Saturday 1st December 2018, 10.30am - 2.30pm

Haldon Forest Park


  • Jenny Plackett
  • 07918 073654

50.653056, -3.5800432

Sat 1st December: Haldon Butterfly Walk near Exeter 10.30 am - 2.30 pm.

This time we will focus on management for Grizzled Skip-per by coppicing and clearing back scrub in favourable areas. Other butterflies such as Dingy Skipper and Common Blue will also benefit.

Meet in the car park of Haldon Forest Park (entrance at SX 884 849) on the Haldon Racecourse to Dunchideock road, about 1 mile from A38 and the race-course. Attendees will be able to park here free for this task but must arrive promptly to receive a parking permit. We will then drive to the work site in as few cars as we can. Bring cutting tools - some tools will also be available. Forestry Commission staff should be in attendance.

Most of our winter work days are targeted at helping specific butterfly species but always benefit many other wildlife species that prefer more warmth and light that our clearing work provides. It is usually ok to just turn up on the day but if adverse weather threatens cancellation or for any other queries a contact number is provided. Participants can attend for just part of the day if they wish but should always tell the contact person if they leave early. Bring lunch, a drink, waterproof clothing, stout footwear or boots and gardening gloves. Most people bring their own cutting tools but often some tools will be available to use.