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This is a Highlands and Islands Branch long weekend trip to Cumbria, leaving early Friday morning and returning late on the Sunday. Attendees will stay at Challan Hall B&B and visit several sites around the Silverdale area. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.
This event will be part of an open day held by Highland Liliums Garden centre. If weather conditions are reasonable, a good variety of moths should have been caught in the traps placed in the surrounding area the night before. EARLY JULY - LATE AUGUST; DATE TO BE CONFIRMED. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.
There are outcroppings of limestone in the Tomintoul-Glenlivet area which support a lime-loving flora which is very localised in the Highlands. Our moth trapping will target such an area near Tomintoul since it is possible that there are moth species present whose foodplants are part of the lime-loving plant community. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.
Join the Highlands and Islands Branch for a look through moth traps as part of the reserve’s annual monitoring of Dark Bordered Beauty moth, found at only three locations in Scotland. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.
We’ll walk upstream beside the Spey on a Fisherman’s track past farm fields to an open area beside woodland. We are hoping to see Scotch Argus, Small Tortoiseshell, Small Heath, Common Blue and Speckled Wood butterflies, amongst others.
The Speyside Centre provides a sheltered car park surrounded by woodland. Moth traps will be run here the previous night and we will see what we catch. Hopefully, moths may be attracted by the range of flowers in the garden centre.
Another session of clearing and cutting back trackside vegetation and scrub to improve the habitat for Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Dingy Skipper. The work includes “weeding” sections previously cleared, as well as tackling uncleared areas.
Our annual Members' Day is an informal chance to meet like-minded butterfly and moth enthusiasts and chat and hear about the wonderful highlights of the season.