Meeting place: Follow the Butterfly Conservation Scotland signs from the end of the forest track into Polmaily Wood, approx. 2 miles west of Drumnadrochit on the A831 towards Cannich. Grid ref: NH484304. OS sheet 26 (Inverness & Loch Ness)
Description: 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 un-cleared areas.
Approx. duration: Up to 5 or 6 hours but you are welcome to join in and leave whenever you want to. Every little helps so if you are able to come just for an hour or so, you will still be very welcome.
What’s needed: If staying all day bring lunch and wear old clothes as well as gloves, secateurs, loppers, forks, rakes and bow-saws if you have them. Further hand-tools including the wonderful Tree-poppers and gloves will be available. Home-baked cake also gratefully received!
Any other information: This is the seventh Polmaily work-party, or bake-off as it has become known by regular attendees. The previous ones have all been great fun, were well attended and had plenty of cake! Tea and coffee will also be provided.
Leader name: Tom Prescott
Leader contact details: Tel: 01540 661469 Mob: 07979 785665