News archive

June 2016

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Photo of the Month - Black Hair Streak Butterfly

Photo of the Month - Black Hair Streak Butterfly

Glaphorn Cow pasture is a mix of blackthorn scrub and mature woodland that is a refuge for the rare black hairstreak butterfly as photographed on 26 June 2016 by Dave Holden


The variety of habitats at Glapthorn Cow Pastures provide homes for many different kinds of wildlife. The mature woodland in the northern half is dominated by ash while the southern part is mainly blackthorn with some oak. Primroses in the spring are followed by bluebells, early-purple and common-spotted orchids. Nuthatch and warblers can be heard, and the reserve is a nesting site for nightingale