Sunday 16th July 2023, 10:30am-12:30pm

St Mary's Road, Benfleet, Essex.


  • David Chandler

51.543800677534, 0.57275549441686

Please join David Chandler on a guided walk to see high summer species on this fine Essex reserve. The target species is White-letter Hairstreak, a butterfly less often seen and possibly under-recorded. Benfleet Downs has a good colony of this species with a reputation for often nectaring low down on flowers. This makes this mostly 'high in the trees' species unusually convenient to observe and photograph.

Please meet at the entrance to the park at the end of St Mary's Road in Benfleet.

Grid reference: TL 7849 8589