Description: Another chance to help cut back vegetation and rake up excessive bracken to improve the habitat for Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries.
Both species occur on the south facing slopes and track-sides on the slopes of An Dun. This will be the fifth “bash” at the site and the fourth in the spring. We will focus on the very steep slopes adjacent to and immediately below the track.
Meeting place: Parking at the work site is limited, therefore, we will meet at the visitor’s car park at the entrance to Glen Orrin, grid ref NH474514 (OS Map Landranger 26) at 10.30am. We will then take as few cars as possible a mile further up the glen to the site. If you cannot make it at 10.30 then hopefully you will find us up the glen on the south or left-hand side of the road as you drive up the glen along the track that starts at approx NH464517.
Directions: From Marybank on the A832 take the minor road south for 1.5 miles to Aultgowrie. On the south side of the bridge turn west for 200 yards to a small car park for visitors.
Approx duration: 4-6 hours but you are welcome to join in and leave whenever you want. Every little helps so if you only want to come for an hour you will still be very welcome.
What’s needed: Bring lunch and wear old clothes. Bring gloves, rakes, secateurs, loppers and bow-saws if you have them. Further hand-tools, including our wonderful Tree Poppers and gloves will be available. Tea, coffee and cake will also be provided – maybe even a BC 50th Birthday cake
Leader names: Tom Prescott and Margaret Currie