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Sunday 20th May 2018, 11.00am-3.30pm

Cerne Abbas, Dorchester, Dorset

The Somerset and Bristol Branch are joining the Dorset Branch for an exploration of this rich chalk downland, seeking a variety of late spring and early summer butterflies.

There are widespread colonies of Duke of Burgundy and Marsh Fritillary – as well as Green Hairstreak, Common Blue, Dingy and Grizzled Skippers to be seen. Please be aware of occasional steeper slopes, and do bring a packed lunch for an extended walk into the afternoon.

Meet at 11.00 am in the picnic area car park opposite the Village hall. Map reference ST 663 015. 

If you are interested in attending or to find out more, please contact Malcolm Wemyss on 01935 872047 or 07977 287739 or email: pearlborderedfritillary@gmail.com