Butterflies: March 2021
Another 12 Peacocks, three Small Tortoiseshells, and a Green-veined White were on Worth marshes.
No sign of Orange-tips in the lovely sunshine today but plenty of Vannessids around. There were 15 Peacocks and two Small Tortoiseshells on Worth marshes and a separate six Peacocks and a Small Tortoiseshell on the Estate. The first Green-veined White of the year was on the Green Wall and our first three Small Whites were on Worth marshes.
A Peacock was on New Downs. I expect the first Orange-tips and ‘whites’ any day now. This hot weather forecast for the next few days should help.
Records coming thick and fast now. The first Comma of the year was in the Whitehouse.
Our first Brimstone of the year was seen along the Worth track and a Peacock was at the Observatory.
Like busses, another butterfly appears. This time a Peacock on Worth marshes. Hopefully this calm, sunny, southerly spell will lead to an increase in sightings before the year’s first BMS transects start.
It took a while but we finally a had another butterfly. A Small Tortoiseshell was on the Green Wall today.
At the end of February there was a brief sunny spell which tempted out a few Small Tortoiseshells, a Red Admiral, and a Peacock, but the beginning of this month has seen cold northerly conditions. As such butterflies have gone back into hiding. I’m sure we’ll have more shortly though.