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Butterfly, Moth and Wildflower weekend at Springhead in east Dorset July 18 - 20 2014

EuCAN is holding a packed weekend of activities at Springhead in east Dorset – an idyllic study centre on the edge of Cranborne Chase, with the chalk downland reserves of Fontmell Down, Clubmen’s Down and Melbury Beacon within walking distance. It is open to everyone to join in and is intended to act as a reunion for participants on previous [...]

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Wildlife holiday to La Brenne May/June 2014

May 30th - June 7th 2014: Wildlife tour of La Brenne – fabulous breeding birds, wildflowers, butterflies and moths, dragonflies…..click here for more info. This is a superb area of France only a day from the channel coast, it is one of the best times of year to enjoy it and its wildlife so we have very high hopes for [...]

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EuCAN logging project 2013

Over the last eighteen months, we have cut, split, extracted and sold around 140 cubic metres of oak and softwood logs from Butterfly Conservation’s north Dorset reserve at Alners Gorse. It has been a struggle as this must be one of the wettest muddiest places in Dorset and we still have more loads to sell, [...]

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Transylvania - Gyimes haymaking festival August 2014

The annual haymaking festival in Gyimes in eastern Transylvania is a fabulous international event in one of the most biodiverse and culturally rich areas of Europe. To download the outline programme, click here. To see photos of previous years’ photos go to https://picasaweb.google.com/poganyhavas/SzenacsinaloKalaka2012 and  https://picasaweb.google.com/poganyhavas/SzenacsinaloKalaka2011 For further information email Attila and Reka on contact@aldomas.ro

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More swamp work!

We are getting good at clearing overgrown sallows from the wet flushes on the Butterfly Conservation reserve in Neroche Forest on the Blackdown Hills. This is our third contract and involved a team of 10 people including trainees. It’s hard work and pretty muddy! But the habitat that is revealed when we have finished makes [...]

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