Glasgow & South West Scotland: Search For The Bog Sun-jumper Spider!

Large Heath
Glasgow & South West Scotland: Search For The Bog Sun-jumper Spider!
Friday 21st July 2017, 10am-3pm
Wester Moss Nature Reserve, Fallin, Stirling

Bog Sun-jumper spiders are thought to only occur on a few lowland raised bogs around Stirling, and a single site in Wales. Butterfly Conservation volunteers will be joined by our friends from the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative and Buglife, and together we will check how widespread the species is on the Moss.

We will also be recording other wildlife including another bog-specialist, the Large Heath butterfly which may still be flying. The day is open to all and there is no need to book in advance. Bring a drink and packed lunch, wellingtons or waterproof boots.

Meet at the Fallin mining museum carpark at 10am. We suggest that you park carefully on surrounding residential roads. There is plenty of free parking around Fallin within a 5-10 minute walk of the meeting spot. You do not need to book in advance for this session, but you can let us know to expect you by contacting Kate Fuller or Lizzy Cairns from the IFLI team on 01324 831 568.

More details can be found at   http://bit.ly/2to0nvC

N.B There are no toilet or other facilities at Wester Moss http://butterfly-conservation.org/842-1955/wester-moss-stirling.html

This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world. Why not download an ID chart and take part in a 15-minute count during the event, which runs from 14 July - 6 August? The results help us see how butterflies are faring across the UK.