National Insect Week returns in 2020
Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 10:30 to 14:30
There are very few records of both butterflies and moths for this lovely little hill (373M / 1230FT), hopefully on this July outing we can add many more.
The path starts from where we can park and is approx. 500ft of easy ascent with a short steep section just below the top.
From there we can follow a good path along the ridge as far as time permits. The walk up the hill will be very slow with lots of stops.
Meeting place: Small car park at NH650849 (nearest post code:IV24 3DL) on the west side of the B9176 (Struie) road. The track up Struie Hill is close by. Not the viewpoint car park at NH652858.
Approx. duration: Approx. 4 hours depending on weather.
What’s needed: Lunch, waterproofs, suitable footwear.
Leader name: Margaret Currie Tel: 01349 877223 Mob: 07484 778684
Female water snipe flies Atherix ibis clasp each other and cluster in big round aggregations on the end of branches overhanging rivers – males entering the swarms are mated repeatedly until they die. The females then lay their eggs in to the water – and all die still in their tight aggregations.