The Wood White is a delicate and dainty, slow flying woodland butterfly.
Why does it need protecting?
It has declined by 88% since the 1970’s and is classed as High Priority for Conservation in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan.
What habitats does it need?
It needs sheltered habitat, such as open woodland glades or scrubby vegetation, where there is partial shade and tall grassland.
Why we chose it?
Butterfly work is already taking place in some parts of the AONB so there are opportunities for beneficial habitat work and reintroductions in other areas, which can assist other Red List species. (Photo of Wood White courtesy of Robin Hemming)