White Admiral
  Ladoga camilla
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Photograph by Bernard Watts


Late June to mid August


Foxley Wood. Status NNR, NWT reserve, 300+ acres. Habitat largest remaining block of ancient broadleaved woodland in Norfolk, thought to be about 6000 years old and listed in Doomsday Book. Formerly coppiced. The SW part around the car parks was planted with conifers in the 1960s but has recently been cleared and is being regenerated, presently scrub and grasses.

Directions: 2km NE of Foxley, 5km W of Reepham, TG 049 229

Access: Foxley village is on the A1067. At the sign 'Foxley, Village Hall, Foxley Wood' take the Themelthorpe road ('The Street') from the village. After 2km the reserve entrance and NWT board are clearly seen on the right. There is a vehicle barrier, max. height 2.175m (7ft), open 10.00-17.00 daily all year except Thursdays when closed all day. Drive through and follow signs to car parks. Free entry and parking. No dogs except guide dogs.

Holt Country Park. Just south of Holt on the B1149. Park at the information centre (charge payable) and walk into the park along one of the many footpaths.
This is an excellent site for butterflies and wildlife in general.