Saturday 17th

A Painted Lady in Big Gully was a little unusual but possibly brought in with the southerly winds of late.

Thursday 15th

A stunning day for the middle of November meant a few butterflies were logged for the first time in a while. A Clouded Yellow was on New Downs and a handful of Red Admirals were spread around.

Monday 5th

A Small White at Backsand this morning was unusual and three days later than last our last record last year. Not too far off our latest ever record too.

Friday 2nd

It’s always a good month when the first butterfly reported is a Clouded Yellow. A single was observed on the Estate today and then later on a Common Blue appeared too.  This is now the latest Common Blue ever recorded at Sandwich Bay, the previous record held by one on New Downs on 1st Nov 2014.