Members of the Wiltshire Branch of Butterfly Conservation are invited to join in a butterfly walk inside the SPTA on Sunday 26th July 2015. This will be a unique opportunity to visit the peaceful, pristine and unspoiled natural environment of the training area, an area roughly the size of the Isle of White that is off limits to the general public for most of the season.
We will meet at 11am at Imber Church for a welcome and an initial safety briefing, before setting off on a variety of guided walks radiating from Imber village. The aim will be to see and record as many species of butterfly and moth as we can. Lunch will be a BYO picnic at the Church at about 1pm, when I hope you will join me for a drink - it just happens to be my birthday! Lunch will be followed by another walk as desired. They want us to clear the SPTA by 4pm.
We hope to organise a small competition or two. So if you feel inclined please bring your camera, something to write with and something to write on. An Explorer map of the area would be a useful asset. You will need good footwear.
For security reasons you will need to bring your Butterfly Conservation membership card and let me have the make, model and registration number of your car at least a week in advance. Regrettably, for the same reason the minimum age for everyone attending has to be 16 years. Numbers may have to be limited, so I advise you to register with me sooner rather than later, but in any event by Sunday 19th July 2015. In order to get some idea of numbers I would be grateful if those of you who think you might like to come along to please drop me an email of intent in the meantime.
Hugo Brooke <email@example.com>