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  • Fontmell Down Nature Reserve

    When you have finished here click/tap the pic to return to this site's home page and continue to discover more about it's features and species

    Here is a 'virtual' tour of this site to give you an idea of what to expect if you visit:

    Fontmell Down is a steep chalk ridge escarpment slope

    Being chalk grassland it has a wonderful display of flowers

    There are, however, steep slopes to negotiate

    There are flatter areas but not many!

    This track had a bank covered in flowers and is alive with butterflies in mid-summer

    There is also an area of broad leaf woodland well worth visiting

    Look out for the site information displays for more details on the reserve

    These are some photographs of species seen at this site that have accompanied tweets from Twitter contributors. Click/tap a photo to see the original version.

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    Adonis Blue

    Tweet Date:
    22/05/2017 - 18:00
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    Autumn Gentian

    Tweet Date:
    15/08/2017 - 21:57
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    Carline Thistle

    Tweet Date:
    15/08/2017 - 22:08
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    Chalkhill Blue

    Tweet Date:
    15/08/2017 - 22:06
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    Chalkhill Blue

    Tweet Date:
    20/08/2017 - 19:04
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    Fragrant Orchid

    <p>Both of these photos were taken on 1st July 2013. Fontmell Down is the only place that...

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    Greater Butterfly Orchid

    <p>A beautiful orchid of Dorset notable for it's size of up to 30 inches tall and the...

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    Grizzled Skipper

    Tweet Date:
    22/05/2017 - 18:15
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    Large Skipper

    i find the skippers and the blues very difficult to identify. I also have problems getting skippers...
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    Pyramidal Orchid

    This is a nice easy orchid to identify; as it's name suggests the inflorescence is (at least at...
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    Silver-spotted Skipper

    Tweet Date:
    13/08/2017 - 18:25
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    Silver-spotted Skipper

    Tweet Date:
    15/08/2017 - 21:42
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    Silver-spotted Skipper

    Tweet Date:
    20/08/2017 - 19:04
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    Silver-spotted Skipper

    Tweet Date:
    04/09/2017 - 10:50
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