Pamber Forest is a large ancient woodland site traditionally managed by coppicing and grazing. The site was notified as a SSSI for its diverse invertebrate populations and flora.
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Summer is the peak season for insects and other invertebrates. Look out for the many species of butterflies along the sunny rides. White admiral and silver-washed fritillary are particularly frequent visiting bramble flowers in sunny locations and the small silvery shapes of purple hairstreak can be seen in the tops of oak trees.
The streams have many dragonflies now; sunny stretches will have the stunning beautiful demoiselle damselfly in good numbers. Look out for the large golden-ringed dragonfly along the rides where they hunt for prey coursing up and down the ride.
The ponds have different species with many of the blue damselflies and larger broad-bodied chaser and emperor dragonflies.
Bramble flowers are a magnet for many nectaring insects, these include many colourful hoverflies and some of the more colourful longhorn beetles like black-and-yellow longhorn.
When betony flowers in July it is very popular with insects particularly bees and butterflies you may see tree bumblebee and brimstones visiting these flowers.
For information on how toget to Pamber Forest and how to get around the reserve, plus contact information, go the the Pamber Forest Access page
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