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Saturday 21st July 2018, 1.00pm-4.00pm

Motcombe, near Shaftesbury

Join us on a Big Butterfly Count walk to explore this site where you can see butterflies like the Purple Hairstreak and Essex Skipper

This 25-acre site has been managed as an amenity for the village and a refuge for wildlife. Over and above a high density of many of the more common species, especial butterfly interest includes Purple Hairstreak, White-letter Hairstreak and Essex Skipper.

Meet 1.00 pm in car park at map reference ST 846 260, postcode SP7 9NN at the top of Prideaux Drive, Motcombe. If driving north, look for red front door of the first house.  The site may be wet underfoot if there has been a lot of rain.

For more information, please contact the event leader, Peter Cooper, on 01747 850968.