Sunday 15th July 2018: 10.00am

Old Wood, Skellingthorpe


Meeting Place: From the Lincoln by-pass exit at the Skellingthorpe roundabout and drive into the centre of the village. Turn right past the shops towards the north side and then turn left along Woodbank. Approaching the wood, bear right along a rough road and drive past all the houses and businesses, and park at the intersection of tracks. There is a Woodland Trust sign at the entrance.

Grid Reference: SK908722

Map Details: Ordnance Survey – Landranger Map 121 (Lincoln & surrounding area)

Explorer Map 272 (LINCOLN – Sleaford, Metheringham & Navenby)

Contact: Peter Cawdell

Mobile: 07867 954770                             

Target Species: White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary and Purple Emperor. The White Admiral has been recorded occasionally in recent years and there is the possibility that Silver-washed Fritillary and Purple Emperor may have returned, due to the northward expansion of their range.

Information: Formerly a famous entomological site, later becoming neglected and misused until the Woodland Trust acquired the woodland about 20 years ago. If weather permits, we will continue after lunch by driving and parking in the National Cycle Route car park near Skellingthorpe Community Centre. From here we can walk westwards to where the route crosses between Old Wood and Old Hag Wood, looking for common grassland species along the edges.