Saturday 3rd June 2023, 8:30am-6:00pm

Fineshade Wood FE


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Join us for an 'out of county' field trip to Forestry England's Fineshade Wood: located North of Corby, the wood offers a picturesque setting for our explorations. It consists of a working forest with areas of ancient and semi-natural woodland scattered amongst conifer plantations.

We will focus on the open, sunny rides and woodland edges. Here, butterflies like to bask and 'nectar' on a variety of flowers, particularly Bugle. Target species: Chequered Skipper and other woodland butterflies. However, the re-introduced Chequered Skipper population is still relatively small, so sightings are not guaranteed.

You can find a copy of the 'Chequered Skipper at Fineshade Wood' leaflet here.

We will be out over lunch time so:  please bring along your own packed lunch, a drink and perhaps a rug to sit on. We can then make lunch a bit more of a social occasion, where we can chat all things butterflies, day-flying moths, what UTB does and how you might help out.

If there is enough time and interest, we will stop off at Hazelborough Wood on the way back, for a chance to see the elusive Wood White.

Accessibility - mostly fairly flat and level, surfaced paths, at both sites. Toilet facilities at Fineshade.

Meeting place(s): to be agreed.