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New Species on the Reserve

 

 Whilst accompanying a group of walkers on the Whitchurch Walking Weekend  on Prees Heath, Stephen Lewis, Prees Heath Officer reported that one of the walkers spotted a Green Hairstreak butterfly - this is the first sighting of this species since Butterfly Conservation  purchased the site in 2006, and takes the butterfly species total recorded on the site since purchase up to 25. It was on a willow tree on the main runway. A photo of the very one can be seen below, taken by Lucy Lewis.

 

Green-Hairstreak