Discover the latest news and sightings from Snakeholme Pit Butterfly Reserve below... 

You can report your sightings and send your photos from Snakeholme to John Davison @email

If you would like to visit the site or any of our other sites in Lincolnshire, please take a look at our Events. 

Work parties usually run 10 am - 4 pm.
For more details contact Derek Fox: 01522 754 214 or 07724 999 287.
Workparties: TBA

You can also take a look at all the wildlife discovered at Snakeholme, from birds to flowers and everything in between, here:
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Flora & Fauna of Snakeholme Pit

View Snakeholme Pit Blog 2019


Snakeholme Pit Blog 2020

26th May: Nice sunny day but surprisingly few butterflies on the wing. Speckled Wood, Red Admiral and the usual Whites but the star of the show was a Dingy Skipper.

Dingy Skipper at Snakeholme (John Davison) 260520
Dingy Skipper (John Davison) 260520
Brimstone at Snakeholme (John Davison) 260520
Brimstone (John Davison) 260520

A nice Brimstone landed for me and I searched out the larvae on Alder Buckthorn.

Brimstome Larva at Snakeholme (John Davison) 260520
Brimstome Larva (John Davison) 260520

Whilst searching for the Brimstone, I also came across a group of newly emerged Emperor Moth Larvae.

Newly emerged Emperor Moth larvae at Snakeholme (John Davison) 260520
Newly emerged Emperor Moth larvae (John Davison) 260520

and one at a later stage of development..........

Emperor Moth Larva at Snakeholme (John Davison) 260520
Emperor Moth Larva (John Davison) 260520

Common Blue & Brown Argus were also on the wing.

Common Blue at Snakeholme (John Davison) 260520
Common Blue (John Davison) 260520

The Reserve is looking good at the moment with a spectacular display of Ox-eye Daisy on the Bank.

Ox-eye Daisy Bank at Snakeholme (John Davison) 260520
Ox-eye Daisy Bank (John Davison) 260520

Other Fauna.......

Four-spotted Chaser at Snakeholme (John Davison) 260520
Four-spotted Chaser (John Davison) 260520


19th May: Overcast and cloudy morning with few butterflies on the wing except Green-veined White. Still, managed to get the paths cut at last.
Other Fauna........

Bug Dryophilocoris flavoquadrimaculatus at Snakeholme (John Davison) 190520
Bug Dryophilocoris flavoquadrimaculatus (John Davison) 190520
Tortoise Beetle - Cassida vibex at Snakeholme (John Davison) 190520
Tortoise Beetle - Cassida vibex (John Davison) 190520
Wasp Beetle at Snakeholme (John Davison) 190520
Wasp Beetle (John Davison) 190520
Vapourer Moth larva at Snakeholme (John Davison) 190520
Vapourer Moth larva (John Davison) 190520
Cranefly Tipula vernalis at Snakeholme (John Davison) 190520
Cranefly Tipula vernalis (John Davison) 190520
Sawfly larva Periclista lineolata at Snakeholme (John Davison) 190520
Sawfly larva Periclista lineolata (John Davison) 190520


16th May:

Tadpoles at Snakeholme Pit (Caroline Tero) 160520
Tadpoles (Caroline Tero) 160520


13th May: Good to be out again.
Pleasant with sunny intervals but a bit cold so no butterflies on the wing. I did come across a resting Orange-tip.

Orange-tip at Snakeholme (John Davison) 130520
Orange-tip (John Davison) 130520

Cinnabar moths were also out together with a Yellow-tail Moth larva.

Yellow-tail Moth Larva at Snakeholme (John Davison) 130520
Yellow-tail Moth Larva (John Davison) 130520

Other Fauna..................

Red-and-black Froghopper at Snakeholme (John Davison) 130520
Red-and-black Froghopper (John Davison) 130520
Gooden’s Nomad Bee at Snakeholme (John Davison) 130520
Gooden’s Nomad Bee (John Davison) 130520
10-spot Ladybird (variation) at Snakeholme (John Davison) 130520
10-spot Ladybird (variation) (John Davison) 130520
Beetle Weevil Liophloeus tessulatus at Snakeholme (John Davison) 130520
Beetle Weevil Liophloeus tessulatus (John Davison) 130520
Fly Scathophaga stercoria at Snakeholme (John Davison) 130520
Fly Scathophaga stercoria (John Davison) 130520

 

Green Shieldbug at Snakeholme (John Davison) 130520
Green Shieldbug (John Davison) 130520
Fly Empis tessellata at Snakeholme (John Daviuson)130520
Fly Empis tessellata (John Daviuson)130520
Moth Notocelia trimaculana at Snakeholme (John Davison) 130520
Moth Notocelia trimaculana at Snakeholme (John Davison) 130520


14th March: Spring workparty to tidy the banks. Thanks to Ken.

Snakeholme Pit Workparty Before & After (John Davison140320 (1)
Workparty Before & After (John Davison) 140320 (1)
Snakeholme Pit Workparty Before & After (John Davison140320 (2)
Workparty Before & After (John Davison) 140320 (2)

 

Snakeholme Workparty (John Davison) 140320 (6)
Workparty (John Davison) 140320 (6)

 

Snakeholme Pit Workparty Before & After (John Davison140320 (3)
Workparty Before & After (John Davison) 140320 (3)

 

Snakeholme Pit Workparty Before & After (John Davison140320 (4)
Workparty Before & After (John Davison) 140320 (4)

 

Snakeholme Pit Workparty Before & After (John Davison140320 (5)
Workparty Before & After (John Davison) 140320 (5)


10th January: Beck water levels seem to fluctuate, have been up again but down at the moment. Lagoon level surprisingly stable.

Snakeholme - Beck water level (John Davison) 100120
Beck water level (John Davison) 100120

Still one chap out and about.......
 

Robin at Snakeholme (John Davison) 100120
Robin (John Davison) 100120