Fermyn Woods is part of the ancient Rockingham Forest. It is an attractive site with grassland and ponds as well as the extensive woodland.
Target species: Purple Emperor, White Admiral, Purple and White-letter Hairstreak, and a range of other woodland and grassland species.
Location: meet at 9.30 am at SP 964859 (opposite the airstrip) on the minor road from Brigstock to Oundle, off the A6116 Corby to Thrapston road. (Roadside parking only at the entrance to the bridlepath through the woods.) No facilities here.
Move cars for lunch at Fermyn Woods Country Park Visitor Centre (SP 953849) – café, toilets and picnic benches. Car parking charge of £2.60. Continue after lunch to explore other areas of the park. Good number of dragonfly species should be present at the ponds.
Contact: Max Maughan 01332 511825