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Conservation Day at Millhoppers Butterfly Reserve

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To celebrate Butterfly Conservation's 50th birthday the branch held an open day at our Butterfly Nature Reserve near Tring.

Despite poor forecasts all week, the weather was fine and 20 people attended the event. We took three guided tours round the reserve, showing how the new management regime was working. The grass was far shorter than it has been for some time and the magnificent anthills were in clear view. There was much evidence of Badgers being very active on the Reserve. The streams were in full flow and the pond has returned.

The four reserve wardens put up a gazebo for the day in case of showers and were on hand to display their new tools and how they worked.

They kindly laid on tea and coffee for the visitors, including a 50th anniversary cake.

Millhoppers NR wardens & visitors


© Chris Hilling

© Chris Hilling

Joint Wardens Paula Reid & Chris Hilling

Millhoppers NR - Malcolm Hull cutting cake

© Malcolm Hull

© Mandy Floyd

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