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Spring 2019 

Spring 2019 

2019 40th Anniversary Year 

40th anniversary events

Mon 3 Jun – Thu 6 Jun:Northern Ireland trip. Contact Mel Mason: 01684 565700 or
[email protected]

For following events, contact Mike Williams: 01299 824860 or [email protected]

Sat 15 Jun, 9am: Moth Morning at Ashwood Nurseries, Kingswinford, with Mike Williams and Tom Woodall.


Sun 23 Jun, 9am: Moth Breakfast at Monkwood reserve with Mike Southall and Mike Williams,followed at 11am by butterfly walk. Bacon rolls available.


Sat 29 Jun, 11am: High Brown Fritillary field trip to South Wales. Advance booking required.


Sun 30 Jun, 11am – 4pm: Garden Open Day 'From Oilseed Rape to Orchids' The Red House, Eldersfield, Worcestershire (courtesy of Mr & Mrs Keith Turner). Bring own picnic lunch. Refreshments and cake provided. Advance booking required.


Fri 5 Jul – Sun 7 Jul: 'Go Wild in Sussex'. Members weekend. Advance booking required.

Wed 10 Jul, 11am Guided Walk in the Wyre Forest followed by a Big Butterfly Picnic. Meet Hawkbatch car park on B4194 Bewdley-Kinlet road. Advance booking required.


Sat 13 Jul, 9am: Moth morning with Tony Simpson followed at 11am by guided walk at Trench Wood with Peter Seal.

Work Parties

Ewyas Harold Reserve and Common Work Parties

Saturdays:19 Jan, 16 Feb, 16 Mar, 13 Apr Contact Sue Young: 01981 240776,
[email protected]
Tuesdays:15 Jan, 5 Feb, 26 Feb, 12 Mar, 2 Apr Contact Lucy Morton: 07503 220191 or
[email protected] 10am at the northern Cwm Hill end of Ewyas Harold
Common, adjacent to the top cattle grid (SO382302).Approach from Abbey Dore off the B4347 (SO384306). Some hand tools will be provided but, if you have your own, do bring them.

Grafton Wood Work Parties

Every Wednesday until 27 Mar, 10am at Grafton

Flyford Church. Contact John Tilt: 01386 792458 or [email protected]

 Grafton Wood Brown Hairstreak Egg Searches

Saturdays: 26 Jan, 10am at Grafton Flyford Church. Contact Simon
Primrose: 07952 260153 or [email protected]


Haugh Wood Work Parties

Saturdays: 5 Jan, 2 Feb, 2 Mar, 10am in the reserve car park on minor road from Mordiford to Woolhope (SO592365). Contact Kate Wollen (07786 526280) or Robin
Hemming (07501 020605)


Scarlet Tiger Project Work Parties, Stourbridge

Every 3rd Friday: 18 Jan, 15 Feb, 15 Mar 10am at a location posted on the notice board at the northern (crematorium) end of Roman Road.
Contact Joy Stevens: 01384 372397 or [email protected]

Trench Wood Work Parties

4th Sundays: 27 Jan, 24 Feb, 24 /31 Mar (TBC) 10am in the reserve car park (SO930588) Contact John Holder: 01905 794854 or [email protected]


Honeybourne Work Party (Grizzled Skipper site)

Sun 10 Mar, 10am at the bridge above the disused railway (SP127441) on road between Honeybourne and Mickleton. Contact Peter Seal: 01905 426398
or [email protected]

Honeybourne Work Party (Grizzled Skipper site)

Sun 10 Mar, 10am at the bridge above the disused railway (SP127441) on road between Honeybourne and Mickleton. Contact Peter Seal: 01905 426398
or pete[email protected]


Malvern Grayling Work Parties

Mondays: 14 Jan, 11 Feb, 10am in North Hill Quarry car park, WR14 4LT (SO 771847) Tea and coffee provided but bring your own lunch if staying all day. Contact Mel Mason: 01684 565700 or [email protected]

Monkwood Work Parties

1st Sundays: 6 Jan, 3 Feb, 3 Mar.Contact George Groves: 01905 620721,
[email protected] 3rd Thursdays: 17 Jan, 21 Feb, 21 Mar.
Contact Phil Adams: 01905 610830 [email protected]
10am in the reserve car park (SO803603).

Ockeridge Wood Work Party

Sun 7 Apr: Meet at 10am in lay by at top of bridleway leading to Monkwood (SO794617).
Contact Mike Williams: 01299 824860 or [email protected]


Wyre Forest Work Parties

Sundays:13 Jan, 10 Feb, 10amin Earnwood Copsecar park on the B4194 Bewdley to Kinlet road (SO744784).Tuesdays: 22 Jan, 26 Feb, 26 Mar

22 Jan: 10am in Dry Mill Lane car park, Bewdley, at
the start of the disused railway line.

26 Feb, 26 Mar: 10am in Earnwood Copse car park
as above.

The Tuesday dates are joint events with Natural
England – tea and coffee provided.
Contact Mike Williams: 01299 824860 or
[email protected]

Prees Heath Common Work Parties

Wednesdays: 16 Jan, 13 Feb 10.30am on the access track opposite the Steel Heath turning off the A49 (SJ557363) Silver-studded Blue caterpillar-attended-by-ants hunt:
Wed 29 May, 10.30am-12.30pm Silver-studded Blue guided walk:
Sun 30 Jun, 2pm (former RAF control tower open
10.30am-4pm).Contact Stephen Lewis: 07900 886809 or [email protected]
Recorders’ Meetings Sat 26 Jan, 10am – 4pm:


Wood White Project Work Parties

If you plan to come to any of these, please contact Rhona Goddard: 01746 762364 or
[email protected]

 Siege Wood, Herefordshire: 10am - 3pm, Thu 10 Jan, Siege Wood car park (SO605343).


Blakeridge Wood, Shropshire: 10am - 3pm, Sun 20 Jan, Blakeridge Wood car park (SO295866). Joint work party with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust: 10am - 3pm, Tue 5 Feb, 9.45am in the Wessington Wood and Pasture car park (SO603353), then car
share to Nupend (parking there is limited).

Bury Ditches, Shropshire: 10am - 3pm,Sun 17 Feb, Bury Ditches car park (SO331837) ,
BBQ provided courtesy of the Forestry Commission.

Guided Walks and Talks

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust Talks

Thu 31 Jan, 7.30pm: Herefordshire Butterflies, Martyn Davies, Aymestrey Village Hall.

Thu 7 Feb, 7.30pm:Herefordshire Butterflies, Rhona Goddard, Weobley Village Hall.


Trench Wood Guided Walk

Saturday 13 Jul (part of the Big Butterfly Count) 11am in the reserve car park  SO930588) Target species Silver-washed Fritillary and White
Admiral. Contact Peter Seal: 01905 426398 or [email protected]

Prees Heath Common Work Parties

Wednesdays: 16 Jan, 13 Feb 10.30am on the access track opposite the Steel Heath turning off the A49 (SJ557363)


Silver-studded Blue caterpillar-attended-by-ants hunt: Wed 29 May, 10.30am-12.30pm

Silver-studded Blue guided walk: Sun 30 Jun, 2pm (former RAF control tower open
10.30am-4pm). Contact Stephen Lewis: 07900 886809 or [email protected]

Llanymynech Rock Field Trip Sat 4 May, 2pm: .

Meet at car park off A483 from Pant village (SJ272219). Leader: Simon Spencer (joint event with North Wales Branch).

Recorders Days

UK Moth Recorders,

Sat 26 Jan, 10am – 4pm: Birmingham & Midland Institute, advance booking on
www.butterfly-conservation.org, £10.

Herefordshire Moth Recorders

Tue 5 Feb:The Swan Inn, 171 Aylestone Hill, Hereford, HR1 1JJ, meal at 7pm (numbers needed by 2 Feb), meeting at 8.15pm. Contact Robin Hemming: 07501 020605 or
[email protected]
Sat 30 Mar, 10am – 4pm:

UK Butterfly Recorders

Birmingham & Midland Institute, advance

Sat 30 Mar, 10am – 4pm:  advance booking on www.butterfly-conservation.org, £10.


Wyre Forest Recorders, Discovery

Centre, Callow Hill: for all those interested in helping with butterfly survey and monitoring work in 2019.

Field Studies Council Courses 

Tutor: Dave
Grundy; Location: Bishops Wood, Crossway Green, Stourport, Worcestershire. Book online at www.field-studies council.org/naturalhistory. Sat 1 Jun: Daytime Moths of Worcestershire (£50). Sat 15 Jun: Larger Micro-moths of Worcestershire (£50). Sat 6 Jul – Sun 7 Jul: Smaller Micro-moths of Worcestershire (£100).