StroudNature_smallYew Tree Farm has an ‘unimproved’ field, which simply means it has never been ploughed or fertilised and is therefore a rare and precious part of our countryside, it has also been designated a Key Wildlife Site. A short survey last summer revealed a good range of butterflies, day-flying moths, other insects and wild flowers in the field. We confidently expect the moth traps set overnight to contain an amazing selection of moths, including large hawkmoths.

This event is on the first day of Stroud Nature 2016 and as well as the moth traps:

» the garden, meadow and community orchard will be open for the morning;
» there will be tea, coffee and cake on sale for charity;
» there will be ‘insect art’ activities;
» Stroud Brewery are celebrating their 10th birthday.

This is also a Moth Night event.

Meet at Stroud Brewery, marked with B on the map, at 9.15 am for a short but fairly steep walk up to the farm. You may use the brewery car park but please leave promptly afterwards unless you have tickets for their celebrations. Alternative parking is usually available in the layby, this is marked with L on the map.

There will be no parking available at Yew Tree Farm and due to the narrow lanes parking nearby can be difficult. Please note that the farm is at the top of Brewery Lane as shown on the Ordnance Survey map below. If you use the postcode in satnav or Google maps you will be taken further along Thrupp Lane.

Details

Date:
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Time:
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Venue

Yew Tree Farm
GL5 2BU United Kingdom + Google Map

Organizer

Bob Smith
Phone:
01453-882127
Email:
webmaster@gloucestershire-butterflies.org.uk