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Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a visit to this National Nature Reserve (NNR) to look for Purple Hairstreak, Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral butterflies, also the Scarlet Tiger-moth, dragonflies and damselflies.
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 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.
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.
Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch for a walk on Crook Peak, which holds a good range of limestone grassland butterfly species with Grayling, Marbled White and Brown Argus numbered amongst them.
Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a walk at this exciting new Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust reserve, located between the Severn Estuary and the mouth of the River Parrett.
Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a walk at this rugged coastal site, which has stunning views along the coast towards Porlock Weir. Our target species is the Grayling butterfly. but other species likely to be present include Dark Green Fritillary, Silver-washed Fritillary, Comma, Meadow Brown and Gatekeeper.
At the western end of the Mendips, jutting into the Bristol Channel, the National Trust’s Brean Down can be somewhat windswept at times, but on a good day is an idyllic site. For this walk we will be looking for Chalkhill Blues plus Dark Green Fritillary, Brown Argus, Grayling, Marbled Whites and other butterfly species as well as some interesting flora.
Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a walk at this ancient lead-working site now owned by the Somerset Wildlife Trust. It holds both Small and Essex Skipper, Common Blue, Dark Green Fritillary, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Small Heath and Ringlet butterflies.
Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on this woodland and limestone grassland site, which has a very good range of species and is especially important for its population of Chalk Hill Blue butterflies. Other species of butterflies likely to be flying include Brown Argus, Common Blue, Silver-washed Fritillary, Gatekeeper and Meadow Brown.
Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch at Westbury Beacon, the newest of our reserves, where we are reintroducing grazing after a gap of many years. It is an important site for Chalk Hill Blue butterflies and, in clear weather, the view over the northern Levels and away west to Exmoor is superb.