Monday 16th July 2018 - 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Volunteer Training Centre
Address: Oakham Road
Join butterfly enthusiast Sarah Proud for a beginners’ introduction to the butterflies of Rutland!
Meeting at the Volunteer Training Centre (click here for directions) for a brief chat about what to expect, we will then take our minibus to Ketton Quarry to spend the morning there looking at a wide array of butterflies. Ketton Quarry is an active limestone extraction site, but the reserve is a long worked-out area consisting of hills and holes that have been colonised by calcareous grassland plants and scrub. This has led to wonderful habitat for many species of butterfly.
Bring a packed lunch to eat on site before we then take the minibus over to another wonderful LRWT butterfly site, Bloody Oaks in Empingham. The principal habitat of this small site is the species-rich limestone grassland, which is rare in Rutland.
Highlights of the day are hoped to be Marbled White and Dark Green Fritillary, hopefully among many others! If you have any questions about this event contact Sarah.
Please note: in the event of rain or strong wind, this event will be rescheduled for Monday 23rd July.
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