Saturday 11th August 2018, 11.00am-1.30pm

Westbury Beacon on the Mendips scarp

Contact

  • Peter Bright
  • 01749 870640

51.253269000754, -2.7077956884289

Leader Peter Bright tel 01749 870640

This is a Big Butterfly Count walk The newest of our reserves, where we are reintroducing grazing after a gap of many years.

An important site for Chalkhill Blues with Small Skippers, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown and several other species also possible. In clear weather, the view over the northern Levels and away west to Exmoor is superb too.

 

Parking will be along the roadside up from Rodney Stoke or Westbury-sub-Mendip, at OS ref ST507 507 near the small covered reservoir.

 

This event is taking place during the Big Butterfly Count, so why not download an ID chart and do a 15-minute count of the butterflies you can see?