Saturday 15th June 2019, 10:30am-12:30pm

Ditchling Common Country Park, Folders Ln E, Hassocks BN6 8SQ


  • David Cook
  • Tel: 07974 212150 - Email:

50.9451651, -0.097076399999992

Join the Sussex Branch at this new event to see Black Hairstreak butterflies!

A colony first found in late June 2017 has proven to be well established and widespread around the Ditchling Common Country Park, with exceptional numbers seen in 2018.

If you've not seen them before, then here's your chance! This event is suitable for children and dogs to attend, although children must be accompanied by an adult and dogs must be on a lead.

Location: Ditchling Common Country Park, Folders Ln E, Ditchling Common, Hassocks BN6 8SQ.

Grid Reference: TQ 337180

Leaders: David Cook & Jamie Burston

Meeting place: Meet in the main Car Park

Terrain: Flat with accessible paths

Distance: <1 km

Target species: Black Hairstreak but also possible: Purple Hairstreak, Silver-washed Fritillary, White Admiral, Purple Emperor, Dark Green Fritillary and other common species.

Black Hairstreak (mating pair) - Pete Withers

To avoid congestion, please book your choice of event time by emailing or calling David Cook . Tel: 07974 212150 or Email: @email

This is the first of two walks taking place today. We hope to see you there!