The May Day Bank holidays saw our Coldwell Horseshoe reserves hosting two contrasting but equally successful events for members of the Trust and the general public. The weather wasn’t its best on either occasion but it did stay (largely) dry and everyone gave every appearance of enjoying their visit.
Brown Hairstreak butterfly has been recorded in and near to Coldwell Parrock and Gait Barrows NNR over recent years. This has generated great interest and discussion, as Tom Dunbar explains.
Anyone visiting or driving past our reserve at Coldwell Parrock can hardly have failed to notice that the Landscape Trust is currently undertaking a considerable amount of work on the trees and shrub growth around its boundaries. This article by our reserves team explains what is happening and why.
Landscape conservation has been practised in the pastures around Coldwell Farm for even longer than the AONB has existed. The Trust’s latest acquisition of reserve land at Coldwell will ensure that it continues into the future.
The Brown Hairstreak is not ‘supposed’ to be here at all!
A geotrail links the Landscape Trust at Coldwell with neighbouring reserves and conservation friends at Natural England, the RSPB and AONB.