Monday, 11 April 2011

Helping butterflies at Trench Wood

We worked in Trench Wood last Sunday to to improve habitat for the white-letter hairstreak.

The elms are marked with tape (photographer: Andrew Curran)
A white-letter hairstreak was recorded in this area in 2009, the first for some years, and a subsequent elm survey found several trees.  The aim of the work last weekend was to clear the elms of surrounding trees, particularly on the south-facing side, to encourage egg-laying.

I am leading a guided walk on Sunday 10th July meeting at the reserve car park at 11.00 am and will be particularly looking for further white-letter hairstreak sightings.   

Mike, Trench Wood

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