Buckthorn for Brimstones Project
The Yorkshire Branch of Butterfly Conservation has been pleased to support the Buckthorn for Brimstones project. The project organised by Whitby Naturalists' Club aims to plant Alder Buckthorn to create corridors from existing Buckthorn sites to the Whitby area. The cinder track forms a natural coastal corridor and Newton Dale to the Murk Esk at Goathland links the Esk Valley to a known breeding site north of Pickering. The aim is to plant 300 whips across 40 sites and involves a number of schools and organisations helping to plant the whips. The project is a colaboration between Whitby Naturalists' Club, Butterfly Conservation Yorkshire, Scarborough Borough Council and the North York Moors National Park. Here's a selection of photographs from the planting days.
Whitby Naturalists planting on the Cinder Track near Whitby
Whitby Naturalists in action at Calla Beck
NYMNP volunteers and staff help with planting between Grosmont and Beck Hole
Planting at Airy Hill School in Whitby
Whitby Naturalists hard at work.