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Butterfly Conservation

Location:North Yorkshire Moors National Park, Helmsley

Habitats:Grassland

Livestock:Various breeds and types of livestock

In brief:The Butterfly Conservation is working in partnership with the North York Moors National Park, Forestry Commission and Natural England to support habitat management for the Pearl Bordered Fritillary and Duke of Burgundy. These projects are ongoing and aim to enhance and protect the habitats for these species

Contact:David Wainwright (Butterfly Conservation)

Tel:0191 378 9216

Email:dwainwright@butterfly-conservation.org

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A series of sites under consideration for grazing as a network providing habitat for butterflies. Sites include, edge of a working quarry, common land chalk grassland banks.

Sites are monitored by butterfly conservation for species numbers. Some sites have small numbers of butterflies which need to be maintained, while other sites will be managed for re-introduction of a species.

Work is undertaken by volunteer work parties to clear scrub, bracken and rank grasses. Bracken bruising is also used on some sites. Planting of food sources (e.g. Primula) on some sites is considered an option.