Butterfly Hot Spots

Butterfly Hot Spots

Top places for butterfly-watching in The Living Coast include:

Pavilion Gardens, Brighton - grab a sandwich and sunbathe, while looking up at the elm trees for the elusive White-Letter Hairstreak

Whitehawk Hill, Brighton - home to as many butterfly species as you’ll find in downland, despite its urban locale

Bevendean Down, Brighton - a rich butterfly fauna found on the urban fringe

Castle Hill, Woodingdean – the flower-rich slopes of this downland valley are home to many species

Malling Down, Lewes - the Combe at Sussex Wildlife Trust’s nature reserve is a real hotspot for rare Silver-spotted Skippers and Adonis Blues

Hollingbury & Burstead Woods, Brighton – top spot for the elusive White-letter Hairstreaks

Stanmer Park, Brighton - search the woods for the Silver-washed Fritillary butterfly

Mill Hill, by Shoreham - spot Skippers in spring and Blues in summer

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