Wildlife in my local patch

Hampshire UK

July 15, 2014
by Jackson Hellewell
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In search of the elusive Purple Emperor

Yesterday I had a review day at school so Mum and I visited Straits Enclosure near Alice Holt forest in Hampshire, a known stronghold of the Purple Emperor butterfly. It was a warm, sunny day with a bit of a breeze … Continue reading

April 14, 2014
by Jackson Hellewell
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Magdalen Hill Nature Reserve – Swallowtail butterfly

Magdalen Hill Down Nature Reserve run by the Butterfly Conservation Trust is a great spot for a day out near Winchester.   It is an unusual and interesting walk at this time of year due to the chalk downland hill being … Continue reading