Grizzled Skipper Practical Conservation Tasks Winter 2019 - 2020

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 26th January 2020 - Great Central Railway 10am to 3pm, please contact Chris Jackson for details of the meeting point
  • Thursday 30th January 2020 - Staunton Quarry Nature Reserve 10am to 3pm, please contact Chris Jackson for details of the meeting point
  • Thursday 6th February 2020 - Staunton Quarry Nature Reserve 10am to 3pm, please contact Chris Jackson for details of the meeting point
  • Sunday 23rd February 2020 - Cotham to Kilvington Disused Railway Line 10am to 3pm, please contact Chris Jackson for details of the meeting point
  • Tuesday 3rd March 2020 - Newstead Old Coal Stocking Yard 10am to 3pm, please contact Chris Jackson for details of the meeting point
  • Sunday 15th March 2020 - Granby Disused Railway Line 10am to 3pm, please contact Chris Jackson for details of the meeting point

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

The Grizzled Skipper project is supported with funding from Butterfly Conservation East Midlands

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.