Grizzled Skipper Practical Conservation Tasks

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Grizzled Skipper Practical Conservation Tasks
Sunday 8th December, 10am-3pm
Newark to Bottesford Disused railway

Come along to Newark to Bottesford Disused railway and join a group of like-minded people who are enthusiastic about the conservation of the Grizzled Skipper butterfly - a nationally important species which occurs at a small number of sites in south Nottinghamshire.

We will be meeting at 10am at the southern end of Cotham village, grid reference SK796473 (see plan on EMBC Evenets Page, the red star indicates the meeting location and the shaded red area shows the work area). We will work until approximately 3pm to 3.30pm.

Many of the sites where the Grizzled Skipper occurs require regular management to keep them in a suitable condition for the butterfly, so we will be undertaking a series of practical workdays at some key sites, which will involve:

  • Scrub clearance work to maintain open habitats required by the Grizzled Skipper and to help create corridors to link existing open habitats

  • Creation of bare earth patches to increase the availability of suitable egg-laying habitat

 

What to bring:

  • Lunch

  • Warm clothing and stout footwear

  • Work gloves (gloves will be provided if you don’t have any)

  • Tools (if you have any – bow saws/loppers/spades. Tools will be provided, along with instruction on their use)

 

For more information please contact Chris Jackson at the Nottinghamshire Biodiversity Action Group on 0115 969 6519 or email chris.jackson@nottscc.gov.uk.