Scotland: Wester Moss Work Party

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Scotland: Wester Moss Work Party
Sunday 16th July 2017, 10.00am-3.30pm
Fallin, Stirling

We will continue our work on this great little bog in Fallin, just outside Stirling. The work will involve ditch-blocking and removal of small conifer saplings. The work is supported by IFLI (www.innerforthlandscape.co.uk) and EcocoLife (www.ecocolife.org.uk).

Our lovely Wester Moss nature reserve  is jointly managed with the owners, Stirling Council. Seeding conifers need to be removed and plastic dams installed in old ditches. The ditches encourage water loss from the bog which threatens the specialised flora and fauna that make sites like this so special. We will also remove cut scrub from the surface of the bog which will help speed up the restoration. Wester Moss is home to colonies of Large Heath and Green Hairstreak butterflies and Wood Tiger and Emperor moths, as well as plants such as Bog Rosemary and Round-leaved Sundew.

The work suits all abilities, but you need a steady footing as we will be working on and walking across uneven and boggy terrain.

Start: 10am at the mining museum car park in Fallin.

Finish: approx 3.30pm

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

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

This work is part-funded by the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative and with the contribution of the Life+ financial instrument of the European community.

 

www.ecocolife.org.uk

This event is taking place during our 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.