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Old Monday 19th June 2017, 09:13   #1
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Butterflies Hants/Sussex 8th July

I'm heading from London down to the Hampshire/West Sussex border for the evening of 8th July. Can anyone offer any suggestions for a location I could visit beforehand to view butterflies? I'd very much like to see Purple Emperor and Purple Hairstreak.

Birding would be OK too, but I wouldn't see any new birds, whereas I could potentially see new butterflies.

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Both butterflies can be found in the London area. Bookham Common is a well known site, Ruislip Woods support both + believe Hampstead Heath too.
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Both butterflies can be found in the London area. Bookham Common is a well known site, Ruislip Woods support both + believe Hampstead Heath too.
But I'd rather be somewhere more rural. I'll look into Bookham Common though.
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Hants and West Sussex Butterfly Conservation have PE and PH sightings:

http://www.hantsiow-butterflies.org.uk/news.php
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Hants and West Sussex Butterfly Conservation have PE and PH sightings:

http://www.hantsiow-butterflies.org.uk/news.php
Thanks, sounds like their Bentley Station Meadow might be a good place to try.
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