Mount Fancy Butterfly Conservation Area

Mount Fancy is the site of a large and important butterfly conservation area covering 13 hectares. The reserve offers a variety of terrain, with plant life suitable to sustain a significant number of species of butterflies.

There are several permitted footpaths through the reserve, where you can walk and explore this beautiful area. At certain times of the year, you may see some Shetland ponies which graze there.

The Reserve urgently needs volunteers to help in recording the numbers of butterflies seen there. All that is required is to walk alongside a fellow spotter and record what is seen whilst walking a fixed route through the reserve. These important records are then submitted to a national database which has such records going back many decades.  No special special knowledge is needed as you will learn as you go. All that is asked is to be available at the end of a phone and be happy walking in remote areas walking across rough ground. The good news is that the walks only go out once a week on a dry, sunny day between March and October.

Please get in touch with annabcwarden@gmail.com or phone 01823 421423 if you would like to volunteer.

For more information about the Reserve please see the following links:

Mount Fancy Website

Neroche Woodlanders

Mount Fancy Farm Map
Mount Fancy Farm Map