East Midlands: Grizzled Skipper Work Party

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East Midlands: Grizzled Skipper Work Party
Sunday 7th February 2016, 10.00am-3.00pm
Alverton Disused Railway Line

Come along 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 number of sites in south Nottinghamshire.

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), though tools will be provided, along with instruction on their use

Please contact Chris Jackson for details of the meeting point

Contacts

  • Chris Jackson
    Work0115 993 2588