• What we'll do
Visit a local butterfly hot spot!
This walk was one of the most popular activities last year. A great deal of specialist conservation work has been carried out by the National Trust and volunteers in The Thicket, which is now a butterfly hot spot. Last year, no fewer than 21 species of butterfly were discovered, including an amazing number of the impressive Silver- washed Fritillary. Many common and favourite species such as Red Admiral, Brimstone and Peacock were present but it was the elusive Purple Hairstreak (see photo) and White-letter Hairstreak species that proved the main target for the group.
We will try and observe some of the rare and faster flyers as well as seeing all the usual favourites if we're lucky. We will learn about how to support our butterflies in our own gardens and out and about.
Please book now as we expect this event to be over-subscribed.
• What to bring
Please bring binoculars if you have them as it will help to see some of the tree-top species.
• Important to know
The event is free to Wild Maidenhead members who have paid their £5 annual subscription, or £3 for non-members. There is also the chance, on the day, to pay your annual subscription and attend the activity for free.