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Holtspur Bottom Butterfly Reserve

Useful links

view of Holtspur Bottom meadow in August, by Tony Gillie Websites about butterflies and moths
Butterfly Conservation national website
Butterfly Conservation Upper Thames Branch
Upper Thames Moths Blog
Upper Thames Branch on Facebook
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UK Butterflies
Munching Caterpillars – for children, their families, and teachers

Other nature reserves nearby
Holtspur Bank Local Nature Reserve – literally the other side of the valley.
Gomm Valley (near High Wycombe) a BBOWT reserve – about 3 miles away.
Church Wood, Hedgerley an RSPB reserve – about 6 miles away.
Brush Hill Local Nature Reserve – about 14 miles away.

Local natural history groups
Berkshire Moth Group
Buckinghamshire Invertebrate Group (BIG)
Buckinghamshire Rare Plant Recording Group
Buckinghamshire Bird Club
Chesham & District Natural History Society
Prestwood Nature
Wycombe Wildlife Group

More on chalk grassland
The Natural History Museum
. Chalk grassland: features, history, and management.
Chilterns Chalk Grassland Project. Bucks, Berks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT).
Lowland calcareous grasslands. Joint Nature Conservation Committee (technical).
Climate Change Adaptation Manual. Natural England: Chapter 20: Lowland calcareous grassland. Discussion of how climate change may affect chalk grassland.

 

Chalk grassland management
Chiltern Rangers CIC (Community Interest Company): As well as their well known work in practical woodland management, the Chiltern Rangers are also experts in chalk grassland management, and often help us with work on our Holtspur Bottom reserve. Highly recommended.

 

Resources for schools
Butterflies: a PowerPoint presentation for children aged 5 to 11

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