Discover the latest news and sightings from the Southrey Wood butterfly reserve below...

You can report your sightings and send your photos from Southrey Wood to John Davison at: @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 party times usually run from 02.00 till 4.00 p.m. However, any time you can give would be welcomed!

Workparties:  April 9th & 30th - May 28th - June 25th - July 23rd - August 13th.


View the Southrey Wood Blog 2018

Southrey Wood Blog 2019

March 10th: Last workparty of the winter, so a mad rush to get all the brash cleared away. Thanks to all who helped out over the year.

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Southrey Workparty 100319 (1)
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Southrey Workparty 100319 (2)

February 25th: Peter Cawdell reports...."Comma fluttering around in the strong sunshine. landing on the dried vegetation I was raking up near the seat area.
Brimstone male flying on the Main Ride from the Horncastle Road. Pete Smith showed me a tiny White Admiral larvae he had found, half out of its hibernaculum, attached to a withered honeysuckle leaf ... amazing eyesight he has! He photographed it with his 'phone (below)."

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White Admiral larva in hibernaculum 250218

February 24th: Peter Cawdell saw 2 Peacocks, out of hibernation and flying around. Colts-foot, a good nectar source for these early butterflies, is out flowering already.

February 17th: A lovely sunny day as 7 volunteers continued the Winter work.

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Southrey Workparty 170219 (1)
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Southrey Workparty 170219 (3)

February 3rd: Southrey Wood was one of the clues in Radio Lincolnshire's Pirate Gold treasure hunt. Here Steve Green meets Rachel Baynton with the next clue in the hunt.

Rachel Baynton & Steve Green - Radio Lincolnshire Pirate Gold 030219
Rachel Baynton & Steve Green - Radio Lincolnshire Pirate Gold 030219

Steve then returned to help the other 9 volunteers who turned out on this cold but beautiful morning to continue this year's work.

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Southrey Workparty 030219 (1)
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Southrey Workparty 030219 (2)
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Southrey Workparty 030219 (3)
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Southrey Workparty 030219 (4)
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Southrey Workparty 030219 (5)
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Southrey Workparty 030219 (6)

January 6th: A few volunteers dusted off the cobwebs and tried to shed a few seasonal pounds by continuing the work on this winter's square (?).

Southrey Workparty by Philip Johnson 060119 (1)
Southrey Workparty by Philip Johnson 060119 (1)
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Southrey Workparty by Philip Johnson 060119 (3)
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Southrey Workparty by Philip Johnson 060119 (4)

 

Southrey Workparty by Philip Johnson 060119 (5)
Southrey Workparty by Philip Johnson 060119 (5)
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Southrey Workparty by Philip Johnson 060119 (6)