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Farm Walks & Wildlife Events


Ranger Bob sets off on a guided farm walk

Common Blue butterfly on wild marjoram

Chalk Downland Farm Walk   See Event Calendar for dates

A walk through the restored chalk downland on the farm, illustrating how traditional farming methods can sustain both food production and habitats for wildlife.

Meet at the farm shop at 2.30pm. The walk should last around 2 hours.


Comma butterfly

Moth Nights   Dates to be announced

Moths are attracted into UV light traps and identified to produce a survey of results. Contrary to popular belief, night-flying moths come in a wide variety of colours and patterns and can be just as attractive as butterflies. We will be setting up light traps in Porters Wood below the farmyard and around the yard itself. Park in the farmyard. Bring warm clothes and a torch for finding your way through the woods!

Moth trap or alien landing?

National Moth Night

National Moth Night was launched in 1999 and takes place annually.
On the night, events are held where numbers and species are recorded, the results of which are collated into a nationwide survey. This annual survey has generated much important information, including new sites for scarce species and records of rare immigrants.
In 2004, the emphasis was tweaked to include day flying moths.

There's alot more to moths than the bathroom wall or your wardrobe! This selection of common moths proves some are at least as colourful as butterflies, and many fly during the day visiting the same nectar sources as butterflies in your garden.

6-spot Burnet moth flies during the day  


Angle Shades moth


National Moth Night national website with information, photos and techniques
UK Moths excellent website with search facility, great for identification
UKLepidoptera personal site but with lots of great photos and a useful beginner's guide
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