kidney vetch

Small Blue Survey

 The Tayside Biodiversity Partnerships and Buttefly Conservation are currently trying to assess the status of the Small Blue  In Angus.

The Small Blue has been found at many sites on the Angus coast from Buddon Ness to Kinnaber North of Montrose. Areas at the coast where there are few or no recent records include East Haven to Elliot, Gaylet Pot to Auchmithie and from red Head all the way North to Kinnaber.

You can participate by reporting sightings of Small Blue adults, eggs or the caterpillar. Reporting any Kidney Vetch that you come across would also be very useful as an indicator of potentially suitable habitat. Try and get a good grid reference for anything you report, preferably using a GPS, and a photo of any quality would definitely help. Negative results should also be reported.

The link below provides a factsheet.

 More information on likely sites to visit and participating in the survey is available from Duncan Davidson, who is also the person to report your sightings to. Duncan’s contact details are:

Tel: 01383 730446, email: address: 140 Pitcorthie Drive, Dunfermline, Fife KY11 8BJ.

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