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Myers Allotment Reserve

View over Leighton Moss from Myers Allotment

AUTUMN-WINTER 2015/16 WORK PARTIES

Below is a list of work-parties planned for 2015/16 autumn-winter period. As you will see almost all are on Tuesdays [10:00- 16:00]. We have a small group of experienced volunteers but would like you to come and join us.

We are pleased to include Lancashire Wildlife trust work-party details at Warton Crag on our website. They do wonderful work at this location which is one of the finest butterfly sites in Lancashire and one of the finest fritillary sites in the UK. If you can help they would be delighted to see you.

For further details please contact Dave Wrigley
reserves@lancashire-butterflies.org.uk
Tel: 01524 782962

Please note: For all outdoor events you should bring suitable outdoor clothing, waterproofs and boots or similar. There may be soup and/or baked potatoes provided from a bonfire but please bring a pace lunch and plenty of fluid.

Safety advice and work guidance will be given but we ask all those who attend to take personal responsibility for their own safety and to pay special regard to the trip hazards and the likely presence of tics.

Before a long journey you should always check whether an event has been postponed or cancelled due to poor weather by contacting Dave Wrigley as above.

Aims

  • All the sites detailed below have been chosen as they have populations of rare and endangered species where habitat restoration is needed to secure their survival. [Especially fritillary butterflies and Northern Brown Argus].
  • Most work will involve the clearance of invading scrub and the widening and maintenance of paths/rides through woodland using loppers and bowsaws.
  • Priority is given to health and safety and enjoyment with all present encouraged to work at their own pace as part of a social [as well as a conservation] activity.

Programme

Day

Event

2016
Febuary - March Winter work parties are continuing but the weather has played havock with our schedule so if you want information about what's going on please email our Reserves Officer , Dave Wrigley, or phone him on 01524 782962
17 April BELTED BEAUTY COUNT, POTTS CORNER, Near Heysham
The annual survey of the Belted Beauty colony will take place on Sunday 17th April, meeting in the Potts Corner Car Park (SD413571) at 1030am. Be prepared for cold, wet and windy conditions and waterproof walking boots or wellies are advisable. On occasions a charge is levied for parking but is unlikely to exceed £1. Organiser Steve Palmer – s.palmer12@btopenworld.com

Please ring the contact above to confirm places, dates and times.

Before
After

Even if you don't feel like working you will be very welcome to come along and see what we are doing!

To find out more please e-mail Dave Wrigley at reserves@lancashire-butterflies.org.uk

Tel: 01524 782962

A New Reserve for Lancashire Branch

Maurice Avent, Chairman Of Butterfly Conservation and Simon Hodgson, Chief Executive of Forestry Commission England at the opening of Myers Allotment, Silverdale

This 7 hectare site in the Morecambe Bay Limestone landscape is our first reserve dedicated to providing habitat for the High Brown Fritillary.

Since taking over the site on 1st March 2011 volunteers have been hard at work removing scrub and opening up grassland to improve the habitat for butterflies and moths.
The site is now open for visits and you are welcome to come and view progress - and perhaps be inspired to join a work party!


 
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