Judging by the records sent in to this website, butterflies are doing a lot better so far this year than last year. Continue reading
George saw this mating pair of Holly Blues at Lorton Meadowns on 05/07/2017.
This is the second brood of the Holly Blue this year. The offspring of this mating will progress to the chrysalis stage, and spend the winter in a crevice or on the ground. A lot of butterflies and moths will be found in non-adult stages in leaf litter, so when you sweep up your patio, think about putting the sweepings somewhere out of the way, rather than burying them in your compost heap.
George was very lucky with this – he says: “Saw this Gatekeeper in Lorton Meadows. Tried to take a picture only to find the sim card was missing , returned a few hours later and to my surprise it was in the same area and I managed to snap this.” 26/06/2017
George took this at Lorton Meadows, just outside Weymouth on 02/06/2017. He says: “they were so preoccupied they did not see me or my dog inches away from them, which was surprising as they never sit still.”
George spotted this lovely specimen at Lorton Meadows, near Weymouth on 02/05/2017.