Join the Somerset & Bristol Branch for a walk at Walk Farm, which covers more than 200 acres of unimproved and flower-rich meadow and pastureland.
It is still farmed using the same traditional methods that were used in the 1950s, so we hope, therefore, to find many species of butterfly in larger than usual numbers, including Large, Small and possibly Essex Skipper, Meadow Brown and Gatekeeper, as well as other wider countryside species such as Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Marbled White and Common Blue. We may also find Painted Lady and Clouded Yellow.
If there is not much sunshine and butterflies are scarce, a wide variety of wildflowers is guaranteed.
This is a new addition to the walks programme.
Meet at 11am at Walk Farm, Grid ref: ST 724 333, nearest postcode X, where parking will be available in the farmyard.
- Children and beginners are especially welcome
- No dogs, please
- There is no charge for the walk
- Bring a packed lunch
- Wear stout shoes/boots
If the weather is wet or unseasonably cold and dull, the walk will be cancelled. If you have a query about the walk please phone the Walk Leader, Julian Rawlins, tel: 01963 240245. Any unavoidable last-minute changes will be posted on the Branch website.
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.