Saturday 28th July 2018, 11.00am-3.30pm

Alners Gorse Reserve, Near Hazelbury Bryan

50.888836, -2.37597

Join the Dorset  branch on this great opportunity to see the elusive Brown Hairstreak at the Dorset Branch's Alner's Gorse reserve. We also hope to see Purple Hairstreak, Silver-washed Fritillary and other summer woodland butterflies.

The Brown and Purple Hairstreaks will be among the targets, along with other summer species like the Silver-washed Fritillary. There may still be White Admirals and White-letter Hairstreaks on the wing.

We plan to have a picnic lunch by the hut at around 1.00 pm.

Meet at 11.00 am at the Alners Gorse reserve entrance, which is on the road from Kings Stag to Hazelbury Bryan, near the 30mph and Hazelbury Bryan village signs. Park on the wide straight road verge on the Kings Stag side of the village sign, well away from the dangerous bend.

Map reference is ST 736 100, nearest postcode DT10 2AU

Contact is Martin Warren email: @email or phone 07775 590750.

This event is taking place during the Big Butterfly Count, so why not download an ID chart and do a 15-minute count of the butterflies you can see?