, therefore, we will meet at the visitor’s car park at the entrance to Glen Orrin, grid NH474514, at 10.30am.  We will then take as few cars as possible a mile further up the glen to the site.  If you cannot make it at 10.30 then hopefully you will find us up the glen on the south or left hand side of the road as you drive up the glen along the track that starts at approx. NH464517.

Description: Another chance to help cut back vegetation and rake up excessive bracken to improve the habitat for Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries.  Both species occur on the south facing slopes and track-sides on the slopes of An Dun.  This will be the fourth “bash” at the site and the third in the spring.  We will focus on the very steep slopes adjacent to and immediately below the track

Approx. duration: 4-6 hours but you are welcome to join in and leave whenever you want.  Every little helps so if you only want to come for an hour you will still be very welcome.

What’s needed: Bring lunch and wear old clothes. If you have them bring work gloves, secateurs, bow-saws and loppers. If you don’t have them they will be provided.

Leader name: Margaret Currie or Tom Prescott

Leader contact details: Tel 01349 877223     email  moths.vc106@btinternet.com