Saturday 4th May 2024 at 10:30 am

Incombe Hole


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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 Incombe Hole, a steep-sided coombe on the south-west side of Steps Hill. This area is part of the Ivinghoe National Trust reserve and supports a rich diversity of chalk grassland and scrub species.

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.

Accessibility & risks: Steep slopes, rabbit holes and other trip hazards. 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 event to make sure it is going ahead as planned. This page will be updated regularly.

Meet south of the National Trust car park at the small parking area marked Parking B488 on maps.

If numbers are not too high, we will park elsewhere (closer to Incombe Hole and less steep slopes to negotiate). Please check here the evening before the walk for the confirmed parking location.

Postcode: LU6 2EG

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