Butterflies: July 2022

Sunday 31st July seems to be the month that keeps giving regarding butterflies. A LONG-TAILED BLUE was in the Whitehouse area during the morning. Thursday 28th Our first Clouded Yellow of the year was at the Point. Wednesday 27th Today’s BMS Transect comprised three Small/Essex Skippers, one Large White, two Small Whites, two Small Coppers, four Brown Argus’, 13 Common…

Butterflies: June 2022

Monday 27th  Next generation of Brown Argus emerging with one by the Cellars. Thursday 23rd  Our first Comma in a few months was by the Little Elms.    Peacock Caterpillars by H Willis Tuesday 21st  The transect was busy with 83 Small/Essex Skippers, six Large Skippers, one Common Blue, six Red Admirals, nine Painted Ladies, three Small Tortoiseshells, one Peacock,…

Butterflies: May 2022

Thursday 26th Good conditions today. Seven Speckled Woods, two Painted Ladies, one Red Admiral, 18 Common Blues, three Small Tortoiseshells, two Large Whites, 16 Small Heaths, and two Small Whites were on New Downs whilst one Large White, two Small Whites, one Small Copper, one Holly Blue, 26 Common Blues, and 14 Small Heaths were at the Point. Sunday 22nd…

Butterflies: April 2022

Tuesday 26th It is still a bit fresh in the breeze but in the shelter there are lots of butterflies beginning to appear. The Estate held one Holly Blue, one Comma, two Small Tortoiseshells, one Wall, eight Speckled Woods, two Small Coppers, one Peacock, four Orange-tips, and a Small White. There were at least six Orange-tips, four Speckled Woods, three…

Butterflies: March 2022

Thursday 24th Our first Orange-tip of the year was on the Estate. Wednesday 23rd Small Whites were on Worth marshes and New Downs. Monday 21st There were six each of Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell on Worth marshes, and a Comma on the Estate. Friday 18th A Peacock and three Small Tortoiseshells were on New Downs and another Peacock was seen…