Summer visit to La Brenne July 6th - 13th 2017

This will be a relaxing 5 days in La Brenne, just south of the Loire river, and we will be visiting many of the sites we have worked on over the years and many others in the area where we know the butterflies and wild flowers are stunning. There are well over 3000 fishponds and lakes in La Brenne, with associated wet pastures, reedbeds, heath and woodland, and on the western side where the rivers Creuse and Anglin cut through the limestone gorges, there are wonderful flower-rich calcareous grasslands with many species of butterflies not found in the UK.

We will be travelling over in a minibus from Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on the night of Thursday July 6th, staying 6 nights in the very comfortable municipal gîte in Mézières-en-Brenne, then returning from Caen  on the ferry that arrives in Portsmouth on the evening of Thursday 13th. On the first and last evenings we will eat in the local hotel, Au Boeuf Couronné; on the other evenings we will cook and eat communally in the gîte.

Our gite in Mézières-en-Brenne

We have a number of species lists that we have put together from previous summer visits – Bird-lists-Brenne 2007 – 2016 , site records La Brenne France July 2009 , Butterfly record list for EuCAN visits Brenne July 2009Brenne moth lists for July visit 2009

The Latin

Tawny Prominent

.The Latin, Calopistria juventina (above) and Tawny Prominent, Harpya milhauseri.

This visit will cost around £585 (£610 for en-suite rooms). This includes travel from Portsmouth to La Brenne and back, accommodation and all meals except the ones on the journey. It does not cover personal health insurance. Information and joining instructions are here.

Anyone wanting to join us for this visit should complete this registration form and pay the deposit as requested, then email the form back as soon as possible to confirm the booking.