On Tuesday 28 July HS2 will take legal possession of a large part of Calvert Jubilee and begin clearance works. They will destroy an area on the eastern side of the reserve to make space for the railway. This area is home to the rare black and brown hairstreak butterflies, as well as flower-rich grassland, and important scrub habitats supporting breeding warblers.
BBOWT and The Wildlife Trusts are calling on the Government to Stop and Rethink HS2 to prevent irreversible damage to Calvert Jubilee and to nature and wild places along the route.
Calvert Jubilee is one of the jewels in the crown of our nature reserves - a peaceful lakeside sprinkled with wild flowers and a quiet haven for wildlife and people, home to rare birds such as bittern, breeding tern, and some of our rarest butterflies.