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Sunday 10th June 2018, 10.00am-3pm

Murlough NNR

Sunday 10th June, 10:00, Murlough NNR: meet at Keel Point, J 4104 3516

Our first outing of the season is in partnership with the Belfast Naturalists’ Field Club and the Federation of Irish Field Clubs.  We will be visiting Murlolugh National Nature Reserve, one of NI’s best sites for butterflies, in particular the Marsh Fritillary. We’ll be hoping to see these, the Small Heath, Small Copper and the host of day-flying moths and other beasties Murlough is renowned for.

Leaders are Jo Whatmough (BNFC) and Stephen Craig (BCNI). Jo set up the very first butterfly transect in Ireland at Murlough in 1979 and is an authority on the site and its management.  Stephen Craig has been carrying our work on the Marsh Fritillary at Murlough for the last decade.  Two exceptional guides.

Come early to see the contents of the moth traps which will be exhibited at 09:00.

Non-National Trust members will have to pay a £5 vehicle admission charge. We appologise for any inconvenience. If you are a NT member, please bring your membership card with you.