The Tarn


Court Road, Mottingham
London SE9 5AQ
The Friends Group have established a Butterfly
Garden is an area of the Tarn that had been
neglected and overgrown. During the course of
a year we cleared the area and planted a
wildflower meadow, hedging plants that would
attract wildlife, and added plants that would be
attractive to butterflies. We also added bird
nesting boxes, a wildlife stack and bee homes.
This is now a lovely quiet area which is very
popular with the public.
Butterfly Sightings 2014
Comma - 15th March, 2014
Brimstone - 3 April, 2014
Speckled Wood - 3 April, 2014
Holly Blue - 3 April, 2014
Orange Tip - 9th April, 2014
Small White - 14th April, 2014

Butterfly sightings 2015
Peacock - 7 April, 2015
Orange Tip - 16th April, 2015
Speckled Wood - 23 April, 2015
Holly Blue - 23 April, 2015
Red Admiral - 27 May, 2015
Comma - 2 July, 2015
Large White - 2 July, 2015
Small Tortoiseshell - 23 July, 2015
Butterfly Sightings 2016

Orange Tip - 28th April, 2016
Holly Blue - 28th April, 2016
Speckled Wood - 5th May, 2016
Brimstone - 5th May, 2016
Large White - 14th May, 2016
Small White - 14th May, 2016
Red Admiral - 6th June, 2016
Comma - 7th July, 2016
Butterfly Sightings 2017
Orange Tip - 30th Mar 2017
Speckled Wood - 7th April 2017