Valley Volunteers day
Wednesday 31st October 2018
10.30am to 4.00pm
Meet at: Luckett village car park PL17 8NJ
Heath Fritillary Butterfly Project Part 3
We are working with Butterfly Conservation here in the Tamar Valley to save the Heath Fritillary, which is one of our most restricted butterflies in the UK, being found in only 4 areas (aside from Lydford/Tamar Valley, it’s found only on Exmoor, in the Blean Woods in Kent, and in a couple of woodlands in Essex, and that’s it!).
This task is focused on the thriving colony in Greenscoombe Wood, and trying to increase the extent of available habitat, improve the habitat quality and improve the connectivity between Greenscoombe and all the adjacent sites.
Last winter the Valley Volunteers were involved with helping to improve the connectivity between the occupied and the extinct habitat along a route near Luckett Mine and Deer Park Farm.
Come and join us for a day of felling small trees and shrubs to create a butterfly flight corridor: you can practice felling skills and habitat creation using brushwood material. We will also be clearing brambles and burning surplus brushwood (if dry!)
Lunch and other refreshments provided. Wear sturdy footwear, gloves and be prepared for the weather on the day! All tools and training provided.
So that we have an idea of numbers, please let me know if you are coming along: see below for contact details. I hope you can make it and look forward to seeing you.
Dave Readman – Tamar Community Trust
Tamar Valley Centre
m: 07410 411440