Spring 2018 on Kilkhampton Common

After the strange snowy weather of winter, it is finally spring- we think! The common is starting to brighten up with the first signs of butterflies. Small tortoiseshell’s (Aglais urticae) have been spotted on the first butterfly survey of the year along with a single brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni). Within the next couple of months, The Common should be covered with butterflies and surveying them starts to get harder!

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Westland Countryside Stewards is being supported by the Co-op Local Community Fund

Help local community charities, like Westland Countryside Stewards, by shopping at Co-op. 

Kilkhampton based nature conservation charity, Westland Countryside Stewards, has been selected for the Co-op Local Community Fund. Since September 2016, Co-op Members have raised £20 million for thousands of local projects that benefit communities across the UK.

Funds raised will help encourage native species on Kilkhampton Common and promote a diversity of wildlife and habitats for visitors to enjoy.

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