Butterfly Conservation
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Butterfly Conservation - saving butterflies, moths and our environment

Conservation Work Parties: Winter 2023-24

Winter Work Parties

Throughout the winter the branch arranges and supports conservation work parties on its reserves and on other important reserves across Sussex, helping improve the habitat to ensure the continued success of our butterflies in 2024 and beyond.

Neil Hulme has again agreed to lead the winter work parties at Rowland Wood and Park Corner Heath this season. There will be 13 work parties this year, all on Sundays from November to March. Therefore, this coming winter the dates will be:

  • 12, 19, 26 November
  • 3, 10, 17 December
  • 7, 14, 21, 28 January
  • 4, 18 February
  • 3 March

The work parties will start at 10am and end around 4pm, but don't feel obliged to stay all day. Work parties will be arranged to be Covid safe. There is no need to inform anyone that you plan to attend - please just show up. Please bring your own work gloves and your own hand tools if you have them, particularly loppers. You will also need to bring your own food and drink as required.

Further information about the sites is available here.

We do recommend that you keep an eye on this page as we will make it clear here if any of the work parties have to be cancelled due to unsafe weather.

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.

Please contact Neil Hulme if you have any queries.

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