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21 May 2024

Residential weekend at Langaford Farm, Dartmoor May 31st - June 2nd


We are very pleased to be able to offer our annual residential weekend this year at Langaford Farm (home of the Langaford Farm Charitable Trust http://www.langafordtrust.org/index.html ) and at a time of year when we stand a very good chance of seeing some of the important species of butterflies in the area – Marsh Fritillary and Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary for example – as well as the other early summer wildlife to be found on Dartmoor.

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary. Photo: Zsuzsanna Bird.

      Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary. Photo: Zsuzsanna Bird.                             Click to enlarge

Other possibilities include Pied flycatchers, Dormice, Polecat and Otters – all have been seen at Langaford. We are also likely to see orchids, dragonflies and amphibians. The weekend programme will include a short Annual General Meeting for the CIC.

Pied Flycatcher

Pied Flycatcher male.           Photo: Creative Commons.

Golden-ringed Dragonfly

Golden-ringed Dragonfly. Click to enlarge. Photo: Creative Commons.

The proposed programme for the weekend is on this link. The registration form for the weekend is here.

The fee for this residential weekend is £60, £50 for EuCAN members (£40 if you are unwaged or a regular EuCAN volunteer). This includes the 2 nights camping and all meals from 4pm on the Friday until Sunday afternoon. Non-residential fee: £40. All the walks and visits during the weekend are included.

Membership of the CIC: if you would like to join the CIC beforehand – ie minimum of £10 if you are working or £5 minimum if you are out of work, see: http://www.eucan.org.uk/about-us/cic-membership/  This is a one-off payment, not an annual sub.

Our annual residential weekends have been a great success in the past and we are sure this one will be great fun and well worthwhile. Many thanks to Megan Lowe and Rob Skinner for organising it!