Grizzled Skipper Practical Conservation Tasks Winter 2016 -17

Grizzled Skipper Practical Conservation Tasks Winter 2016 -17

Grizzled Skipper

Grizzled Skipper

Sunday 9th October 2016 – Alverton Disused Railway Line

10am to 3pm, please contact Chris Jackson for details of the meeting point

Sunday 13th November 2016 – Great Central Railway

10am to 3pm, please contact Chris Jackson for details of the meeting point

Sunday 4th December 2016 – Flawborough Footpath

10am to 3pm, please contact Chris Jackson for details of the meeting point

Sunday 22nd January 2017 – Great Central Railway

10am to 3pm, please contact Chris Jackson for details of the meeting point

Sunday 26th February 2017 – Cotham to Kilvington Disused Railway Line

10am to 3pm, please contact Chris Jackson for details of the meeting point

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

Come along and join a group of like-minded people who are enthusiastic about Grizzled Skipper butterfly conservation – 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, which 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
Volunteers working on habitat for Grizzled Skippers

Volunteers working along the Great Central Railway in 2015

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.

Grizzled Skipper Work Party 7th Feb

grizzled-skipper_RSJ7167-EditOn Sunday 7th February we will be meeting up for the last time this winter to undertake work at another important site that supports Grizzled Skipper in Nottinghamshire.  The site is another stretch of disused railway line located in the south east of the county, close to Bottesford.

We will be meeting in the morning (7th February) at 10am and working on site until approximately 3pm.  If you are able to come along and help out then I would very much welcome your help.  As usual if you could contact me to let me know that you are interested in coming along and I will then send you details of the meeting point for this particular work party.

As this is the last work party for this winter period it would be great to finish off with another good turn out.

Please see our web page for further details

I look forward to seeing many of you there.