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Saturday 4th August 2018, 10.00am-2.30pm

Tentsmuir Forest and NNR

Join us on a short guided walk with Duncan Davidson looking for Butterflies along the coastal path from Tentsmuir car park to Tentsmuir Point NNR. Species commonly found include  Small Pearl-bordered and Dark Green Fritillaries, Small Copper, Common Blue, Green Hairstreak and Grayling. Day-flying moths are well-represented, with Cinnabar and Six-spot Burnet. Weather permitting a moth trap will be run overnight to be opened at 10:00 before the walk.

This site possesses a range of coastal habitats stretching from the beach, through the fore dunes and slacks to dune grassland and older dune heath, backed by the more recent Forestry Commission (FC) plantation. The dune slacks are particularly rich in plant species. The site is also famous for its wading birds and seals, and the pine plantation has a good Red Squirrel population. The reserve is one of the region’s best butterfly sites

If you would like more information or to confirm your attendance, please contact Colin Edwards (scotspinenut@hotmail.com).

This event is taking place during the Big Butterfly Count, so why not download an ID chart and do a 15-minute count of the butterflies you can see?