Wednesday 17th July

small layby opposite the entrance to RSPB’s Lynachlaggan trail to the east of Insh village

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Kentish Glory Egg Batch and Larval Searches

Saturday 22nd June – Boat of Garten 10.30am – 4pm

Tuesday 25th June – Tummel Bridge 2pm – 4.30pm

Wednesday 17th July – Inshriach Forest, Insh 10.30am – 4pm

Introduction

Kentish Glory is a large, beautiful, iconic, spring moth that despite its name is confined in the UK to Scotland, where its distribution is centred on the Cairngorms and Culbin Forest on the Moray coast. 

Surveys since 2017, in partnership with the Rare Invertebrates in the Cairngorms Project, using pheromone lures have been very successful at discovering the moth at new sites and confirming its presence at former sites.  However, the lures only attract males and it is unclear if these locations are breeding sites, or just stray males.  The aim of these events is to survey areas where males have been found to determine if the moth is breeding by searching for larvae and hatched egg batches. 

It is hoped that attendees will go on to look for larvae and egg batches at other sites in the Cairngorms. 

Attendees are welcome to join us just for an hour so.

Booking is not essential although it would be useful to know if you intend to attend.

Times and locations

Saturday 22nd June – Boat of Garten 10.30am – 4pm

Meet at the Boat of Garten Community Hall car park.

Grid reference: NH93661889

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Tuesday 25th June – Tummel Bridge 2pm – 4.30pm

We will meet at a track entrance which is around 500m north along the minor road from Tummel Bridge to Trinafour.  Please take care and drive slowly and carefully into the track entrance.

Grid referenceNN75055994

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Wednesday 17th July – Inshriach Forest, Insh 10.30am - 4pm

We will meet at the small layby opposite the entrance to RSPB’s Lynachlaggan trail to the east of Insh village.

Grid reference: NH81920192

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What to bring - It is recommended that you bring the following items, if you have them 

Suncream and hat or possibly warm and waterproof clothing depending on the weather.

Hand lens or magnifying glass.

Pots for caterpillars.

GPS or mobile phone with a grid reference app.

Insect spray for ticks and midges.

Good walking boots or welly boots.

Food and drink if you intend to be out with us all day.

Lastly, and most importantly, enthusiasm and a sense of humour.

For more information contact

Tom Prescott, Butterfly Conservation Scotland

Email: @email 

Tel: 01540 661469.  Mob: 07979 785665.

Or Ellie Barrie, Rare Invertebrates in the Cairngorms Project Officer

Email: @email 

Mob:  07542 229886