Saturday 31st

Two Clouded Yellows and four Painted Ladies were at the Point and a Wall was on the Estate.

Thursday 29th

Despite windy conditions one Clouded Yellow, two Peacocks, six Meadow Browns, 13 Gatekeepers, 22 ‘small’ Skippers, 24 Common Blues, five Brown Argus, one Marbled White, and six Small Whites were seen on Prince’s Beach.

Clouded Yellow by S.Reynaert

Sunday 25th

A Clouded Yellow was at the Point.

Wednesday 21st

Worth marshes was busy with Red Admirals with at least 34 seen mid-morning. A few Painted Lady’s were also present. A Ringlet was in Little Gully and a Clouded Yellow was at Sandilands.

Tuesday 20th 

The BMS had over 200 butterflies. They were 85 ‘small’ Skippers, five Small Whites, five Small Coppers, six Brown Argus, one Common Blue, eight Red Admirals, ten Marbled Whites, 54 Meadow Browns, 47 Gatekeepers, six Small Heaths, and two Ringlets.

Monday 19th 

A few Commas are beginning to appear among the many Red Admirals in the area.

Thursday 15th 

A sunny New Downs produced a good variety. There were 28 Red Admirals, two Painted Lady’s, three Peacocks, two Small Tortoiseshells, 20 Small Whites, one Comma, one Green-veined White, two Large Whites, 46 Marbled Whites, one Small Copper, three Gatekeepers, 46 ‘small’ Skippers, seven Meadow Browns, and three Small Heaths.

Marbled White by H.Willis

Tuesday 13th 

Two Ringlets were flitting around the Gullies.

Wednesday 7th 

Red Admirals were out in force today in the sunshine, basking on any dusty path that lay ahead of you around the Estate and Mary Bax. More Meadow Browns were around than in the past few days.

Meadow Brown by Andrew Lipczynski
Meadow Brown by Andrew Lipczynski

Monday 5th 

The bright sunny day brought out a couple of Small Heaths and another generation of Small Coppers around Royal St. George’s Golf Course and the Whitehouse. Otherwise there were 13 Marbled Whites and five ‘small’ Skippers.

Small Copper by Ian Hodgson
Small Copper by Ian Hodgson

Saturday 3rd 

A walk through Restharrow Dunes late in the afternoon produced six Meadow Browns, five Marbled Whites and 11 ‘small skippers’ against the lovely orange dusky sky.

Small Skipper Andrew Lipczynski
Small Skipper Andrew Lipczynski

Friday 2nd

Walks around the Estate while counting Lizard Orchids kicked up quite a few butterflies that couldn’t be ignored, including a Meadow Brown, Large White, Red Admiral, 19 Marbled Whites, and 11 ‘small skippers’.

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