Sunday 21st July 2019, 11:00am-4:00pm
Longcliffe Brassington Matlock Derbyshire DE4 4HN
- Ken Orpe or Ray Walker
- Ken Orpe: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ray Walker: 01335 390 584.
Join the East Midlands Branch at Derbyshire's only butterfly reserve for a day of guided butterfly walks, ice-cream, cake and a chance to take part in the Big Butterfly Count - a free day out for the whole family!
Branch members will be on hand to give people a tour of Hoe Grange Quarry - a limestone quarry that was left to wildlife in the 1970's and where 26 species of butterfly have been recorded, included the Dingy Skipper, Wall and Small Heath.
Hoe Grange is also home to a large colony of Common Blue butterflies and more than 100 macro moths have been recorded at the site. Big Butterfly Count ID charts will be handed out on the day, so families can have a go at spotting butterflies.
Please note that dogs are not allowed.
Directions: Proceed to the crossroads in the centre of Longcliffe village and park in the adjacent Office Car Park of Longcliffe Quarries DE4 4HN - transport will then be available to take visitors to and from the nearby Nature Reserve.
For more information, please email Ken Orpe or call the Reserve Warden, Ray Walker, on 01335 390584.