A blog about golf course and heathland management at Aldeburgh Golf Club and the wildlife found there. Aldeburgh GC is a top 100 championship course managed using traditional low input greenkeeping methods. It is situated on the Suffolk coast within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB.
Thursday, 18 August 2016
During the current dry and sunny spell there are very large numbers of butterflies and dragonflies present on the course, particularly in areas sheltered from the wind. The buddleia bushes behind the practice shelter have been alive with butterflies and other insects at times and in the rough grassland Meadow Brown and Gatekeeper butterflies are present in large numbers. In sunny glades in the woodland look out for Speckled Wood butterflies, these are the only British butterfly that can overwinter as either a caterpillar or a chrysalis, which gives them a very long flight season.