Saturday 13th July, 1-4pm

Fallin Bing

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Come join the Glasgow SW branch of Butterfly Conservation and the Stirling and Clackmannanshire SWT group for a joint event, on the 13th of July, to explore the butterflies, moths and wildlife of Fallin Bing.

This is one of the most important brownfield sites for insects in the area and borders Wester moss a thousands of year old peatland with unique and specialist wildlife. Both make one of the best butterfly and moth sites in the area. With large numbers of six spot burnet, common blue, ringlet, meadow brown and rarities like the large heath butterfly.

The event also marks the start of Big Butterfly Count and you can find out how you can help count butterflies and contribute to the science that will help conserve them.

The site is well covered by paths, accessible for all abilities. We will walk a circuit taking some of the spur paths to have a look for a wide range of species. We will also use some Pheromone lures to look for the Luner hornet moth. This might look like a wasp or a hornet but it is a moth in disguise.

We will meet at the outdoor mining museum just outside of the site (grid ref: NS 83820 91522). We will meet at 1pm (13:00) and look to finish before 4pm.  All are welcome, children must be accompanied by adults.

Booking is essential, especially as there could be changes due to weather, please contact Stuart Bence branch Co-chair to book your place – @email