North West Chilterns Community Board
Some of the project has been postponed until later on the year. However, with the support of the Board, Butterfly Conservation, the Chalk Cherries and Chairs Project and the Landowner we have been able to continue our work to create a network of Duke of Burgundy Habitats in the Chilterns. The Duke of Burgundy is a Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) priority species and needs quite a specific habitat structure in order to thrive. (see https://butterfly-conservation.org/butterflies/duke-of-burgundy).
Small dean bank with Hughenden Primary School March 2021
We have worked on a new Network Rail owned site in Saunderton which is adjacent to the Far Kingdom Site and are really excited to hear from the Butterfly Conservation Surveying team as to which species they see in the summer. As well as the Duke, we are hoping that due to the large quantity of wild strawberry, that we see another priority species, the Grizzled Skipper.
Before scrub clearance
After scrub clearance
Princes Risborough site
Scroll through the gallery below to see what we did at a site near Princes Risborough in February 2021. As you can see, the sheep enjoyed our company!