Good Sites to Visit

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary (upperwing)

This is a list of places where,on a suitable day, you are likely to be able to see the species listed. Unfortunately, as with most things in nature watching, nothing is certain ( but isn't that part of the attraction? ) and no gaurantees are given!

The list is not comprehensive and only notes the more unusual or interesting insects that may be seen. In the case of moths, only the day flying species are given.

If you are interested in a particular species you should check the best time of year for this to be on the wing.

As time goes on we will be adding links to further information about the locations and species in this list but please bear with us as we assemble this information.

Ainsdale Dunes, Sefton Coast.  SD 302 112  

Butterflies
Dark Green Fritillary, Grayling, Common Blue        

Moths
Grass Eggar, Cinnabar, Portland Moth

Beacon Fell         SD 565 427

Birkbank Bog, Nr Lancaster          SD 527 604

Butterflies
Green Hairstreak, Green Veined White, Orange Tip  

Moths
Fox Moth, Emperor Moth, Common Heath

Boilton Wood, Preston  SD 58 31

Butterflies
Large Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Meadow Brown

Cross Hill Quarry, Clitheroe          SD 745 434

Butterflies
Large Skipper, Common Blue     

Cuerden Valley Park, Bamber Bridge       SD 565 238

 Butterflies
  Orange Tip, other common species  

Eaves Wood, Silverdale SD 470 760
 

Butterflies
Large Skipper, Brimstone, Orange Tip, Large; Small and Green-veined Whites, Purple Hairstreak, Holly Blue. Peacock, Comma,       Small Tortoiseshell, Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Small Heath  

Fleetwood Nature Park SD 337 466 
 

Butterflies          
Small Skipper, Large Skipper, Large White, Small White, Green-veined White, Small Copper, Common Blue, Red Admiral, Painted Lady,
Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Speckled Wood, Wall Brown, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Heath

Moths  
Shaded Broad-bar

Gait Barrows NNR, Silverdale      SD 48 77 

Note: Permit required for full access, ring 015395 31604 for a permit, which also allows use of the car park.                                      
Public and permissive paths, dogs not allowed off public footpaths.  

Butterflies             
Dingy Skipper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Brimstone, Large; Small and Green-veined Whites, Orange Tip, Purple Hairstreak,
Green Hairstreak, White-letter Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Common Blue, Northern Brown Argus, Duke of Burgundy, Comma, Peacock,
Small Tortoiseshell, High Brown Fritillary, Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Dark Green Fritillary, Meadow Brown, The Wall, 
Grayling, Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper.     

Moths
Speckled Yellow, Anania funebris (B&W)

Heysham LNR    SD 405 598  

Note:  Dogs on leads only in nature park, or can run free in 'landscape strip' to south 

Butterflies       
Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Large; Small and Green-veined Whites, Common Blue, Small Copper, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, The Wall, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Grayling.

Hindburndale    SD 648 634          
 

Butterflies    White Letter Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak  

Moths  
Clouded Magpie

Lytham St. Annes Nature Reserve      SD 310 300          

Butterflies
Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Common Blue, Small Copper, Gatekeeper, The Wall, Meadow Brown, Grayling

Moths            
Lattice Heath, White Satin, Yellowshell, Six Spot Burnet.

Mere Sands Woods        SD 447 160

Butterflies
Large; Small and Green-veined Whites, Common Blue, Small Copper, Gatekeeper, The Wall, Meadow Brown

Moths           
Latticed Heath

Rivington Reservoirs       SD 62 16  

Butterflies  
Green Hairstreak            

Rossall Point, Fleetwood        SD 315 479

Butterflies 
Common Blue, Small Copper, Meadow Brown, Large White, Small White, Painted Lady, Red Admiral. 

Moths             
Six Spot Burnet

                                    

Salt Hill Quarry Clitheroe     SD 755 425          

Butterflies 
Small Skipper, Common Blue, Holly Blue, Small Tortoiseshell

Moths       
Cinnabar, Silver Ground Carpet, Yellow Shell

Trowbarrow Quarry, Silverdale  SD 481 755          

Butterflies 
Dingy Skipper, Large Skipper, Brimstone, Large; Small and Green-veined Whites, Orange Tip, Common Blue, Holly Blue, Northern Brown Argus(few), Peacock, Comma, Small Tortoiseshell, High Brown Fritillary(few), Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary(few), The Wall, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Grayling               

Warton Crag       SD 490 727          

Butterflies 
Large Skipper, Dingy Skipper, Brimstone, Large; Small and Green-veined Whites, Orange Tip, Green Hairstreak, Northern Brown Argus, Holly Blue, Common Blue, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, High Brown Fritillary, Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Dark Green Fritillary, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, The Wall, Grayling

Moths        
Cistus Forester (green), Least Minor, Chimney Sweeper

White Coppice  SD 617 190          

Butterflies Green Letter Hairstreak

Moths
Orange Underwing

Wigan Flashes   SJ 58 02 

Butterflies 
Small Skipper, Large Skipper, Brimstone, Orange Tip, Large; Small and Green-veined Whites, Common Blue, Holly Blue, Small Copper, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, The Wall, Meadow Brown, Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper      

Winmarleigh Moss          SD 44 77               

Butterflies 
Large Skipper, Large White, Green Hairstreak, Small Copper, Large Heath (davus), Meadow Brown              

Yarrow Valley Park, Chorley        SD 57 15 

Butterflies 
Common Blue, other common species