Lackford is a great place to come and see butterflies in the summer months. Almost half of the butterflies seen in the UK can be found here. Right now there is lots of red admiral, small tortoiseshell, brown argus, comma, ringlet, meadow brown and speckled wood around. It is always worth watching our butterflies through binoculars as you will see the spectacular colours and patterns close up. Our butterflies can be found all around the reserve, some good spots to look for them include our red trail (Sayer’s Breck trail), the path back to the centre around the viewing platform and the area around Hawker pool on the green trail.