Volunteer Event: Large Heath Butterfly Survey at Low Moss, Lugar – Thursday 20th June

Large Heath © Tom Wilson

Large Heath © Tom Wilson

Help CEI carry out a Large Heath butterfly survey at Low Moss near Lugar.

Joint Event with Butterfly Conservation. We’ll meet at Low Moss at 10:30 for a 10:45 start on Thursday 20th June. We will be carrying out a Large Heath timed count using the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (UKBMS) guidelines. Our records will help improve national population monitoring for this important bog indicator species. Survey training will be provided and we’ll also try out other invertebrate survey techniques including ‘FIT’ Counts of pollinators, BugVac sapling, Sweep netting and bog pool sampling. Records will be passed to Butterfly Conservation and appropriate National Recording schemes.

Please dress appropriately for warm weather, apply sunscreen, bring lots of water, some lunch and possibly a sun hat too! The ground will probably be quite dry so walking boots will probably be fine as long as you don’t step in a ditch! Nets, pots and ID guides will be provided, but if you have your own, that could be useful.

There is limited parking at the site, so we may need to coordinate lift-sharing from Cumnock, Lugar or Logan.

Please contact Scott on 07766185987 or via scott.shanks@ea-cei.org.uk for more information or to register your attendance at the event. * NOTE: This event is weather dependent and may need to be rescheduled at short notice.