Butterflies are rising in number and variety at Knepp. The first survey in 2005 recorded 13 different species and by 2020 this had increased to 37! The most recent addition to the list is grizzled skipper, a species that is declining in England. Some of them are new arrivals, like the marbled white, the small heath, and the dark green fritillary. Some – like green-veined whites, Essex skippers and, of course, purple emperors – have exploded in numbers.
Join our specialist guides in search of white admiral, silver-washed fritillary, marbled white, purple hairstreaks, green-veined white, comma, gatekeeper, small skipper and many other butterflies.
Mid-way through the safari you’ll break for a refreshing drink and locally made brownies.
Butterfly Safaris run from 18 June to 27 July.
Our Butterfly Safari is a three -hour walk with frequent stops. You’ll need a good level of fitness and be able to cope with walking on uneven ground.
10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm
£60 per person
All guests must be over 12yrs. We cannot accommodate unaccompanied guests under 18yrs.
We regret we cannot offer refunds or date changes once your booking is made.
We cannot guarantee the great British weather, or that you will see your target species.
Nature is unpredictable! However we’re confident you’ll enjoy your experience with us, come rain or shine, and there’s always plenty of wildlife to see.