Saturday 18th May 2024 at 10:30 am

Wytham Woods, Oxon


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Join us for a field session to practise your identification skills for spring butterflies and day-flying moths. This will take place at Wytham Woods: the site is owned and managed by Oxford University. It is an extensive area with an awesome history of ecological research (over 1,000 scientific papers!) The woodlands support a mix of ancient woodland, plantations and limestone grassland, with smaller areas of other habitats

The focus will be on building your confidence in the accurate separation of common species from scarce species, not a long species list.

You will get the most out of this event if you have attended Nick Bowles’ online Zoom training on the key points of Identification (2nd May):    Meeting ID: 857 7796 3252    Passcode: 317817

A pair of close-focusing binoculars and a butterfly net would be useful if you have them.

You are welcome to bring a picnic and chat about all things butterfly, moth and conservation, over lunchtime.

Accessibility & risks: mostly firm paths and easy walking. Please check for ticks after the walk and let the leader know if you have picked up any ticks. (Tick advice) Wheelchair users can request gate combination numbers to ease access into the Woods. Powered wheelchairs can access the main woodland track. Please email @email to arrange this.


Booking Required: This is a ‘permit only’ site, but access has been arranged for those attending the Guided Walk.  Please check here the evening before the walk to make sure it is going ahead as planned. This page will be updated regularly.

Meet at the main car park, take the turning after the White Hart pub, then the private drive, shortly after, on the right.

Postcode: OX22 8QQ

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