Tuesday 11th June 2024 at 10:30 am

Whitecross Green Wood BBOWT, Oxon


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Join us for a trip to BBOWT’s Whitecross Green Wood Nature Reserve: this area has been wooded since at least 1600 and, despite conifer plantings in the 1960s, it is gradually returning to its former splendour. Its wide rides and sunny glades provide habitats for a rich diversity of wildflowers and an excellent selection of butterflies and day-flying moths.

We walk around the wide sunny rides searching for the best areas for butterflies. However, we will focus some time on the blackthorn on the ride edges where we hope to see our main prize. Target species: Black Hairstreak and other woodland butterflies.

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

Accessibility & risks: mainly flat, grassy rides, bumpy and roots in a few places. Benches. Please check for ticks after the walk and let the leader know if you have picked up any ticks. (Tick advice)


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 reserve car park.

Postcode: OX5 2RF

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