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Want to do something to help your local woodland?  On Saturday 5 October – 10:00am to 1:00pm the Friends of Hollingbury & Burstead Woods will be working in Burstead Wood, clearing the Butterfly Glade, installing a bench, and planting daffodils and violets.

More information at the FHBW website or Facebook page – including future work dates if you can’t make this one.


monarch-butterfly-bw-hiCelebration of Arts, Music & the Environment
Thursday 18th July – 4.30 to 7.30pm

Activities and entertainment for all ages.

Explore the butterfly haven, go pond dipping & see the bees. Watch the play in the woods, add your creation to the art installation.

Listen to music from the bands of Jam Brighton. Stock up at the Farmers’ Market. Enjoy local organic food and drink. Browse the charity and trade stalls and find out about local environmental groups.

More information:

Hollingbury Woods will be the site of a search for eggs of the brown hairstreak butterfly this Saturday, 25th February, from 1.30 p.m. for about an hour.  The search will be led by ranger, Dominic Franklin, and butterfly expert Dan Danahar, and is one of several arranged for different venues around the city.

The starting point is the car park / recycling area at the top of Hollingbury Park, opposite Woodbourne Avenue.

For more information, download the press release here (PDF).

Comma Gatekeeper Marbled White White Letter Hairstreak

In July Nick Baker, a wildlife expert, came to visit Hollingbury Woods as part of the Big Butterfly Count.  Along with the Sussex branch of the Butterfly Conservation Society he found a good number of butterflies in and around the woods including the White-Letter Hairstreak, which is fairly rare.Local residents have also been supporting butterfly conservation. Read the rest of this entry »

Come and see what lives amongst the leaves and under the water.  As part of the Access To Nature project, Sussex Wildlife Trust are running a free bugs and beasties event on Wednesday 1st June from 11am – 1pm.  Meet at the Childrens’ Centre, Brentwood Road at 10:45 for registration.  Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.  More information from Huw Morgan on 07771 375 273 or download flyer.

Want to know how you can help our butterflies?

Then come along to a FREE talk on Saturday 14th May, 2:30pm at the Brian Foster Environment Centre Stringer Way, Dorothy Stringer School. The event is organised by Friends of Hollingbury & Burstead Woods. The poster can be downloaded here.

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