Tour At A Glance





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Tour Code:

Leisurely with 3 - 4 miles gentle walking per day

Group Size:

Seven plus leaders

Chalkhill Blue Grayling Silver-spotted Skipper European Honey Buzzard Adonis Blue Common Crossbill

Hampshire & Dorset - Summer Wildlife

Date: 3rd to 7th August 2021 - THREE SPACES - Guaranteed Departure
Leaders: Ashley Saunders



Brown Hairstreak


A short break, with the butterfly- and dragonfly-enthusiast particularly in mind, based once again in the delightful New Forest town of Lyndhurst. Following the successes in recent years of our July New Forest trips, we are pleased to offer this exciting August tour again in 2021. We have timed this holiday to optimise the chances of seeing some of Britain’s most localised, and scarcest, butterflies, such as Chalkhill, Silver-studded and Small Blue, Brown Hairstreak, Grayling and Lulworth and Silver-spotted Skipper. A supporting cast of Silver-washed Fritillary, White Admiral, Wall Brown  and  Purple Hairstreak may also be available should the season be slightly late. The rarer Odonata will be represented by Small Red-eyed Damselfly, Southern Damselfly, Small Red Damselfly, Black Darter and Beautiful Demoiselle. At this time of the year, birding should also be very interesting in the New Forest. Honey Buzzard and Northern Goshawk will now have young on the wing and we also stand a good chance of finding Dartford Warbler, Woodlark and Firecrest. Our visit to Portland may be rewarded with early migrants such as sea birds warblers and waders. Ashley Saunders will lead the tour and we might expect to see approximately thirty species of butterfly, fifteen Odonata and seventy five species of bird.



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