An orange butterfly with black, brown, yellow and blue markings

Small Tortoiseshell. Photo: Gary Holderness

A red butterfly with black, brown, creamy white and blue markings

Peacock. Photo: Gary Holderness

Gary sent us these two photos with the following comments:

Had my first Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell Butterflies settle long enough in my Ferndown garden today, 02/04/2021 for me to grab my camera  and get my first pictures of the year. If only a Brimstone butterfly that has also popped in regularly over the last few days would he so obliging! 

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