Thursday 13th June 2019, 10:30am-3:30pm

car park by Visitor Information Centre, Crathie, AB35 5UL

Contact

  • Aberdeenshire Council Marr Area Ranger
  • 01467 538171

57.039374, -3.2141842999999

Help us erect new fence exclosures on a site that needs management to encourage aspen tree regeneration. Aspen supports a variety of wildlife, including the rare Dark Bordered Beauty moth. In the few areas it is known from in Northern Scotland, the caterpillars only eat the leaves of young aspen suckers, which on this site need protecting from browsing by rabbits. If we finish early, we may have time to look for caterpillars too. This task is suitable for reasonably fit adults (& accompanied 13-17 year olds). Bring your own packed lunch & outdoor clothing including waterproofs + stout footwear. Work gloves & tools will be provided. Event organised with Aberdeenshire Council & Balmoral Estate Ranger Services & Invercauld Estate. Booking essential.

MEET: car park by Visitor Information Centre, Crathie AB35 5UL

CONTACT: Book via https://conservation-aspen-moths.eventbrite.co.uk

or phone Aberdeenshire Council Marr Area Ranger on 01467 538171