Saturday 11th May 2024 at 10:30 am

Small Dean Lane Bank NT


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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 Small Dean Lane Bank: a steep area of chalk grassland on the NT Bradenham Estate. It supports a rich flora and fauna with good views over the surrounding valley.

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, can be slippery when wet, 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 at NT’s Bradenham offices, turning off the very narrow Small Dean Lane to the area besides Small Dean farm house at:

Postcode: HP14 4UE

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Please enter the yard slowly as there may be people or vehicles moving unexpectedly.