This event is joint with Devon Branch. The primary target will be Silver-spotted Skipper on this its last refuge in Dorset. Fontmell offers a great opportunity to study this and other downland specialities like Brown Argus, Chalkhill Blue and the emerging second brood of Adonis Blue.
Bring stout footwear and a packed lunch if staying for the afternoon visit to the lower slopes.
We meet 11.00 am at the National Trust gate, map reference ST 885 187. There is alternative parking around the triangle at ST 888 185
The contact is Lawrie de Whalley on 01258 880524
N.B. The B3081 is closed at Melbury Abbas, so if travelling from Shaftesbury, travel either via Ludwell on the A30 or via Fontmell Magna on the A350.