Tuesday 23rd November

Tentsmuir NNR, Fife


  • Anthony McCluskey
  • amccluskey@butterfly-conservation.org

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Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve is home to two important insect species - the Grayling Butterfly and Lunar Yellow Underwing Moth. Tentsmuir is the only known site for that moth in Scotland, so it's vital that the population is protected.

Caterpillars of both of these species feed on fine-leaved grasses, and Graylings require lots of bare ground and sandy banks to bask on. To help these species we will remove some of the mosses which are starting to dominate some of the grassy areas at Tentsmuir. Volunteers are needed to help with this task, and we'd love it if you could join us for this special volunteer work party.

Date and time: Tuesday 23rd November, 10am - 3pm.
Location: Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve, Fife (excact location to meet will be given to anyone who registers to attend.
Booking: booking is essential. Contact Project Officer Anthony McCluskey to book your space: @email

This habitat work party is part of the Helping Hands for Butterflies Project, which is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and NatureScot. The work party is being co-ran and facilitated by Tentsmuir NNR site managers NatureScot. 

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