Another day on Roborough Common for the All Moors Threatened Butterfly Conservation project on Monday 23rd January 2017
This project has now received Heritage Lottery funding which enables 2 new members of staff, Simon Phelps and Megan Lowe to work with Jenny Plackett improving butterfly habitat on Dartmoor, Exmoor and Bodmin Moors, full details  –  All the Moor Butterflies.
For the day we returned to the first Roborough site we worked on in June and October 2015 to continue removing invasive saplings and scrub as well as creating paths through the dense mat of bracken for the Fritillary butterfly, 3 species being currently endangered due to loss of natural habitat.
Removing cut saplings. Photo: Hilary Marshall

Removing cut saplings. Photo: Hilary Marshall

One point noticeable on the photos taken on the day is the clear blue sky, after a rather fresh start the sun warmed up to create ideal weather for a conservation workday.
Overall a successful day with Jenny pleased with the extent (and quality) of work achieved.
Clearing saplings and bracken. Photo: Hilary Marshall

Clearing saplings and bracken. Photo: Hilary Marshall

Thanks to all the volunteers – Val Barnes, Sylvia Hamilton, John Watson, John and Elaine Viant, Derek Collins, Chris Francis, Hillary Marshal, Chris Spenser and his visitor brought out for a day working on the moor, Braggitte Reece, with special thanks to Rachel Watson for providing the cake although she was not able to attend on the day.
Coffee & cake break. Photo: Hilary Marshall

Coffee & cake break. Photo: Hilary Marshall