Target Species: Moths!
Organiser: Butterfly Conservation Scotland and Friends of Nevis
Date: Saturday 12th July
Time: 10.30 till mid afternoon.
Meeting place: Voluntary Action Lochaber Offices at An Drochaid, Claggan Road, Fort William, PH33 6PH. Grid reference NN116742.
DIrections. If you are travelling to Fort William from the north enter the town on the A82 and turn left onto Claggan Road (signposted to Claggan Industrial Estate, Achintee and Footpath to Ben Nevis). Then turn right after about 400m onto Achintee Road and then right again after just 20m into the entrance to the car park to An Drochaid.
If you are travelling to Fort William from the south turn right into Claggan Road which lies c150m to the north of the Ben Nevis Centre roundabout. Then follow the directions above.
Description: Come and find out more about the wonderful world of moths. The event will include an introduction about moths and how to attract them, moth traps and other attractants. We will be looking at moths caught in moth traps set the previous night. Some traps will be checked at the VAL offices whilst others will be checked where they were set in Glen Nevis. There may also be an opportunity to look for day-flying species in the afternoon. All moths that are caught will be released unharmed.
Approx duration: 2-3 hours at Voluntary Action Lochaber Offices followed by 2-3 hours checking traps and looking for day-flying moths up Glen Nevis
What’s needed: Cool, calm and muggy weather on Friday night and stout walking shoes, packed lunch, a good sense of humour and no midgies on the Saturday!
Any other information: Any other information: Tea and coffee will be provided on arrival. Butterfly books and charts will be available to buy as well as free butterfly and moth leaflets to take away.
- Tom PrescottWork 01540 661469 or 07979 785665.
- Joy BigginWork01397 772459