Walking with Wildlife

Peacock Butterfly

July 2014

The weather was kind for our first two Butterfly Walks this month. Brilliant sunshine greeted a group of twenty-four from the National Trust Axe Valley on Wednesday when they visited the Trusts Lennon Legacy Project for the first time. Hundreds of Marbled Whites and Ringlets, plus Meadow Browns, Skippers and Burnet Moths were amongst the species seen flying in ‘Barn Owl heaven’ (rough grassland). The event finished up with a delicious cream tea in our Meeting Room.

On Thursday the first of our two open Butterfly Walks was also blessed with good weather and the butterflies were once again out in force. Join us for our final Butterfly Walk of the summer on Saturday 19th July or one of the other events we have planned – booking is essential.

We also had a wonderful Butterfly walk on the 21st with a U3A group from Kingsbridge that visited. A couple of the participants in their 80’s weren’t sure they could manage the whole route, but with the gentle pace and frequent stops to admire the wildlife everyone completed the walk and had a wonderful time. “A great afternoon, thank you very much”. “Wonderful, even better than expected”. “Tremendous, so glad I did it – took me back to my childhood (over 80)”.

If you are interested in booking a walk for your group, with or without a cream tea, or a team-building day for your company please contact Jo for more details.

 

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