National Insect Week returns in 2020
Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 14:00
Butterfly Walk for summer butterflies with the Friends of Cassiobury Park
Meet at 14:00 at the entrance opposite Langley Way, TQ091973 [Landranger Map 166] or postcode WD17 3BD
Cassiobury Park is a 2 minute walk from the Watford Metropolitan line station. Exit the station onto Cassiobury Park Avenue and turn right, after about 150 metres turn left onto Shepherds Road – the park is straight ahead of you. Alternatively Watford Junction (1.3 miles) and Watford High Street (2.1 miles) are the two closest Overground stations. There is one official car park for Cassiobury Park at the end of Gade Avenue near the bottom of Cassiobury Park Avenue (WD18 7LG is the nearest postcode)
Join Peter Fewell for the second of a series of walks around Cassiobury Park, looking at the butterflies found in different areas. There are toilets at the 'Hub' although the café in the park can get quite busy therefore it is suggested you bring your own refreshments.s. There is street parking at weekends along the roads off Langley Way, such as Parkside Drive.
Peter Fewell ~ 078142 82356 or email: [email protected]
Female water snipe flies Atherix ibis clasp each other and cluster in big round aggregations on the end of branches overhanging rivers – males entering the swarms are mated repeatedly until they die. The females then lay their eggs in to the water – and all die still in their tight aggregations.