Spotter's Guide - Spring Butterflies
Use our handy spotter's guide to identify these spring butterflies which can be found in the Forest.
Creating habitats for butterflies
The importance of managing our woodlands by creating a diverse age structure, through coppicing, thinning out standards, cutting the rides and creating scalloped glades, all help to provide a range of woodland habitats where butterflies and other insects can flourish. The newer woodlands in the Forest are designed with large interconnected woodland rides, perfect for butterflies to explore and expand their populations.
Wherever you are in the Forest, one plant butterflies love is bramble. So, if you find some on your daily walk, wait and see which colourful visitors come and join you. Find out about visiting the Forest.