Haslemere Natural History Society

Providing a focus for enthusiastic naturalists of all ages

Botany and Butterflies on Noar Hill, Selborne (Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust)

Date: 13 May 2023
Time: 10:30
Directions: GR: SU742319 GU34 3LW From A3 heading into Selborne, just beyond traffic calming take sharp L turn. Go up hill. Take next L turn. Beyond house on R park on verge. Steep paths.
Field Meeting

Leader: Fiona Haynes (Reserves Officer)

A Red Kite greeted 17 members at the entrance.  This chalk downland site with 50 former small chalk pits and many old ant hills has SSSI status. Widespread and impressive were Cowslips still in flower.  When the sun broke through several adult Duke of Burgundy butterflies were seen.
Also seen or heard were: many flowering Twayblade, Fly Orchid, Song Thrush, Whitethroat, Firecrest, Holly Blue, Red Admiral, Dingy Skipper and the larva of a Small Bloody-nosed Beetle.

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