The natural history review, Volume 6
By Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society, Cork Cuvierian Society, Natural History Society of Dublin
Lulworth Cove, in Dorsetshire, is the locality at which P. IToffmanseggii was obtained by me. It is a most attractive spot for natural scenery, and well known to English naturalists and geologists. There are two ways of reaching it—by railway and by steamer. The South Western line has a station at Wool—a little village about three miles distant; and those who like the walk, and desire to catch the " marbled white" butterfly, which is to be had on the road to the sea, cannot do better than go by rail. But the favourite way of reaching Lulworth Cove is by sea from Weymouth; it is only an hour's sail; and all the summer through, a steamer plies, morning and evening, every Wednesday. The vessel is generally crowded with excursionists of the ordinary unscientific class; but, fortunately, they nearly all, immediately on landing, hurry off towards Lulworth Castle, which is between two and three miles away; so that the neighbourhood of the Cove is left undisturbed to those who would prefer the sight of Pamphila AcUeon or Platyarthru s Hoffmanscggii to that of the finest painting the Castle or its Roman Catholic chapel can boast.
The sail across Weymouth Bay is beautiful. A fine view is obtained of the towering
Isle of Portland, with its long artificial breakwater on one side, and natural sea-
In shape this natural harbour forms nearly a circle, about half a mile in diameter.
Right opposite the entrance, a fine chalk cliff rises to the height of several hundred
feet; its sides sloping, and covered with that short bright-
Once on shore, the naturalist and the sight-