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Buttterflies

There are many butterfly species that live and can be seen almost anywhere in Ecological Owlthorpe. On the many public footpaths from the Grasslands of the Grazing Project throughout the woodlands of Hanging Lea Wood, Owlthorpe Wild Orchard, Owlthorpe Forest Settings by the paths of Owlthorpe Heritage & Nature Trail. they can also be seen in Owlthorpe Fields & Wetlands also in Westfield Plantation as they flit from flower to flower.

Many species of butterflies are also seen in residents gardens.

Here are some sample photos of Butterflies that have been recorded in Ecological Surveys taken throughout the years in Ecological Owlthorpe.

Painted Lady

Red Admiral

   

Small Tortoise

Peacock

 

Brimstone

Large White

   

Orange Tip

Green-veins White

 

Purple Hairstreak

Small Copper

   

GateKeeper

Speckled Wood

 

Small Skipper

Cinnabar Moth

   
 

Six Spot Burnett Moth

There are a number of organisations which can help with identification Butterflies that you may find in Ecological Owlthorpe. Here are one or two web-sites you may find helpful.

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2019/07/butterfly-identification/

https://www.royensoc.co.uk/search/node/butterflies

 

 

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