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Butts Brow, East Sussex ***


Grid ref: TQ 580 017 (car park)

2-miles northwest of Eastbourne

Large downland site with full suite of chalk grassland butterflies


Access details: Car park at top of Butts Lane - turn south off the A22  in Willingdon


Key species Adonis Blue, Chalkhill Blue, Silver Spotted Skipper. Notable moth present is The Forester

Other common species Good populations of Small Copper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Grizzled Skipper

Occasional species Chalk Carpet and Dark Green Fritillary

Site description The site is owned by Eastbourne Corporation, and is open to the public. The best area is the valley below Combe Hill, half a kilometre north of the car park. Also a good site to see Great Green Bush Cricket

Author Graham Parris

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