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.
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.