Leader: Mark Spencer
Martin Down Nature Reserve
Map Ref: SU 037201.
Objective: To find and observe early summer flowers and target species Marsh Fritillary, Adonis Blue, Grizzled and Dingy Skippers. 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 15.30Hrs. 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 WITH PERMIT