Friday 12th January 2018, 10.30am-3.00pm

West Down (SX 47900 70800)

Contact

  • Megan Lowe
  • mlowe@butterfly-conservation.org / 07827 460767

50.517696357777, -4.1457870896952

All the Moor Butterflies will be teaming up with the Tamar Valley Conservation volunteers and the Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat project to deliver a day of conservation action on West Down, near Higher Walreddon. This common is an important site for five fritillary butterfly species including High Brown and Pearl-bordered Fritillary, but it is under threat from encroaching scrub such as gorse and saplings. 

We will be meeting in the main car parking area on the common. The grid reference for this is SX 47900 70800. The nearest postcode is in the village of Higher Walreddon: PL19 9EQ.

The task will involve cutting back the scrub and having a bonfire. Tools, guidance, and biscuits will be provided. Please bring your own lunch, waterproofs, and wear sturdy boots. 

PLEASE NOTE: Whilst we will try to accommodate everyone, the area we will be working on has some STEEP slopes which can be challenging. We will also have a couple of chainsawers with us to tackle the larger scrub, but we will base ourselves a safe distance away from these. 

Please contact Megan on the details provided for more information and to register your interest in attending.