Kentish glory and dragonflies get a helping hand in the Cairngorms
Yesterday, as part of a three day regional gathering, RSPB offered their help to carry out some work in the Woodland Trust’s Glencharnoch Wood in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.
Over the course of the afternoon, 46 staff helped recreate open water for dragonflies in the wood, and carried out management for a rare moth, Kentish Glory. The open water area is hoped to be used by school and youth groups in future years, and the work for Kentish Glory will help to encourage this species into the wood from a location possibly under threat from the A9 dualling programme.
This builds on the work carried out by Michelle Green, one of our volunteers, with Butterfly Conservation, and the Rare Invertebrates in the Cairngorms Project. The work included scarification and seeding carried out by pupils from Carrbridge Primary last year.
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