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We are fortunate to have a relatively broad range of butterflies at Ladbrook Park and continue to
see new species that can be added to the list.

For example, the Small Heath is a priority species in conservation terms first seen on 7 July 2019 in the wild flower meadow between the 3rd and 4th fairways.

It is tempting to think that the establishment of the wild flower meadow over the last 5 years has enabled this newcomer to get established.

Other species seen -

  • Purple Emperor
  • Large Skipper
  • Small Skipper
  • Essex Skipper
  • Large White
  • Small White
  • Green Veined White
  • Orange Tip
  • Brimstone
  • Purple Hairstreak
  • White Letter Hairstreak (also a high priority species in conservation terms)
  • Small Copper
  • Holly Blue
  • Common Blue
  • Red Admiral
  • Peacock
  • Painted Lady (plenty of this migrant from North Africa in the hot summer of 2019, they seem to have a bumper year every 10 years or so)
  • Small Tortoiseshell
  • Comma
  • Silver Wash Fritillary
  • Speckled Wood
  • Marble White
  • Meadow Brown
  • Gatekeeper
  • Ringlet
  • Mother Shipton Moth

If you spot any on and around the course which are not on the list please let us know.