Up to 29 different species of butterfly can be spotted on the reserve.

Where to find

Butterflies are generally seen anywhere on the reserve but the best spots are on the grassy section leading up to the Knights Bank Hide and along section between Pumfrett and Spurgin Hide. The grass sections of the reserve are left to grow though the spring and summer, then cut and raked where possible in the autumn. This improves the habitat for butterflies and other insects. Speckled woods can be seen flying in dappled sunshine under trees, perhaps you might spot a purple hairstreak at the top of an oak tree or a holly blue along the hedges.

When to spot

Spring and summer.

Brimstone Butterfly
Speckled wood butterflies
Orange-tip butterfly
Peacock butterfly
Comma butterflies