Sunday 13th June 2021, 11:00am-3:30pm


  • Maurice Avent
  • 01249 713218 or 07768 265345;

50.971590869328, -1.9185758605283

Martin Down National Nature Reserve is worth a visit at any time during the butterfly season.  This year we shall look for the early-summer species such as Small Blue, Marsh Fritillary, Dark Green Fritillary and Marbled White.  Martin Down is also renowned for its orchids.
This event will be a joint trip with the Dorset branch. Bring a packed lunch for eating on the Down half way around the walk.  There will be an opportunity to return to the car park at this point for those who wish to leave early.  Estimated end time between 3 & 4pm.

Location: Meet at SU 058 192 (Map 184).
Directions: Take a left turn off of the A354 dual carriageway section (Salisbury to Blandford Forum road) into the village of Martin.  Take the second right turning in the village (Sillens Lane).  This will take you to the South car park at SU 058 192.

All trips will be subject to any government and/or Butterfly Conservation limitations applicable at the time of the trip, e.g. for social distancing reasons.  Pre-registration is essential so you MUST inform the trip leader if you are intending to go on the field trip, either directly, through leaving a phone message, or via text message or email, no later than the evening of the day before the trip.  The field trip leader will have the discretion to cancel a field trip if there are no confirmed attendees or due to inclement weather. Please check the event details on the Butterfly Conservation website, or field trip leader for corrections, changes and additions to the programme and to confirm the details prior to joining any field trip.  

If this is the first time on a field trip please read our guidelines which will tell you what to expect and what to bring.