The Glanville Fritillary has been causing some excitement here recently.

The UK’s butterfly population is varied and interesting, yet many across the UK are sadly declining due to a variety of factors. We’re lucky here at Brook House to be able to see and experience some of the UK’s native species where they can’t be seen anywhere else, right on our doorstep here on the Island. A visit provides the opportunity to see hundreds of butterflies across a variety of species, flying freely in a natural environment, which can be rare in the UK in these current climates.

Brook House often gets guests who have come to the Island primarily to see the butterflies – and the Glanville Fritillary is the main reason for excitement. The Glanville has by far the largest population in the UK based here on the cliffs on the South Coast of the Isle of Wight, according to National Trust information. Some of our guests capture beautiful photos of the rare butterflies, like the one provided here by John, for the rest of our guests to enjoy.

If you’d like to experience the wonder of butterflies on the Isle of Wight, make Brook House your base for exploring the beautiful South Coast cliffs. Who knows which Isle of Wight butterflies you just might see.

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