Welcome to the Collard Hill large blue blog! This follows the developments at the Collard Hill nature reserve as we prepare for the flight season of the large blue butterfly. Collard is the only advertised site in the country with open access to see this rarest and most amazing of butterflies.
Larvae were introduced to Collard Hill a decade ago and the population has since grown to the point where it is now one of the best sites for this rare butterfly in Europe.
Behind the scenes a lot of work goes into managing the site both for wildlife and the visitors. This blog reveals the how the National Trust manage the site before and after the flight season and provides the very latest up to date results on how the large blue is fairing while it is on the wing. Our aim during this period is to update the blog daily. (Note: due to staff availability there may be some gaps on Mondays and Tuesdays).
This is our first blog. We would love to hear your feedback. Please let us know what you would like to hear about. We would also love to see any photos you have.