Archive for July, 2017

Butterfly Notes | 25th Jul, 2017

Thanks to Steve Wheatley and Neil Hulme of Butterfly Conservation for these notes about butterfly species and how to encourage them in woodlands.

Butterflies of Plattershill Woods

Tottington butterflies

Combwell butterflies

Butterfly Workshop 23rd July | 24th Jul, 2017

If our last workshop at Plattershill proved to be the perfect conditions for spotting and identifying butterflies, this weekends event was almost exactly the opposite.  It was promising sunshine as I drove along the bottom of the South Downs to the event at a woodland close to the village of Small Dole in  the Adur Valley, however as soon as we got out of our cars it was rain jackets on as it started to drizzle, then fluctuated between a light rain and heavy mist for the rest of the afternoon. Read more …

Butterfly Workshop 2nd July | 06th Jul, 2017

Last Sunday saw the first of a series of SWOG and Butterfly Conservation joint workshops.   About a dozen SWOG members, owners and other interested parties joined us at Plattershill Wood in West Sussex on a close to perfect day for spotting butterflies.  It was warm and sunny with a very light breeze.  If  anything it was a little too hot early on, but as the afternoon went by, it cooled slightly making it ideal for spotting and identifying butterflies. Read more …

Newsletter July 2017 | 03rd Jul, 2017

Summer is in full swing and woodland glades are dappled with sunshine – at least we hope so!

The July newsletter is here:

  • Take Sylva’s British Woodland Owners’ Survey from 7 July
  • Sign up for SWOG meetings – don’t miss a special day at the Bulworthy Project on 15 July
  • Learn about tackling invasive species and see how one group of owners have restored their track.

Finally, our workshops with Butterfly Conservation coincide with the Big Butterfly Count 2017 – do join in and help support butterfly populations.

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