Butterfly Hunting

22nd May 2013

In association with the Sussex Wildlife Trust, the entire school made their way up Malling Down this week to search for commas, peacocks, painted ladies, brimstones, orange tips and the beautiful Adonis blue butterflies.

Butterflies like warm weather and blue skies – unfortunately these were not in abundance this week; however thanks to some forward planning and planting by our guide, Michael ‘Lewes Personality of the Year’ Blencowe, the children were able to spot at least one of each butterfly, and they didn’t even fly off!

In an aim to raise knowledge and awareness of butterflies and the South Downs National Park, the children enjoyed a leisurely and informative guided tour of Malling Down accompanied by teachers, parents, carers and Sussex Wildlife Trust volunteers. Although no real butterflies were seen, we did spot the egg of an orange tip butterfly, sheep, buzzards, a kestrel, a nest of baby great tits and all the sights of Lewes (the largest town to be located in a UK national park) from the top of the hill.