Target Species: Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary Time: 10:30 am
Joint meeting with Highland Branch of Butterfly Conservation.
Meeting place: Turn off A835 about 1km NW of Contin, signposted Loch Achilty. Single track road for approx. 4 miles to Luichart Power Station. Park just beyond in vicinity of bridge. OS map 26, NH 393571. There are two small car parks further on which we may be able to access.
Description: A walk mostly on tracks with some short steep uphill sections through woodland to the open hillside where both PB and Small PB Fritillary have been recorded. The open area is excellent for day flying moths such as Mother Shipton, while the ponds lower down have several species of dragonfly. Approx duration: 4-5 hours depending on weather. What’s needed: Suitable footwear as we will be going onto the hillside and a packed lunch. The complete circuit is approximately 3 miles.
Leader: Margaret Currie 01349 877223, 07484 778684 or email@example.com