Alners Gorse Butterfly Reserve
14 hectares of wet grassland, scrub and woodland. The reserve's habitats are being restored after many years of neglect, through scrub control, removal of unwanted trees and grazing with Fell ponies. It is however already an extremely rich site for all sorts of wildlife especially butterflies and moths. The grassland is being resored to enable Marsh Fritillary to re-colonise from nearby.
Owned by Butterfly Conservation.
Moths: Dingy Mocha and Small Eggar moths.
Other wildlife: Nightingales, Adders.
Location & Access: The reserve entrance lies on the north side of the road between Hazelbury Bryan and Kings Stag just by the village and speed limit signs for Hazelbury. Limited road-side parking 150 m towards Kings Stag.
Grid feference: ST 737 103
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