Baker Consultants

Translocation of the Dingy Skipper Butterfly

Mark Woods, senior ecologist with Baker Consultants, has recently overseen the latest phase of a project to translocate species rich grassland and the dingy skipper butterfly, Erynnis tages, from a former colliery in Nottinghamshire.

The project involved the creation of butterfly banks for this species and was undertaken in collaboration with the Butterfly Conservation Trust. Initial survey results show successful breeding of the dingy skipper in areas where translocation was undertaken in 2013.

A poster describing the project will be on display at the CIEEM Autumn conference in Edinburgh on 11th and 12th November 2014.  A copy of the poster will be available to download soon.