9. Apr, 2018

Sustrans UK Butterfly Measurement Scheme training Day

Yesterday we held a Butterfly recording and monitoring training day in East Haven. Funded and arranged by Sustrans, the charity who manage the cycle path network, David Lampard from Butterfly Conservation delivered the training. This involved improving our identification skills and understanding about the types of butterfly we can expect to find in not just in Scotland but locally here on the coast. Laura White from Sustrans supported us on the day and helped residents map out a transect (walking route) which we will use to monitor and record butterflies on a regular basis throughout the year. As many of you know, National Cycle Route 1 runs right up the Angus coast and provides a wonderful opportunity to observe all kinds of wildlife and our improved Butterfly ID skills will enable us to upload recordings from our transect to the UK Butterfly Measurement Scheme web-site. Why not join us on one of our monthly Sustrans Bumble Butterfly walks? See our diary of events for details