Work Party - Chudleigh Knighton Heath - Management For Fritillaries

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Work Party - Chudleigh Knighton Heath - Management For Fritillaries
Sunday 5th November 2017, 10.30am-2.30pm
Chudleigh Knighton Heath

We will be clearing scrub from around the footpath near to where Pearl and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies had a successful breeding season in 2017. Up to 20 Pearls were counted here on one day in 2017 and clearing more ground will provide continuing breeding opportunities.

Meet at Dunley Cross near Chudleigh Knighton [SX 837 775]. This is mid-way between Chudleigh Knighton and Bovey Tracey on the B3344 and a crossroads for Hennock, Bovey Tracey, Chudleigh Knighton and Kingsteignton. There are several laybys to park in around this junction on the Kingsteignton and Chudleigh Knighton sides.

Useful tools will be small bow-saws, loppers, secateurs and pruning knives, however Devon Wildlife Trust will have tools available. Work will be directed by a DWT officer.

For our work days we recommend bringing boots/wellies, gardening gloves, waterproofs, lunch and a drink. No need to book but a contact number is provided for any queries or to check if forecasted bad weather might cancel the event. Attendees can stay as long as they wish but should always inform the contact on the day if they leave early.

Contact for this event: Pete Hurst, see below for contact details.

Contacts

  • Pete Hurst
    Work01626 854 182