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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Butterfly Walk at Tennyson Down

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 13:00 to 15:00

Our ranger will guide you across two miles of Tennyson Down, one of the best sites for butterflies on the Isle of Wight.

We'll help you spot and identify these delicate creatures.

We'll also explain the work we do to ensure the habitats they live in are cared for so that butterflies can thrive.

Meet at High Down Pit car park PO39 0HY (SZ 325 856).

Age limits or guidance

Suitable for adults

Cost details

Free but donations welcome

Register in Advance

To attend this event please register in advance.


The walk climbs a fairly steep hill but the pace will be slow.

Assistance dogs are welcome.

Did you know?

Weighty weta

The giant weta from New Zealand is the heaviest known insect species, one individual was found to weigh 71g.

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