StroudNature_smallLower Woods is one of the largest ancient woodlands in the south-west of England and covers three square kilometres. The reserve has 23 woods and coppices whose boundaries have remained unchanged for several centuries. The rich woodland flora includes carpets of bluebells in spring, with early purple and greater butterfly orchids and herb paris. In summer look for old meadow species including ragged-robin, common-spotted orchids, betony and devils-bit scabious and butterflies like white admiral and silver washed fritillary.

On this walk we hope to see Purple Hairstreak, Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral as well as other butterflies.

This event is also part of Stroud Nature 2016.

Park opposite Lower Woods Lodge, ST746881. Entrance to car park is opposite Inglestone Farm at ST749885 (just off Chase Lane between Wickwar and Hawkesbury Upton).

Note: the ground can be quite muddy even during the summer.

Details

Date:
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Organizer

Chris Wiltshire
Phone:
01453-545509
Email:
butterfly-recorder@gloucestershire-butterflies.org.uk

Venue

Lower Woods
GL9 1BX United Kingdom + Google Map
Website:
http://www.gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk/reserves/lower-woods