Monday 19 February 2018

Butterfly Conservation Scotland on Islay

The Bog Squad

This group of volunteers is dedicated to helping to restore peatland habitats, it is visiting Islay from the 25th Feb for a week to undertake some Rhododendron clearance on Duich Moss and provide training in surveying the Marsh Fritillary butterfly.  Anyone interested and wishing to help and volunteer in the practical work days are very welcome and they are providing a training session on Thursday 1st March for anyone interested in learning to survey Marsh Fritillary sites (booking required).  Please contact Sarah Edwards ACT CANN Site Co-ordinator for times, meeting points and booking  Tel: 01496 810462. 

As part of their week they are bringing a talk for us, come to the Islay Nature Centre in Port Charlotte on Thursday 1st March 7.30 for "The Bog Squad - Restoring Scotlands Peatlands" By Rebecca Crawford.