Stithians Reservoir is managed for both recreation and conservation by South West Lakes Trust.
There is a nature reserve area at the southern end of the site, which had become fairly overgrown, but following some scrub management on some sections last Autumn, the Trust are keen to see what species take advantage of the improved habitats. Our Secretary, Amanda Scott, is a conservation volunteer at the site, and would love branch members to enjoy a visit to the reserve and help in spotting and recording butterflies and moths, and Odonata species and other invertebrates, too. A great chance to explore!
From Redruth, take the B3297 towards Helston. The lake will be signposted. Follow the brown signs to the entrance to the Lake Watersports Centre by the Golden Lion pub. Drive towards the lake car park, passing and keeping the WaterSports Centre on the left. We will meet in the car park at 11am, and then share cars to get to the much smaller parking area for the nature reserve.
Leader – Amanda Scott. Meet at SW710370 in Stithians Lake car park at 11:00am (postcode TR16 6NW).
For details and full directions phone Amanda Scott on – 01326 240357.
This event is being held in the national 'Save our Butterflies' week.