Dipterists Forum Spring Field Meeting, West Sussex

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Knepp Castle Estate
United Kingdom


This will be based in West Sussex, near Horsham.  On Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May we will be visiting the Knepp Castle Estate.  Details of the sites we will visit on Friday 17 May, and on meeting points etc, will be provided in due course. Dipterist Forum members wishing to attend need to book onto the meeting as numbers are limited due to access/parking. Book your place by email Roger Morris  - syrphid58(at)gmail(dot)com.


Knepp is a 3,500 acre estate just south of Horsham, West Sussex. Since 2001, the land – once intensively farmed - has been devoted to a pioneering rewilding project. Using grazing animals as the drivers of habitat creation, and with the restoration of dynamic, natural water courses, the project has seen extraordinary increases in wildlife. Rare species like turtle doves, nightingales, peregrine falcons and purple emperor butterflies are now breeding here; and populations of more common species are rocketing. The fly fauna is as yet, however, poorly known.



Local B&B and Guest House links:

The Crown Inn B&B

The Artisan Bakehouse B&B

Goffsland Farm B&B

Withyfield Cottage B&B

Rook Cross Hayloft B&B

Travel Lodge – Horsham Central

Travel Lodge – Billingshurst Five Oaks

The Windmill Inn B&B

South Lodge Hotel

Ockenden Manor Hotel

Premier Inn – Horsham

Cisswood House Hotel