Butterflies: May 2024

Friday 17th A Good mix around the Whitehouse and Oasis included two Speckled Woods, three Orange-tips, three Red Admirals, one Wall, five Small Coppers, six Small Heaths, two Holly Blues, one Small White, and first Painted Lady and Common Blue. Monday 13th The BMS Transect produced 38 butterflies of ten species. Of note were seven Walls, an impressive tally for…

Butterflies: April 2024

Monday 29th A good morning on the Estate produced an Orange-tip, two Green-veined Whites, a Red Admiral, a Comma, eight Holly Blues, a Speckled Wood, and our first Wall and Small Coppers of the year. Friday 26th A few Green Hairstreaks were at their usual site in Stonelees. Thursday 18th Six Green-veined Whites were on Worth and a male Brimstone…

Butterflies: March

Sunday 31st The month ended with Large White and another Brimstone on the Green Wall. Saturday 27th New butterflies continue to come fast with our first Speckled Wood of the year on the  Estate today. Wednesday 20th Four species were on the Estate with two male Brimstones of note. Tuesday 19th A Red Admiral was on Worth and there was…

Butterflies: October 2023

Sunday 15th Despite the cool northerly conditions a number of Red Admirals were seen to come in off the sea. Saturday 14th A Wall was at Restharrow Scrape. Monday 2nd The flowering ivy around The Elms and Little Elms was full of Red Admirals and Speckled Woods, with smaller numbers of Comma and Peacock. There were also three Common Blues…