Thursday 25th July 2019, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Insh Marshes, near Kingussie. Nearest post code: PH21 1NS

Contact

  • Pete Moore
  •  Email: tonuptwitcher@gmail.com or call: 07866 578 079

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Join the Highlands & Island's Branch for a gentle walk along one of the nature trails at Insh Marshes to look for butterflies and take part in Butterfly Conservation’s Big Butterfly Count.

The walk will be around 1 – 2 hours long. Please bring stout footwear for uneven paths and binoculars (especially with close focus) are useful for getting a good views of the butterflies!

The Insh Marshes covers 10 square kilometres of the River Spey floodplain between Kingussie and Kincraig in Badenoch and Strathspey.

It is said to be one of the most important wetland areas in Europe, supporting butterfly species as well as birds like curlew, lapwing, redshank and snipe. The reserve is mainly comprised of woodland and marshland habitats.

Meeting place:  2pm at the RSPB Insh Marshes car park. It is about two miles out of Kingussie on the B970 (past Ruthven Barracks).

Map grid reference: NN775998 (OS map 35 – Kingussie) / nearest post code: PH21 1NS

No need to book, just turn up on the day!

For more information, please contact the event leader, Pete Moore, by emailing @email or calling him on: 07866 578 079.