Sunday 24th October 2021, 10:00am-3:00pm

Dun Dubh Woods by Aberfoyle

Contact

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

56.178136484544, -4.3839339399376

The Beautiful Snout moth was first discovered in Scotland in 2013 at Dun Dubh Wood near Loch Ard, Aberfoyle by a passing visitor. It has now been found at two other sites nearby. The siteis an old oak wood with a long-established undergrowth of Blaeberry, the moth’s larval food plant. The sheltered ancient Blaeberry is considered a crucial requirement in the moth’s ecology. The Blaeberry undergrowth is being crowded out by rhododendrons and non-native conifers which need to be removed. Southwest Scotland branch volunteers have steadily been working to remove these invasive species over the last few winters, but there is still much to do. The cut rhododendrons and conifers will be burnt on site.

Wellies (or stout working boots) together with warm waterproof clothing are required and please bring a packed lunch and drink. Tools, cake and biscuits will be provided!

Date and time: Sunday 24th October 2021, 10am-3pm
Location: Dun Dubh Wood. Meet at the far end of public car park at Aberfoyle at 10.00am. Full directions will be given to anyone who registers.
Booking: booking is essential. Contact David Hill to book on: @email

Transport to Aberfoyle may be available from Stirling and potentially elsewhere – please ask if required.