Brown Hairstreak Egg Surveys

Brown Hairstreak Egg Surveys
Wednesday 15th October 2014 to Friday 10th April 2015
Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire

Weekdays. There will be autumn, winter & early spring brown hairstreak egg surveys in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire. These are mainly weekdays, chosen a few days in advance for weather, during period between late October & early April.  If you are interested please register in advance with Richard Smith (01446 793229).  We will be focussing this autumn/winter on previously un-surveyed sites in localities with either gaps in records & surveys and expanding on four year’s community project around Llangeler, in the Teifi valley –

  • Teifi valley (N. Emlyn  to Llanfihangel ar Arth)                  Teifi valley (west of Cenarth)
  • North of Whitland                                                                    North of Carmarthen (inc Gwili valley)
  • Dryslwyn to Pantglas                                                              Llandeilo to Llandovery
  • Pembrokeshire (led by David Redhead)

We will also carry out egg counts at a dozen or so regularly monitored sites across Carmarthenshire, plus a couple in Ceredigion.

We have volunteer workdays at several sites in Carmarthenshire, which will be a combination of egg searches and helping with coppicing of older blackthorn (see also winter weekends below)..

Winter Sundays. For the more energetic, we hope to run a thirteenth year of habitat management in the Alun Valley (Vale of Glamorgan) for High Brown Fritillary.  In addition, we will have hedge & blackthorn thicket restoration workdays for brown hairstreak at Cwmduhen and other sites in Carmarthenshire & also Teifi valley and a couple of management days for marsh fritillary at our Caeau Ffos Fach/Median Farm reserve at Cross Hands in Carmarthenshire.  For all winter habitat management days, tools are provided, but bring suitable strong outdoor clothing (inc. gloves and footwear), a hot drink and food if staying beyond lunchtime.

All are welcome, and we look forward to seeing you.

Full details of fixed dates will be published on our branch newsletter & website <>.

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  • Richard Smith
    Work01446 793229
  • David Redhead