Canvey Wick, Canvey Island, Essex.
Owned by the Land Trust, managed by the RSPB in partnership with Buglife.
The Land Trust is an independent Charitable Trust for the management of open spaces on behalf of and with local communities.
Canvey Wick is an SSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest)
Free access at all times. A good site for Wall Butterflies.
West Canvey Marsh RSPB Nature Reserve.
An area of low-lying grazing land recently purchased by the RSPB, though still farmed commercially.
The Car park is free but the inward gates may be locked after 5.00 pm.
It has resident populations of Marbled White and Wall Butterflies.
23 May 2012. West Canvey Marsh. 1 Green-veined White, 4 Orange Tips, 5 Small Heaths.
24 May 2012. West Canvey Marsh. 1 Green-veined White, 3 Orange Tips, 20+ Small Heaths, 2 Wall Butterflies.
9 July 2012. West Canvey Marsh. Afternoon in light to heavy cloud. 3 Essex Skippers, 1 Small Skipper, c. 30 Marbled Whites, 17 Meadow Browns.
16 Aug 2012. West Canvey Marsh. Late morning, mostly overcast, windy. 2 Essex Skippers, 3 Common Blues, 3 Marbled Whites, 14 Gatekeepers, 33 Meadow Browns,
1 Small Heath. 1 Five spot Burnet.
3 Sept 2012. Hole Haven Creek, sea wall. 1 Large White, 2 Small Whites, 1 Wall Butterfly (very faded).
3 Sept 2012. West Canvey Marsh. 1 Essex Skipper (very worn), 2 Green-veined Whites, 13 Common Blues, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 6 Meadow Browns.
1 Silver Y Moth.
2 June 2013. West Canvey Marsh. 1 Large White, 2 Small Whites, 3 Green-veined Whites, 2 Orange-tips, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Small Heath.
4 Aug 2013. Canvey Wick. Essex and Cambs Group Field Trip. Several species including 4 Clouded Yellows, 1 Wall, 3 Marbled Whites, and a cluster
of Peacocks on some Hemp Agrimony.