Category Archives: butterflies

Like the Forth Bridge

The Dartmoor Preservation Association conservation volunteers spent a day at Common Wood bashing vegetation for butterflies. Continue reading

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Return to Challacombe Farm

The other day I called on Naomi Oakley at Challacombe Farm, near Postbridge on Dartmoor.  I had last visited 34 years ago when it was run by Peter and Min Cullum. Now their daughter Naomi is in charge with her partner Mark … Continue reading

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Butterfly bonanza!

Shortly after posting my blog, Butterfly surprise, I head from Jenny Plackett, South West Senior Regional Officer with Butterfly Conservation.   Jenny has overseen the volunteer work-parties on Common Wood and given us excellent advice for the last four years.  She … Continue reading

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Butterfly surprise

I saw a Marsh Fritillary butterfly in an unexpected place in Common Wood. Continue reading

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Bosky bottom

The Dartmoor Preservation Association volunteers did great work for Marsh Fritillary butterflies at Common Wood Continue reading

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The open common

I am keen to manage my land at Common Wood on western Dartmoor so as to attract Fritillary butterflies, but it is quite complicated and requires cooperation from various interests. Continue reading

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Day five at Common Wood

Common Wood: part 6 Today the Dartmoor Preservation Association volunteers returned to my land at Common Wood on western Dartmoor for the fifth day of gorse and bramble bashing to create a habitat for butterflies. This was the first time the … Continue reading

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