Marbled Whites have arrived!

Today, was absolutely excellent weather, compared to yesterday and the forecast. There were a lot of Large Blue sightings today. A colleague and I also saw two Marbled Whites (the first on site this year) and a Small Tortoiseshell when completing the afternoon transect.

They are all coming out and getting ready for our Open Day on Sunday (19th June)! The expert Dave Simcox will be there to chat to visitors and answer any questions you may have about the site and about butterflies. We kick off with a guided tour at 10:30am of Collard Hill. Then in the afternoon (2pm), there will be a guided tour of Green Down with Mark Green. Both sites have uneven and quite steep terrain, so please have sensible clothing. If you are looking for somewhere to park, follow the YHA signs (near Ivythorn Hill, BA16 0TZ).

You may even end up having smiles and photo’s like the ones below!


Hatched egg - dave simcox

Hatched Large Blue Butterfly Egg! – Dave Simcox

Collard LB male - dave simcox

David Simcox

Happy visitors - dave simcox

Happy visitors around a Large Blue!

Marbled White

Marbled White

Small Tortoise Shell

Small Tortoiseshell

Today, I also had the pleasure of meeting last years Large Blue volunteer ranger – Rosie!

Collard LB Rangers - Dave simcox.jpg

I look forward to seeing more delighted visitors!


5 thoughts on “Marbled Whites have arrived!

  1. Nice to have a sunny day. With the openday ? at Green down. Which end of the site are people parking/meeting please?

  2. Abbi, hello. Great to meet you last week and thanks for the advice. What is the email address for photos please? Many thanks Richard

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