Brown Hairstreak Day

A day out on Sunday 27th August with a chance to see Brown Hairstreak. Start from the the Three Parishes Hall, Grafton Flyford at 11:00

It is also our 20th anniversary of owning and managing the wood. Refreshments will be available at the Three Parish Hall with Miriam’s famous  cakes.



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Better Work Party

We had a better work party on Wednesday for Blackthorn Cutting.  Several people saw Brown Hairstreak still looking fresh.

Today I found a female laying in pristine condition and also a Small Heath – first this year.


Small Heath


Brown Hairstreak


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Work Parties on Wednesdays

We need help cutting Blackthorn on Wednesdays starting tomorrow – Grafton Church at 10:00.  Just bring cloves tools supplies.





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From a Grafton Visitor

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Looks like a good Brown Hairstreak Year

From Richard Smith on Sunday 7th –  5 Brown Hairstreak were seen.

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More Brown Hairstreaks

Report from Van Greaves

5.10pm Tuesday 2nd Aug. at the hemp by the small bench at the main x roads. Searched for at least 2 hours before this… saw plenty of species including 2 purples and sat down at the bench by the hemp thinking nothing was about. Turned my head and there he was!

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Brown Hairstreak Reports

Two reports of Brown Hairstreak at Grafton one on Facebook from Alex Barkley and the other by phone  – all nectaring on Hemp Agrimony which is good news for photographers.  Some years they don’t nectar at all.  Looks like both male and female.



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