This work party has been set up to undertake thinning of scrub on a Duke of Burgundy site in Hawnby.
The work involves cutting and stacking scrub primarily hazel on a bank adjacent to the road to improve the availability of primrose plants for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly. The site is flat and fairly easily accessible.
We will meet at 9.30 am at the car park of ‘the Owl at Hawnby’ in Hawnby village (SE 542898).
Directions: In Helmsley proceed north towards Rievaulx on the B1257 and after approx 5 miles fork left signed Hawnby. After a further 2 miles proceed over the river bridge and up the steep hill into the village. At the sharp bend turn left, signed Kepwick, and the Owl Inn is immediately on your left with ample parking just after the Inn also on the left.
This work party will be led by Robert Parks our species coordinator for Duke of Burgundy and will provide an opportunity to learn about our work to conserve this rare butterfly. It will be of interest to anyone who wants to see the sites we are managing and learn about the management techniques we are using for the butterfly.
Equipment will be provided including gloves and safety goggles (but you are welcome to bring your own). A briefing will be provided when you arrive on site concerning the work and the site risk assessment which is published HERE
Booking is essential so we know how many to expect and can contact you in the event of cancellation due to weather etc. If you want to come please email me on email@example.com giving your email address, postcode, and a phone number on which you can be contacted.
Please come in suitable outdoor work clothing and bring a packed lunch and drink.
Species Coordinator for Duke of Burgundy
Yorkshire Branch of Butterfly Conservation