Sussex: Wildlife gardening for butterflies Open Day

Meadow Browns
Sussex: Wildlife gardening for butterflies Open Day
Saturday 22nd July 2017, 10am-4pm
Kithurst Lane, Storrington, Pulborough

The purpose of the open day is not to see lots of rarities, but to see how it is quite possible to attract a large variety of butterflies into a country garden and also encourage them to stay and breed. You can read about the wild life garden and meadow here

Target species: In the meadow and surrounding hedgerow there should be Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Large Skipper, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Ringlet, Marbled White, Common blue.

In the herbaceous garden and the Buddleia there should be Red Admiral, Peacock, Comma, Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone, Large, Small and Green-veined Whites.

In addition, Brown Argus, Small Copper, Dark Green Fritillary, Speckled Wood and Holly Blue are all quite possible.

  • Suitable for children
  • Distance, no more than a couple hundred yards
  • Flat terrain - suitable for all ages and all levels of fitness

Meet at 10am at Cherry House, Kithurst Lane, Storrington. RH20 4LP, Grid ref: TQ 08138 14081 Cherry House is the second dwelling on the left in Kithurst Lane (which is a cul-de-sac). The first is a bungalow and then there is Cherry House, on the left.

For more information, or if you would like to attend, please contact the Leader, Martin Kalaher, tel: 01903 740047 & email: martinkalaher@hotmail.com

This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world. Why not download an ID chart and take part in a 15-minute count during the event, which runs from 14 July - 6 August? The results help us see how butterflies are faring across the UK.