Join the Highlands and Islands Branch on a work party that will benefit a range of peatland habitat dependant butterflies and moths (and dragonflies!).
Meeting place: Cannich Hall, Cannich, Strathglass, Inverness-shire, IV4 7LY
Description: The Bog Squad will be returning to Glen Affric to team up once again with the British Dragonfly Society to continue installing ditch-blocking dams. Many areas of open peatland habitat in Glen Affric have previously been drained via ditches which take vital water resources away from the bog threatening the specialised flora and fauna that live there. We’ll be using tools such as spades and large rubber mallets to hit the dams into the peat (which is great fun!). We may also be removing some invasive small trees that threaten the open peatland habitats.
Glen Affric is well known for its beautiful forests and lochs though it also provides important habitat for a range of butterfly species including Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Large Heath. Rare dragonflies can also be found here including White-faced Darter and Azure Hawker.
Approx. duration: 6 hours.
What's needed: Water, lunch, wellies or sturdy waterproof walking boots and work clothes - including waterproofs. Be prepared for cold conditions and bring warm hat, fleece etc...
Any other information: Please see http://bogsquad.weebly.com/ for more information about the Bog Squad
Leader name: David Hill (BCS) & Colin Hall (BDS)
Leader contact details: David Hill – firstname.lastname@example.org or 01786 459813