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Join us for the last of the series of “Butterflies of the ARC Project” events funded by the ARC.
Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch on a visit to Havant Thicket. We will move on to Southleigh Forest in the afternoon to look at a Purple Emperor assembly point. Following the success of the field trip in 2015, hope is high that this year could be even better!
Join the West Midlands Branch for a butterfly walk in their Grafton Wood reserve, a remnant of the royal forest of Feckenham that covered much of this part of Worcestershire in the Middle Ages.
Come along to hopefully see the Purple Emperor butterfly
The Bill Smyllie and Masts reserves are owned by Butterfly Conservation and are connected to form what is sometimes called the Prestbury Hill reserve. Together they have a wide range of butterflies, moths and other invertebrates, together with a good selection of wild flowers. On this walk we particularly hope to see Dark Green Fritillary and Marbled White butterflies.
A walk to see the Purple Emperor and other summer butterflies.
We hope to see Purple Emperor, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary and other summer butterflies on this woodland and heathland walk, which has been organised by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust (a donation of £3 has been requested).
Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch with the City of London Corporation watching Purple Emperor butterflies. Bring binoculars; it is essential to have good neck muscles and be able to look directly up above your head.
Join the Devon and Dorset Branches at this extensive forest area. This will be the most likely event of the year to see the magnificent White Admiral butterfly in Devon, with a good chance of photographing Purple Hairstreak butterflies.
Target species: Purple Emperor, White Admiral, Purple and White-letter Hairstreak, and a range of other woodland and grassland species
Join the Cornwall Branch of BC, the Friends of Luxulyan Valley and the Friends of Fowey Estuary for a joint walk in the valley and picnic in the paddocks.
Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on this visit this site in the north of Somerset, almost at the county’s border with Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, to see a local butterfly haunt with many species of butterflies.
Join the East Scotland Branch for a walk over this moss to the Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) part of it, to try and confirm the presence of the Large Heath butterfly.
Join the Hampshire and isle of Wight Branch for a walk on their Bentley Station Meadow reserve. There is a good chance we may see Purple Emperor butterflies.
Guided walk with fine views
Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a trip to a private woodland managed by the Forestry Commission, with rides, ponds, etc., which is kept open, cleared and landscaped by the owners. We hope to see White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary and Hairstreak butterflies.
Ever wondered what butterflies do outside transect hours? Come on an evening walk on the disused railway line between Didcot and Upton.
We will be looking for several Breck speciality day-flying moths such as Oblique-striped and Marbled Clover, as well as some excellent Breckland flora
Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch on a woodland walk where we hope to see mainly woodland, but also grassland butterflies, such as Marbled White or Skippers. Bring binoculars.
A walk to look for the Dark Green Fritillary and other downland summer butterflies.
Join the Wiltshire Branch on a short trip for an opportunity to explore this wood on the border with Somerset. We hope to see Silver-washed Fritillaries and other woodland butterflies.
Target species: Dark-Green Fritillary, Brown Argus and other summer butterflies
Join the West Midlands Branch on a butterfly walk on this Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Reserve, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
Join the Wiltshire Branch on a leisurely level walk along the main ride looking for Purple Hairstreaks and other butterflies still active in the evening.
Join the Cumbria Branch for a walk on this acidic bracken-dominated grassland, which holds a good and fairly stable population of Dark Green and High Brown Fritillary butterflies.
Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a walk where Small Skipper and Essex Skipper butterflies should be plentiful. Marbled White, Gatekeeper, Ringlet and Meadow Brown butterflies should also be on the wing in good numbers.