Council Rangers Get in a Flutter

Highland Council’s Countryside Rangers will lead a guided walk next week searching for butterflies on Ardersier Common.

Leading the walk, Countryside Ranger, John Orr said: “Ardersier Common is the perfect place to see our most colourful and attractive insects. The common hosts one of Scotland’s rarest butterfly; the ‘Dingy Skipper’ which is a small brown and grey butterfly and is extremely well camouflaged and it’s smallest; the ‘Small Blue’.

“We carry out regular butterfly surveys here because it is such an important site. On Wednesday we will be keeping our eyes peeled for butterflies and discovering some little known facts about these beautiful creatures.”

Participants will be encouraged to find out more about the secret of butterflies on a fascinating tour of the common. This walk includes some games and activities and is suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. To book a place telephone 01463 724312

This event is part of a programme of events organised by Highland Council’s Countryside Rangers in the Planning and Development Service.

The Highland Council Countryside Rangers are a partnership between The Highland Council and Scottish Natural Heritage with the aim of promoting public enjoyment and appreciation of the countryside and conserving wildlife.
For further information, or to arrange a photo opportunity, please contact: John Orr, Inverness East & Nairn Countryside Ranger, The Highland Council, Planning & Development Service, tel: 01463 724 312, mob: 07786 816246, or e-mail:


28 Jul 2006