The Marsh Fritillary, one of our special moorland butterflies (with Butterfly Conservation)

16/06/2018 - 10:00am
16/06/2018 - 3:30pm
Contact:
Simon: sphelps@butterfly-conservation.org mobile: 07717653968 Jen B: jenbousfield@gmail.com tel:01566 782661
Event Leader:
Simon Phelps & Jen Bousfield
Meeting:
North Hill Village Hall, off Lynher Close, North Hill, PL15 7PA

Marsh Fritillary butterfly

In partnership with Butterfly Conservation's 'All the Moor Butterflies' project, we are running a Marsh Fritillary day. 

In the morning we meet at the village hall to find out from Simon Phelps, the project officer, all about the butterfly, its ecology, life cycle, conservation and how to identify it. Then after an early (BYO) lunch, we will go up onto the moor to look for some new sites along the Withybrook.  Weather permitting of course!

Outline programme: 

Hall open at 10am, sign in, coffee etc and cake.

10:30 ~ 11:30 Simon's presentation on the Marsh Fritillary

11:30 ~ 12 noon Questions, discussion, information about the 'All the Moor Butterflies' project and a mention of some of the other moorland butterflies. 

12 onwards, lunch break before we clear up to leave the hall at about 1pm. Car sharing may be necessary.

In the afternoon, we can split up into smaller groups. Keen walkers can head off along Kilmar then down to the Withybrook and along as far as the marsh. And then closer by, we would like to extend our survey on Hawks Tor Down, walking along the footpath beside the marsh. 

Need to empasise that the going will be wet, very wet in places....! 

Marsh Fritillary larvae

Please book with either Simon or Jen and say if you plan to stay all day or just for the morning. There is no charge but a donation for cake would be gratefully received.

 

And of course, please do not bring dogs because of the livestock and wildlife on the moor! 

Equipment & Booking:
Please book, we need to know numbers! Packed lunch, snack if staying all day. Outdoor clothing and waterproof footwear essential. camera/phone/binoculars useful. And please, no dogs.