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Holtspur Bottom Butterfly Reserve

Artwork inspired by Holtspur Bottom

Painting inspired by Holtspur Bottom in springtime

Jennifer Pearson

Jennifer visited our Reserve a number of times, and has painted this wonderful picture of her impressions of Spring at Holtspur Bottom.

Painting of Chalkhill Blue butterfly by Janette Petts

Janette Petts

We invited Janette to paint a few of the "special" species on our Reserve. She has chosen the Chalkhill Blue butterfly, the caterpillar of the nationally scarce Striped Lychnis moth, and a Dark Mullein flower: food plant of the Striped Lychnis.

Chalkhill Blue butterfly on ragwort flower by Brian Jessop


Brian Jessop

Painting of Chalkhill Blue butterfly on Ragwort by Brian Jessop.

We have a small colony of Chalkhill Blues at Holtspur Bottom. We have a lot of Ragwort. This painting represents an interesting tension between something we really want on the reserve, and something we don't want quite so much of...


Children's drawings of butterflies


Children's art

Pupils at Holtspur School give their impressions of butterflies after visiting our Holtpsur Bottom Reserve.



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