Butterflies: March 2020
The year’s first Small White was in the Elms this morning.
Peacock continues to be the most numerous butterfly. Our first Brimstone was seen on the Estate outside Middle Field.
At least nine Peacocks today as the temperature continues to increase.
Much more activity today with four Peacocks, a Comma, and a Small Tortoiseshell on the Estate plus two Peacocks and a Comma on Worth.
Our first Red Admiral of the year flitted by the Observatory late morning.
The first real butterfly day of the season with six Peacocks, five on the Estate and another on the Green Wall. It’s only a few weeks away from the first butterfly transect of the year. If you’re interested in butterflies and surveys i suggest taking a look at the BMS website (HERE) and maybe take on a transect of your own. The data obtained feeds directly into national statistics and helps us know what species have had good or bad years.