Butterfly Conservation 50th Birthday on the Aston Upthorpe Downs

Join the Upper Thames Branch at Aston Upthorpe Downs as part of BC's 50th anniversary Conservation Day of Action.

Aston Upthorpe Downs, South-east of Didcot, Oxon

Conservation tasks will involve improving and creating habitat to help butterflies like the Grizzled and Dingy Skippers, Small Blue and Small Heath.

Everyone is to meet at 10am at the grain drier, Grid ref: SU549844, nearest postcode OX11 9DS.

BC’s Chair, Jim Asher, said: “Please join us at Aston Upthorpe Downs to celebrate our special birthday and help us maintain this wonderful site for our local butterflies.

“People can come for as little or as long as they like and we will provide all the tools you’ll need for the day and simple training on how to use them.

“BC Branches from all over the UK will be holding similar anniversary events on Saturday 10 March, so this could end up being one of the biggest conservation days in BC’s history.”