Duke of Burgundy (male/underwing) - Adam Gor

Guidelines for Wiltshire Branch Field Trips – Summer 2019

Please inform the trip leader if you are intending to go on the field trip, either directly, through leaving a phone message, or via text message, no later than the evening of the day before a trip.  The field trip leader will have the discretion to cancel a field trip if there are no confirmed attendees.

Meetings will start at the time indicated in the individual event description.  Some events may continue into the afternoon and, if so, a packed lunch will be advised.

If the weather is uncertain, please contact the leader on the phone number given, preferably the evening before (especially if I’m leading – Andy Daw), but no later than 9am on the day.

All map numbers and grid references refer to the 1:50,000 Ordnance Survey Landranger® series unless stated otherwise.

  • DEER TICKS are becoming increasingly common. As they can carry Lyme disease, it is advisable to wear coverings over the legs.
  • Dogs should not be brought to meetings.
  • At the moth nights, people should bring a torch each and wear UV protective glasses if they have them.  They should also wrap up warmly, it can be surprisingly cold even on a quiet summer's night, and consider bringing a seat.
  • Butterfly Conservation does not accept liability for damage or personal injury incurred at field meetings.
  • Risk assessments for guided walks: If leaders need advice on doing risk assessments for guided walks or other events please contact Clive Patten.  Example risk assessments can be found on the BC website.
  • Please inform the trip leader if you are intending to go on the field trip, either directly, through leaving a phone message, or via text message, no later than the evening of the day before a trip.  The field trip leader will have the discretion to cancel a field trip if there are no confirmed attendees.
  • Where the walk is included in the “Butterfly Walks in Wiltshire” (BWW) booklet the walk number is included in the field trip details.