Transect Monitoring for Butterflies

Transect walking is a method for assessing butterfly abundance and involves walking a fixed route, called the transect, through an area at least once a week from 1st April until the end of September and within specific weather conditions. Sites where transects are carried out in Wiltshire are listed below. If you want to become involved, please contact either Geoff Hobson, whose contact details are given on the committee page.

For abundance trends on monitored Sites in 2011 - 2012 click here

Click on the Transect Name or Grid Reference for more information from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme Website.

The Batters, Corsham

UKBMS Code   

Transect Name and location Status Transect Walker(s) Grid Reference
         
 2436  Barbury Castle, Wroughton  Live  Peter David  SU 149 763
 2401  Bentley Wood - Barnridge  Live  David Lambert et al.  SU 242 295
 2430  Bentley Wood - Compartment Four  Live  David Lambert et al.  SU 253 318
 2402  Bentley Wood - Eastern Clearing  Live  David Lambert et al.  SU 258 291
 2429  Bentley Wood - Frenchmoor  Hampshire  David Lambert et al.  SU 275 285
 2431  Bentley Wood Hawksgrove  Live  David Lambert et al.  SU 240 280
 2403  Bentley Wood - North  Live  David Lambert et al.  SU 250 300
 2404  Bentley Wood - South  Live  David Lambert et al.  SU 251 283
 2405  Biss Wood (WWT reserve), Trowbridge  Live  Audrey Brown  ST 877 567
 2406  Blackmoor Copse (WWT reserve), Farley  Live  Roy Cowley  SU 235 291
 TBA  Blakehill (WWT reserve), Cricklade  Live  Robin Griffiths  SU 077 914
 2407  Boscombe Down A (MOD)  Live  Tim Frawley et al.  SU 177 412
 2408  Boscombe Down O (WCC)  Live  Jane Martin    SU 185 408
 2409  Bratton Castle Earthworks (EH)  Live  Mike Fuller, Nick Wynn  ST 904 516
 2437  Danks Down, Castle Combe  Stopped  Volunteer required  ST 839 766
 2410  Dean Hill (West) (NT), West Grimstead  Stopped  Volunteer required  SU 225 257
 TBA  Figsbury Ring (NT)  Live  David Lawman   SU 188 338
 2411  Green Lane Wood (WWT reserve), Trowbridge  Live  Roger Beckett  ST 881 577
 2413  Kennet and Avon canal towpath, Bradford-on-Avon  Live  Mike Fuller  ST 828 597
 2415  Middle Street Meadow, Harnham, Salisbury  Live  Pam Rouquette  SU 225 257
 2417  Park Bottom, Sherrington  Stopped  Volunteer required   ST 953 374
 83  Pewsey Down NNR  Live  Ray Jenkins  SU 110 630 
 102  Picket Wood (WT), near Westbury  Live  Mike Fuller, Nick Wynn  ST 870 540
 991  Porton Down No. 1 (Roche Court Down)  Live  Stuart Corbett, Charlie Hobbs  SU 240 350 
 2418  Porton Down No. 2 (Tower Hill Wood)  Live  Stuart Corbett, Charlie Hobbs  SU 240 387
 2419  Prickmoor Wood, Chittoe  Stopped  Volunteer required  ST 951 661
 2439  Red Lodge Wood (FC), Purton  Live  Frank & Paula Train (July & Aug)  SU 060 890
 TBA  RSPB, Normanton Down  Live  Keeley Spate et al.  SU 115 405
 TBA  RSPB, Winterbourne Downs, Newton Tony  Live  Keeley Spate et al.  SU 215 335
 2421  Roundway Hill Covert (WWT reserve), Devizes  Stopped  Volunteer required  SU 003 640
 136  Somerford Common (FC), Brinkworth  Live  Terry & Gaynor Dabner  SU 020 860
 2423  Somerford Common (FC) extended  Live  Terry & Gaynor Dabner  SU 025 685
 2440  The Batters Stopped  Volunteer required  ST 876 698
 2441  Tuckingmill, Tisbury  Live  David Rear  ST 936 290
 2424  Upton Cow Down, Upton Scudamore  Stopped  Volunteer required  ST 871 484
 2425  Vagg's Hill, Wingfield, Trowbridge  Live  Simon Young  ST 807 560
 2434  Wadswick (Hazelbury) Common, Box  Live  Geoff Hiscocks, Alan Carpenter  ST 837 677
 2426  Webb's Wood (FC), Brinkworth  Stopped  Volunteer required  SU 045 857
 2427  West Yatton Down, Castle Combe  Live  Maurice Avent, Hugo Brooke  ST 853 759
 2428  Whitesheet Hill Quarry  Live  Geoff Hobson  ST 799 351
 TBA  Sutton Lane Meadows (NT), Sutton Benger  Live   Terry Sparks   ST 947 776 
 TBA  Hinton Parva Coombes (NT), East of Swindon   Stopped  Volunteer required  SU 228 827
 TBA  Ravensroost Wood (WWT reserve)  Live  Robin Griffiths  SU 023 879
   Upton Scudamore, A350 Embankment  Live  Jane Cole   ST
   Morgan's Hill WWT reserve  Live  Nick Self  SU 02   67
   Vernditch Chase (FC)  Live  Mike Fussell et al.  SU 035 206
   Larkhill Motorcross (DTE SP(E))  Live  Mike Lockwood  SU 12   44  
   Larkhill LACGEN  Live  Mike Lockwood  SU 13   45
   Langley Wood NNR  Live  Sue Clarke et al.  SU 22   20
   Rockley Bank (MDNIA)  Live  Ray Jenkins  SU 166 720
   Hodson Scarp (MDNIA)  Live  Maurice Avent, Hugo Brooke  SU 17   80
   Fitzmaurice School Field, Bradford-on-Avon  Live  Mike Fuller  ST828 601
   Country Park North Meadow, Bradford-on-Avon  Live  Sarah Gregory  ST 821 605