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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.

Butterflies

Brimstone
Brown Argus
Brown Hairstreak
Clouded Yellow
Comma
Common Blue
Dingy Skipper
Gatekeeper
Green-veined White
Grizzled Skipper
Holly Blue
Large Skipper
Large White
Marbled White
Marsh Fritillary

Meadow Brown
Orange Tip
Painted Lady
Peacock
Purple Hairstreak
Red Admiral
Ringlet
Silver-washed Fritillary
Small Copper
Small Skipper
Small Tortoiseshell
Small White
Speckled Wood
White Admiral
White-letter Hairstreak

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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