19th Feb, 2020

Volunteers needed to help conserve grayling on Malvern Hills

VOLUNTEERS are being sought to conserve a rare butterfly colony on the Malvern Hills.

The West Midlands branch of the Butterfly Conservation charity is seeking help from people to clear vegetation on the hills to conserve the grayling butterfly in Worcestershire.

A series of work parties have been organised for those wishing to lend a helping hand.

They will take place on October 22, November 12, January 14 and February 11 with all parties starting at 10am from the North Quarry car park.

The Malvern Hills are home to the only colony in the county. The Malvern Hills Trust’s close partnership working with Butterfly Conservation West Midlands, Malvern Butterfly Group and volunteers has led to a large area of rock being exposed, the perfect habitat for the grayling.

Conservation efforts over the last couple of years have led to an increase in the numbers of grayling butterflies recorded on the hills.

Email Mel Mason at malverngrayling@btinternet.com for more.

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