Through this project we will connect with and support the volunteers of the local Butterfly Conservation branch to overcome rampant scrub encroachment across chalk grassland sites and subsequent loss of valuable habitat.

Our Flight of the Butterfly project will explore, develop and provide solutions for sustainable management of chalk grassland at White Hill Reserve, Shoreham. We will also establish new partnerships with other organisations tackling similar problems and work to improve connectivity with neighbouring Fackenden Down and Meadow sites.


  • Improving chalk grassland
  • Working in partnerships
  • Overcoming scrub encroachment and loss of habitat
  • Supporting the local Butterfly Conservation branch


If you would like more information on our Flight of the Butterfly project, please contact

Path through grassland in summer
Berries on yew tree
Grassland and trees
Footpath through grassland
Bee on flower in chalk grassland
Orchid stem with multiple small pink and white flowers
Flowers in grassland
Path through meadow with small yellow flowers

Co-financed by the European Union and the European Regional Development Fund