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Grizzled Skipper Practical Conservation Tasks Winter 2016-17

Nottinghamshire Work Parties 2016/17

Come along and join a group of like-minded people who are enthusiastic about the conservation of the Grizzled Skipper butterfly - a nationally important species which occurs at a number of sites in south Nottinghamshire. Many of the sites where the Grizzled Skipper occurs require regular management to keep them in a suitable condition for the butterfly, so we will be undertaking a series of practical workdays at some key sites on the following dates:

  • Sunday 9th October 2016 - Alverton Disused Railway Line
  • Sunday 13th November 2016 - Great Central Railway
  • Sunday 4th December 2016 - Flawborough Footpath
  • Sunday 22nd January 2017 - Great Central Railway
  • Sunday 26th February 2017 - Cotham to Kilvington Disused Railway Line

All work parties are from 10am to 3pm, please contact Chris Jackson for details of the meeting points and futher details

Grizzled Skipper - © Simon Jenkins  picture of Grizzled Skipper

The work will involve:

  • Scrub clearance work to maintain open habitats required by the Grizzled Skipper and to help create corridors to link existing open habitats
  • Creation of bare earth patches to increase the availability of suitable egg-laying habitat

What to bring:

  • Lunch
  • Warm clothing and stout footwear
  • Work gloves (gloves will be provided if you don’t have any)
  • Tools (if you have any - bow saws/loppers/spades. Tools will be provided, along with instruction on their use)

For more information please contact Chris Jackson at the Nottinghamshire Biodiversity Action Group on 0115 993 2588 or email chris.jackson@nottscc.gov.uk.

Volunteers working along the Great Central Railway in 2015  picture of Grizzled Skipper
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