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Pentlands Butterfly Safari

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 10:30 to 15:30

Meet at 10.30 am at the entrance to the West Linton Filter Station, one mile north-west of West Linton on the Baddinsgill Road (NT 133531) to record butterflies and day-flying moths in a botanically rich valley in the Pentland Hills.  Parking on the road-side.

Northern Brown Argus has been previously recorded in the valley, there is suitable habitat for Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, and the outside chance of skippers which are colonising the Western Borders.

There are also several species of orchid found in the valley, which we will try to locate.

Bring warm clothing, waterproofs, packed lunch and enthusiasm. 

No dogs as this a working sheep farm.

Did you know?

Shapely antennae

Antennal shape reflects insect ecology, male moths have feathery antennae to detect female pheromones at night.

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