• Sim Elliott

Butterflies at Bevendean Down NR; a short morning walk. 11.08.22

On Thursday 11.08.22 I walked from my house to Bevendean Down from my house. I arrived at Bevendean at 8.00 am and I walked back at home at 9.15 am.


Bevendean Down is a cluster of species-rich chalk grassland, scrub and woodland sites which have earned Local Nature Reserve (LNR) status and is in the South Downs National Park.

The sloping hills are home to many species of butterfly including the nationally scarce Adonis Blue, the rare Silver Spotted Skipper and a large population of Round-headed Rampion (otherwise known as the Pride of Sussex). Bevendean Down (brighton-hove.gov.uk)


A Great Tit in the trees by the steps that lead from Warren Road to Bevendean


A Herring Gull chick on the top of a factory in the Bevendean industrial estate


Bevendean Down Nature Reserve


Speckled Wood on bramble


Speckled Wood camouflaged


Gatekeeper


Juvenile (?) Greenfinch


Meadow Brown


Meadow Brown


Common Blue

Common Blue


Common Blue


Adonis Blue


Brown Argos


Female Common Blue




Speckled Wood


Common Blue


Female Common Blue


Speckled Wood


Small Heath


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