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Purple Hairstreak Spotting at Gosforth Park Nature Reserve

Purple Hairstreak © Paul Drummond

Saturday 04 August, 5.00 – 6.00pm

Purple hairstreak butterflies live entirely on oak trees and there is a healthy population in the reserve. They are very attractive, but live in the tree tops and are difficult to see.

Join Reserve Warden Paul Drummond for this drop-in session to try and see these butterflies, which tend to be most active on sunny afternoons. Bring along binoculars if you have them.

Meet at the Information Hut just inside the reserve entrance.