We have selected a few links that we think may be of interest to you. If you find any others then please let us know and we can add them.
UK Butterflies – For the latest news from visitors to excellent butterfly sites across the country, including Collard Hill
Butterfly conservation Somerset and Bristol branch – For details of excellent sites to visit in Somerset
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) – The Co-ordinators of the large blue project, their website has an excellent array of detailed information and research into the large blue.
Hear the caterpillars talk to the ants!. BBC sound engineer Chris Watson has recorded the actual sounds of the caterpillar mimicking the ants in order to live underground and feed off a host ant colony! Here and see footage of this from the BBC, and also on the Butterfly Conservation web-site.
BBC Radio 4 Nature programme – excellent documentary by Bret Westwood of the ecology and recent history of the large blue and the habitat management work at Collard Hill and Green Down.
Somerset Wildlife Trust (SWT) – Details of the fantastic reserves managed by in the county SWT, including the donor site for Collard Hill – Green Down
Nothing to do with butterflies, but we thought you may be interested.
Glastonbury blog – Hear about our exciting project just down the road from Collard Hill at the iconic site, Glastonbury Tor, celebrating the link with June’s pop festival!