Leader: Mark Spencer
Martin Down Nature Reserve, Map ref: SU 037201.
Objective: To find and observe mid-summer plants and insects, target species, Dark green Fritillary,
Burnet and Forester moths and Scarlet Tiger moths. We will meet in the car park off the A354
Salisbury to Blandford road. Our walk over the site will be fairly flat, though be aware of loose stones
on paths. We will walk the Chalk Downland side of the site first, returning to the cars for lunch
(13.00hrs.) then those that wish to continue, will cross the road to the Vernditch side, where the site is
mostly a Woodland habitat for the afternoon session, which should end back at the vehicles by about
15.30 Hrs. Stout Walking Boots (not wellingtons !) a walking stick if required, food and drink if staying
for lunch ( water definitely). Camera, binoculars and a good pocket lens if you have one.
N.B. – NO BUTTERFLY NETS ARE ALLOWED ON THIS SITE, unless you have a permit.