Butterfly Fly on Afton Down

Join us for one of a series of three butterfly walks led by experienced and knowledgeable volunteers from Isle of Wight Butterfly Conservation.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event

Join us for one of a series of three butterfly walks led by experienced and knowledgeable volunteers from Isle of Wight Butterfly Conservation. No previous knowledge needed. The pace of the walk will be slow and fairly short or largely guided by where on Afton Down the conditions are best suited to finding butterflies. Much of the time will be spent in the chalk pit as this tends to be the warmest part of the down and acts as a sun trap. We hope to spot Adonis blue, various skippers, green hairstreak, Glanville fritillary amongst others and there will also be spring birds and flowers to look out for.

Book on Facebook - search for "Isle of Wight Butterflies and Moths” – “Isle of Wight Butterfly Conservation Field Trips or contact the leader directly on 07702 151312. Suitable for teenagers upwards, uneven ground, some short, steep slopes, loose stones under foot. Walking boots with good grip, sun cream, close focus binoculars, clothing suitable for the weather recommended.

The basics

Booking details
Call 07702 151312
Book on Facebook - search for "Isle of Wight Butterflies and Moths”
Meeting point
Whiteways Car Park, Afton Down: Whiteways Car Park, off the Military Road 0.5km west of the Compton Farm entrance. Grid Ref. – SZ367 854
Other
Guide dogs only.

Contact Info

Name
Mottistone Gardens and Estate
Email
mottistonegardens@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01983 741302

Upcoming events

Butterfly Fly on Afton Down

Sat 28 May 2022
10:30-12:00
Join us for one of a series of three butterfly walks led by experienced and knowledgeable volunteers from Isle of Wight Butterfly Conservation.

Leaf printing

Tue 31 May 2022
11:00-13:00
Create some leaf art in our wildwoods at Mottistone Gardens

Jubilee Picnic on the Lawn

Thu 02 Jun 2022
10:30-17:00
Join us at Mottistone Gardens to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee. We will provide the setting and the blankets, you provide the picnic

Garden gallop at Mottistone

Sat 23 Jul 2022
10:30-16:30
Come out and play at Mottistone this summer. Get your heart rate up at Mottistone Gardens this Summer as you follow in Warriors hooves.

Hobby horse race course.

Tue 02 Aug 2022
11:00-11:30
Join us every Tuesday and make your very own hobby horse before racing round our track.