BNHS summer events

Fauna and Flora Field Trips & Workshops summer 2016

Fauna and Flora Field Trips and Workshops summer 2016

Sat 14th May  Moth trapping.   Rhubodach Forest (traps set overnight).  Meet at start of track to Rhubodach Forest 09.00 to open traps then examine and identify catch. Leader Glyn Collis (504429)

Tue 24th May Bat Detector Training. Meet Bute Museum at 21.00. Short indoor presentation, followed by walk around the town centre, including Rothesay Castle, hoping to find both Pipistrelles, Long-eared and Daubenton’s Bats. – Leader Billy Shields (504931)

Sat 28th May  Wild Flowers (a short walk lasting 2-3 hours). Please be prepared for adverse weather and bring suitable footwear. Meet Kilchattan Bay (bus turning circle car park) at 10.00 – Leader Roger Connard (500390)

Sat 11th June Moth trapping. Meet Mount Stuart Visitor Centre car park 09.00 to open traps set overnight.  Leader Glyn Collis (504429)

Sun 10th July Wild Flowers (a walk at Colintraive). A leisurely walk southwards along the road, taking a picnic lunch and looking at anything of interest. Meet at Rhubodach for 10.40 ferry – Leader Angus Hannah (503879)

Sat 23rd July Wild Flowers (a short walk lasting 2-3 hours). Meet Scalpsie Bay car park at 10.00 – Leader Roger Connard (500390)

Sat 30th July Moth and small mammal trapping. Meet Bute Produce 09.00 to open traps set overnight. Hopefully including training in small mammal recording.  Leaders Glyn and Dawn Collis (504429)

Wed 3rd August   Walk to Bull Loch, looking for butterflies, dragonflies, birds and other fauna and flora. Meet Rhubodach car park (next to CalMac ferry ramp) 10.00. Bring picnic lunch. Sturdy footwear required. Leader Ron Forrester (505352).

Sun 21st August   Trees: a walk in Skipper’s Wood (Bogany Wood) primarily to improve tree identification skills. Meet at foot of Bishop Terrace Brae (by Kettledrum) at 14.30 – Leader Angus Hannah (503879)

Tue 23rd August   Bat Detector Training. Meet Bute Museum at 19.45 – short indoor presentation, then we will share cars and drive to an active bat roost – Leader Freda Seddon (Secretary of the Dumfries & Galloway branch of Bat Conservation Trust and a seasoned bat worker on National Trust property)

Wed 7th Sep Moth trapping training.  Meet Craigmore Bowling Club 09.00 to open traps set overnight.  Leader Glyn Collis  (504429)

Glyn Collis will lead one or two walks in June to look for Marsh Fritillary butterflies. These will be weather dependent and arranged at short notice. Please contact Glyn (504429) to let him know if you are interested in going on any of these walks.

There may be other events, again weather dependent, info on these will be posted at the Museum or let Glyn know and you will be contacted once a day/time has been arranged.

If you have any queries, or require transport please contact either event leaders or Ron Forrester (505352).

Marsh Fritillary, nr Carrick Point, Bute 6.6.14 © Ron Forrester
Marsh Fritillary, near Carrick Point, Bute, 06 June 2014 © Ron Forrester.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Flower Walks

Two short walks to look at some of the spring and summer wild flowers on the island. The walks will be suitable for both beginners and improver, but all experienced botanists are also encouraged to attend.

 

Saturday 13th June – meet Kilchattan Bay (bus turning circle) at 10.10 a.m.

Saturday 8th August – meet Guildford Square at 9.45 a.m. (for Scalpsie)

 

Each walk will last for 2-3 hours. Please be prepared for adverse weather and wear suitable footwear. If you have a wild flower ID book, do bring it along with you. For any questions contact Roger Connard on 500390.

 

Dragonfly Walk

Saturday 18th July – meet Guildford Square 10.00 a.m. (car sharing will be arranged)

 

A short walk to look primarily for dragonflies, but also butterflies, to Mount Stuart Reservoir and Quien Burn. Again, as with the other summer events, all members interested are encouraged to come along, no matter your level of knowledge or experience. For any questions contact Ron Forrester 505352.

Golden-ringed Dragonfly, Rhubodach Forest, Bute 27.7.13 © Ron Forrester

Golden-ringed Dragonfly, Rhubodach Forest, Bute 27.7.13 © Ron Forrester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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