BIG BUTTERFLY COUNT: Brownsburn Bog Squad Volunteer Work Party (North Lanarkshire)! *Free - booking required. Transport available from Stirling.

BIG BUTTERFLY COUNT: Brownsburn Bog Squad Volunteer Work Party (North Lanarkshire)! *Free - booking required. Transport available from Stirling.

Posted on behalf of Butterfly Conservation
Scotland: Brownsburn Bog Squad Volunteer Work Party

Saturday 10th August – Ditch-blocking at Brownsburn Community Nature Park (Airdrie)

The Bog Squad will be working to block-up old drainage ditches at Brownsburn Community Nature Park in Airdrie. These old drainage ditches continue to remove water from the moss, drying the peat out and threatening the highly specialised vegetation and wildlife that should thrive out on the moss. We will block ditches with plastic piling which is installed using a large rubber mallet.

The work suits all abilities, but you need a steady footing as we will be working on and walking across challenging uneven and boggy terrain.

This is also a great opportunity to take part in the Big Butterfly Count.

Start: 10am at Brownsburn Community Nature Park (We'll give you directions) or 9.00am meet at our Stirling Office (We offer some transport)

Finish: 3pm at Brownsburn Community Nature Park or 4.00pm at our Stirling Office

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Bring: Water, lunch (hot drink?), wellies or sturdy waterproof walking boots and work clothes - including waterproofs. Be prepared for cold conditions and bring warm hat, fleece etc..and a sense of humour!

Please let us know you're coming by contacting David Hill on dhill@butterfly-conservation.org or 01786 459813

This work is kindly supported by the SNH-led Peatland Action Fund

Details: https://butterfly-conservation.org/events/scotland-brownsburn-bog-squad-volunteer-work-party-2
When
10 Aug 2019 at 10:00am
until 10 Aug 2019 at 3:00pm
Where
Brownsburn Community Nature Park
Airdrie
North Lanarkshire

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