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High BrownThe county of Cumbria is located where the boundaries of southern and northern species of butterfly overlap which goes some way to explaining why 41 species are recorded, rather high for a county this far north.

We have the Mountain Ringlet and Scotch Argus that cannot be seen anywhere else south of the Scottish border. Large Heath are found on the Solway and Morecambe Bay mosses, the Small Blue is present on Brownfield sites on the west coast and Marsh Fritillary fly on a few grassland sites in the north and west.

The limestone woodlands and grasslands bordering Morecambe Bay are the UK stronghold of the rare High Brown Fritillary and are also home to Pearl Bordered Fritillary, Northern Brown Argus, Silver Washed Fritillary and Duke of Burgundy.

Butterfly Surveys

People walking through meadowFind out more about butterfly surveys run in the Cumbria region

Events

Cumbria: Moths at Plumgarths Gardens (CWT)

Friday 30th June 2017: 9.45pm till late

Join the Cumbria Branch and Cumbria Wildlife Trust (CWT) at Plumgarths Gardens (Kendal) for our sixth annual moth event in these attractive gardens. We are hoping to add to the tally of 145 moth species already identified here. On Friday night we identify moths as they arrive, then open the traps on Saturday morning to...

Cumbria: Moths at Plumgarths Gardens (CWT)

Saturday 1st July 2017: 8.30am

Join the Cumbria Branch and Cumbria Wildlife Trust (CWT) at Plumgarths Gardens (Kendal) for our sixth annual moth event in these attractive gardens. We are hoping to add to the tally of 145 moth species already identified here. This morning we will open the traps set on Friday night to examine...

Cumbria: The Butterflies of Holme Park Quarry

Monday 3rd July 2017, 10.30am-2pm

Join the Cumbria Branch and Arnside Natural History Society on a walk near Holme to find High Brown Fritillary and Grayling butterflies. This is a working quarry, so...

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