Butterfly Walk for Beginners

Butterfly Walk for Beginners

Lyndon Nature Reserve

Lyndon Road

Join our Volunteer Coordinator and butterfly enthusiast Sarah Proud for a walk on the reserve to learn about the butterflies we get here.

At this time of year on the reserve we could hope to see Small Skipper, Large Skipper, Brimstone, Large White, Small White, Green Veined White, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Comma, Red Admiral, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper and Speckled Wood with the possibility of Clouded Yellow, Painted Lady and Essex Skipper.

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This morning will be a great start for beginners who want to be able to identify the different species of butterfly we get in the U.K., while learning more about their behaviour, habitat, and good local places to see other species such as Brown Argus, Purple Emperor and Chalkhill Blue.

We will meet at the Lyndon Nature Reserve at 10am before heading on a steady, two-hour walk around the reserve, visiting the places where butterflies have been showing best. Please ensure you wear appropriate clothing for the weather (and sun screen / a hat if it is very sunny) as we will be out in the open most of the time. Sturdy walking boots are recommended.

There will be lots of opportunities to take photographs for those wishing to bring a camera.

If there is heavy rain on the day the walk will be rescheduled as the butterflies will not be showing and you will be contacted by telephone in advance.

Places are limited on this walk so booking is essential. See below to book your place.

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Bookings are closed for this event.