Abbeyford Leisure welcomes back a guest from the past
The Northern Brown Argus butterfly makes a welcome return
Following on from the summer butterfly walks at Elie Holiday Park, our friends at Butterfly Conservation Scotland are delighted to report that the Northern Brown Argus butterfly has started to return to the cliffs towards Kincraig Point. Keen walkers on the coastal path between Earlsferry and Shell Bay will have no doubt seen the butterfly signs asking the public to report sightings of the charming creature between mid-June and August. The brightly-coloured yellow rock rose in the area is a favoured spot for the butterfly to lay its eggs.
Hamish Johnston of Butterfly Conservation Scotland said:"The cliffs around Kincraig Point are an important natural habitat for the Northern Brown Argus. After fires last year, the survival of the insect was under threat. But with the kind assistance of volunteers, Abbeyford Leisure, Elie and and the Royal Burgh of Earlsferry Community Council and Calnex, I'm pleased to confirm that the Northern Brown Argus has started to make a return to the area."