Posted from Naomi Hewitt
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
Solway Coast AONB
Allerdale Borough Council
Silloth on Solway
Tel: 016973 33055 Mob: 07880 565 640
From: Auld, Colin (NE) [mailto:Colin.Auld@naturalengland.org.uk] 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 To: Cc: Mawby, Chris (NE); steve doyle Subject: Solway Marsh frit monitoring - confirmed plans
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
North Cumbria Reserves, Unit 2, Kirkbride Airfield, Wigton CA7 5HP
Tel 016973 50005 (m) 07787 323684
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