Welcome to Jean and David's Butterfly Site.
A tidy up was called for so we have cleared the" clutter".
we were somewhat out of date on links --but have amended
some (September 2008)
We have recorded ,in the past, our local area Butterflies for County Branches of Butterfly Conservation.
Which got us into the various contribution lists,although our main summer occupation is dragonflies!
We took the opportunity to photograph some of the species,which we are showing on our site.
All old fashioned Kodak film put through a Nikon convertor!
Over the years we have found that populations are diminishing,what was easy to find and photograph some years ago is now proving more difficult.
The effects of Conservation effort for other varieties of Flora and Fauna seems to have some effect on the locations of Butterflies.
Clearance of Paths and Rides to improve their recreational use,usually consisting of cutting down all vegetation seems to have caused more problems.The species may not have completely disappeared but are now more difficult to locate.
Seeking Butterflies on the Reserves usually means that there is an equal opportunity to see Wild Orchids growing in relative safety,so we incorporate both species into our photographic efforts.
The Local Group has Three Reserves in its care.
Magdalen Hill Down.
Bentley Station Meadow
Work parties are always looking for volunteers to help with the management of these reserves.
LINKS to Butterfly Sites:
From Search Engines:www.butterfly-conservation.org www.mothscount.org/site/ www.hantsmoths.org.uk www.hantsiow-butterflies.org.uk www.surreybutterflies.org
FEEDBACK on this Site would be useful.
Yahoogroup has been opened:
We have an Orchid Site at:
We have a couple of other sites which may be of interest:
Site updated 19th September 1998,amended 14th December 1998
Surrey Skipper info and Net Links put in 4th February 1999.
Updated 27th January 2000,with Hants Branch Web-site and some of the planned meetings.
amend layout 26.01.2005
adjust data 22nd September 2008 we now have a small
which will enable us to take a further interest in Moths!
To which end we have joined Yahoo's "HantsMoths"
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