Butterflies galore

The exceptionally mild weather of the last few days (this is being written on 26 February) has taken our sightings-so-far-this-year to an incredible level. At this time in 2018 we had received reports of 36 butterflies to the website. This year we are up to 320 – an increase of 789%!

By species:

  • Brimstone 189
  • Comma 10
  • Holly Blue 1
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Peacock 51
  • Red Admiral 42
  • Small Tortoiseshell 21

If you look at the This year versus last year page of this website you can see how the first sighting dates compare.

Please report your sightings via our Butterfly recording form so we can continue to track numbers.

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