Tuesday 17th May 2022, 12:00pm-3:00pm

Dun Coillich near Aberfeldy

Contact

  • David Hill
  • dhill@butterfly-conservation.org or 01786 459813

56.651593324248, -4.0095983483491

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Free Training Workshop

Dun Coillich near Aberfeldy

Tuesday 17th May

12 noon - 3pm

Background

The Pearl-bordered Fritillary is one of Scotland’s more elusive butterflies and has long been a priority for conservation. Flying earlier in the season than its close relative (and look-a-like) the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, it inhabits woodland edges, clearings, glades and track-sides.

Scotland is a stronghold for the butterfly, which has undergone significant UK-wide declines, particularly as woodland management has moved away from the traditional coppicing and small-scale felling practices that helped the species thrive.

Pearl-bordered Fritillary is found in Dumfries and Galloway, Perthshire, the Trossachs, Aberdeenshire and fairly widely through Argyll and the Highlands.

Aim

The aim of the field training is to encourage attendees to carry out targeted surveys this year for Pearl-bordered Fritillary at locations where the butterfly has not been recorded for some years.

The workshop will provide information on identification, distribution, ecology and survey methods.

Booking

The session is free and anyone can attend, however, please let us know that you are coming along and we will send you directions to the meeting point.

Please note that the session will involve walking in areas that are rough underfoot with rocks, bracken, heather etc.

To book a place please click here

For more information see here or contact:

David Hill, Butterfly Conservation Scotland

Email: @email

01786 459813