East Scotland, Borders - Carrifran Wildwood - Moths and Ecological Restoration

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East Scotland, Borders - Carrifran Wildwood - Moths and Ecological Restoration
Saturday 17th to Sunday 18th June 2017, 9.00pm-11.00am
Carrifran Wildwood, NE Of Moffat

This is an opportunity to assist with a survey assessing how moth populations have changed on the site since 2000.

Carrifran Wildwood is a project showcasing ecological restoration on a large scale. Before 2000 it was a typical Southern Uplands glen grazed by sheep, but since then it has been transformed by the planting of over half a million native trees.

Come along to learn more about the project, watch moth traps and sugaring in action, and hopefully encounter some spectacular hawkmoths.

Bring warm clothing, waterproofs, midge repellent/midge nets and a torch.

Participants should be prepared to stay on until midnight or later if the conditions are good. However, the trapped moths will be kept for inspection at 9.00 am on the Sunday morning (18 June) at the same site.

Meet at 9.00pm on the Saturday evening at Carrifran Wildwood carpark on the A708 about 8 miles to the NE of Moffat (grid ref NT159115).

Contacts

  • Reuben Singleton
    Work07783 047398