This week in Sussex we have been inundated with an explosion in numbers of Marbled White butterflies in parts of the Secret campsite. These beautiful medium sized butterflies seem to love the purple coloured flowers that we have all around the campsite although apparently they prefer chalk and limestone rock, which may explain why they are particularly flocking around the old railway embankment that bisects the campsite.
The glow worms appear at night and are great to see here. They love to show off their display in the long grass that borders the paths throughout the campsite and particularly in the camping meadow. Their presence is a really positive sign of the habitat that we have created here at The Secret campsite and bodes well for a wide range of wildlife that we are encouraging into the camping meadow. There are lots of glow worms on the dismantled railway track that leads up to Barcombe. This old track is part of the Bluebell railway that used to link Lewes in East Sussex with East Grinstead in Surrey.