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Monkwood Butterfly Reserve

63 acres of ancient woodland, jointly owned by Butterfly Conservation and the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust.

Coppicing is undertaken in various parts, rides have been widened and glades created, particularly at junctions. This led to initial increases in rare species like the Wood White.

Interesting plants include small-leaved lime, wild service tree, lily-of-the-valley, spurge laurel, and broad-leaved and violet helleborine. There are also several ponds with great crested newts.

Butterflies: Wood White, Dingy Skipper, Purple Hairstreak, Silver-washed Fritillary, White Admiral.

moths

Lunar Hornet Clearwing
Yellow-legged Clearwing
Poplar Lutestring
Light Orange Underwing

Amongst 500 recorded species

Maple Pug
Lead-coloured Pug
Drab Looper
Silver Cloud
Waved Black

Location: Reserve entrance and car park are about 1 mile from the New Inn Public House at Sinton Green, approximately five miles north-west of Worcester.

Grid reference: SO 804 607

 

These maps are intended as a guideline only; you must check the exact location of the reserve yourself. Wildlife Extra assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or usefulness of the information on this website.

 
 

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