Marsh Fritillary Monitoring

Posted from Naomi Hewitt

Hello all,


If anyone is at a loose end this week and fancies some time out in the sun doing a worthwhile conservation task on the Solway, the Natural England North Cumbria NNR team are holding three days of volunteer marsh fritillary web counting. This is essential tasks to monitor populations of the marsh fritillary and determine how well they are doing on an annual basis.


Basically, it involves wandering around in the sun in a fantastic national nature reserve (or two) looking for caterpillars!


Please contact Colin Auld from the NE team if you are interested, or for more information. Colin can be contacted on email at or by phone on 016973 50005. See his email below for details of what’s happening where and more details of each location and how to get there.


Many thanks



Naomi Hewitt

Assistant Manager

Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) 


Solway Coast AONB

Allerdale Borough Council

Liddell Street

Silloth on Solway




Tel:   016973 33055
Mob: 07880 565 640




From: Auld, Colin (NE) []
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 11:55 AM
To: Hewitt, Naomi
Cc: Proud, Graeme
Subject: FW: Solway Marsh frit monitoring - confirmed plans




From: Auld, Colin (NE)
Sent: 15 August 2016 11:35
Cc: Mawby, Chris (NE); steve doyle
Subject: Solway Marsh frit monitoring - confirmed plans



Hi there,


Many thanks to everyone for your responses. The plan of action is:-


Wednesday 17th  Finglandrigg Wood compt 10 (north side of B5307) and peripheral areas. Meet Finglandrigg Wood entrance/car park 1000am


Thursday 18th  Finglandrigg Wood – main area (the Fritillary Field) . Meet Finglandrigg Wood entrance/car park 1000am


Friday 19th Thornhill Moss SSSi or Wedholme Flow in afternoon. Meet Finglandrigg Wood entrance/car park 1200


We’re a bit low on numbers for the 18th so any help on this day would be great. Feel free to come for as little or as long as you like.


Please feel free to get in touch if you need any other info




Colin Auld

Reserve Manager

North Cumbria Reserves, Unit 2, Kirkbride Airfield, Wigton CA7 5HP


Tel 016973 50005       (m) 07787 323684


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