Entomology Field Meeting - Martin Down & Vernditch - BNSS

Event date: 30th July 2017 at: 11.00am

Martin Down Nature Reserve and Vernditch – Map Ref. SU037201,

Leader: Mark Spencer

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 ( at about 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 to 16.00 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!! Target species to look for – Silver-washed and Dark Green Fritillaries, White Admiral and late flying Blues such as the Common, Adonis and Chalk-hill also Brown Argus,