We now have six species reported in Dorset in 2016, and surprisingly, we have an earlier sighting of a Small White than a Peacock.To date:
3 Jan – Painted Lady seen in West Dorset on the Sadborow Estate.
6 Jan- Red Admiral and Small Tortoiseshell recorded in Upton Country Park and Dorchester respectively.
17 Jan – Brimstone noted on Lydlinch Common in North Dorset
10 March – Small White recorded in Swanage
11 March – Peacock: two seen in East Howe, Bournemouth.
Keep your records coming – it’s good for us to have an idea of how many butterflies are being seen at times when they are not common, so we can see if this is changing. It’s easy to enter your sighting on our Recording form .