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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Walk at East Hagbourne

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:30

Target species: Marbled White, Small Blue, and other summer butterflies along the Sustrans path on top of the disused railway line from Didcot to Upton.

Around the solstice butterflies will be perching until 22.00, and can be in flight up to 21.00.

Meet at the Village Hall in East Hagbourne. OS Map 174 (SU525883). Some rough ground but along the side of the metalled path.

Leader: Karen Saxl (01235 818574)

Did you know?

Sexiest

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.