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Key sites where you can see butterflies and moths in Warwickshire

Here's just a few key sites in the Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull area which are important for butterflies and moths. Some sites provide the opportunity to see a wide variety of species while other sites are important as thay hold colonies of key species which are rare or localised in distribution in our area.

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Ashlawn Railway Cutting LNR, Rugby - SP517732

Bishops Hill - SP392584

Hampton Wood and Meadow WWT Nature Reserve - SP254600

Harbury Spoilbank Nature Reserve - SP384598

Hartshill Hayes Country Park - SP323945

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Oversley Wood - SP105563

Pooley Fields Country Park - SK257037

Ryton Pools Country Park - SP371724

Ryton Wood Meadows Reserve, Nr. Coventry - SP378728

Ryton Wood SSSI, Nr Coventry - SP384726

Snitterfield Bushes SSSI Local Nature Reserve - SP200603

Stockton Cutting SSSI Local Nature Reserve, Nr Southam - SP437651

Ufton Fields Local Nature Reserve SSSI - SP378615

Wappenbury Wood Nature Reserve - SP381711

Weddington Old Railway Line, Nuneaton - SP359943


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Harbury Spoilbank Nature Reserve

SP384598

Butterflies: Grizzled Skipper, Dingy Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Marbled White, White-letter Hairstreak, plus occassional Wall Brown. Kidney Vetch has been planted in an attempt to encourage the return of the Small Blue to the site.

Wood White and Dark Green Fritillary are now extinct on this site.

Moths: -

Other information: Limestone grassland and extensive scrub on spoil heaps from the development of the railway during the 1840's.

Site ownership: Warwickshire Wildlife Trust SSSI