News from our Butterfly Reserves

Nigel Spring, our Reserves Manager, keeps us up to date with how recent events went.

Lankham Bottom May 12th : low temperatures made sure no butterflies were flying, but large numbers of Glow-worm larvae and some adult females were seen on the south-facing slopes.

Alners Gorse May 16th : Nightingales, Brimstones and Orange-Tips were the stars of the day when the North Dorset Community Resource Team visited Alners Gorse. Not to forget our four Dartmoor ponies of course! This tour of the reserve and BBQ were part of the Butterfly Conservation Dorset branch Educational Access programme which benefits local schools and therapeutic groups.

Photos of a glowworm larva on a hand and of a number of people working in a woodland setting

Left: glow-worm larva. Right: North Dorset Community Resource Team Photos: Left – Daniel Greenwood. Right -Nigel Spring.

Left: glow-worm larva. Right: North Dorset Community Resource Team

Photos: Left – Daniel Greenwood. Right – Nigel Spring.

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