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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Lambing on Kilkhampton Common

We would like to inform the local community that Westland Barton are currently lambing their Castlemilk Moorit ewes on the Kilkhampton Common. The first few lambs have been born and are doing well. As with all breeds having a lamb to protect can be a stressful time, but more so with the Castlemilk as they are a more primitive breed and easily disturbed. We would appreciate it if dogs and noise can be controlled or kept to a minimum during this time.

Castlemilk ram lamb
Castlemilk ram lamb