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.
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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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.
A nice Brimstone landed for me and I searched out the larvae on Alder Buckthorn.
Whilst searching for the Brimstone, I also came across a group of newly emerged Emperor Moth Larvae.
and one at a later stage of development..........
Common Blue & Brown Argus were also on the wing.
The Reserve is looking good at the moment with a spectacular display of Ox-eye Daisy on the Bank.
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.
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.
Cinnabar moths were also out together with a Yellow-tail Moth larva.
14th March: Spring workparty to tidy the banks. Thanks to Ken.
10th January: Beck water levels seem to fluctuate, have been up again but down at the moment. Lagoon level surprisingly stable.
Still one chap out and about.......