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Sunday 20th May 2018: 10.30am

near Muir Of Ord

Join the Highlands & Islands Branch to count Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies near Muir Of Ord.

The Branch have been counting the Pearl-bordered Fritillaries here every year since they were found in 2009.

Scrub clearance by BC volunteers at the site has taken place over the last four years enabling the food plant, violets, to flourish.

There is a short uphill section on to the track after which it continues gently upwards.

The estate have now cleared the track on the opposite side of the glen which means we can now do a circuit of about 5 miles.

Last year there was a report of PBF further up the hill where the track crosses over.

Approx duration:      4 hours depending on weather.

What’s needed:        Lunch, boots and waterproofs.

Any other information:  We have always called this area “tick hill”, so be warned.

Meeting place:  Car park at map reference NH474514 (OS sheet 26 – Inverness & Loch Ness) nearest post code: IV6 7XA.

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.


For more information or to confirm your attendance, please contact the event leader, Margaret Currie:

Tel: 01349 877223   Mob: 07484 778684  or email:  moths.vc106@btinternet.com