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Winter work parties at the Liz Williams Butterfly Haven

Liz Williams Butterfly Haven

We are looking for volunteers to help us on one or both of the following dates Wednesday 7th February and Wednesday 6th March 2024. The work parties will run from 10am until about 4pm and all are welcome. The address is Stringer Way, Brighton, BN1 6QG.

Any volunteers attending should bring work gloves and any food/drink that they require. If someone is intending to come it would be good, but not essential, if they drop me (Tony Gould) an email first at firehorsetg@gmail.com

Sussex Butterfly Report 2023

Hot off the press is the Sussex Butterfly Report 2023 written by Martin Kalaher. This is the final report and includes December, it can be found here.

Winter Work Parties for Rowland Wood / Park Corner Heath

These will take place over 5 months from November 2023 to March 2024. Dates and further information is available at working parties. Please do come along and help with this vital conservation work.

Neil Hulme will be leading walks on our Park Corner Heath & Rowland Wood reserves, to find both the Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary next spring. These will be restricted to those volunteers who have attended Work Parties over the autumn and winter. To ensure success, dates will be confirmed much nearer the time on the Sightings page, when weather and emergence times can be better predicted.

The Bees of Sussex

'The Bees of Sussex' is a new book by James Power which might be of interest to butterfly lovers. The book will be published early in 2024, further information can be found at www.naturebureau.co.uk/the-bees-of-sussex

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Recent sightings in Sussex

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First sightings - 2024


1st   Red Admiral*

24th Small Tortoiseshell

26th Brimstone

26th Comma

26th Peacock


1st   Painted Lady

16th Speckled Wood

*National first

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