East Midlands Branch Field Trip to Cotgrave Forest

East Midlands Branch Field Trip to Cotgrave Forest
Sunday 20th July 2014; 11am
Cotgrave Forest (Nottinghamshire)

Meet at the entrance at 11.00am. From Nottingham take the A606 towards Melton Mowbray , just before entering Stanton on the Wolds take the left turning into a single track road called Laming Gap Lane. Park with care on the roadside at SK 646322.

Target species: Dark Green Fritillary, Purple Hairstreak, White Letter Hairstreak & possibly Silver Washed Fritillary.

Mainly easy walking on gravel track although some parts can be remain wet after rain so stout footwear is recommended.

Since our last trip to this site in 2010, the Dark Green Fritillary has become established in Cotgrave Forest. The Silver Washed Fritillary was also seen there in 2013 as well as many other sightings in the vicinity.

Contact: Eliot Taylor 0116 2871677 (after 6pm)