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Butterfly sightings 2014

I saw my first



 butterflies of the year today - but was only quick enough to photo one sunning itself.



  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,848

    Nice Daintiness. I hope to see some of these this weekend. I don't think I've ever seen a comma this early

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,125

    We had a Peacock in the garden the other morning in the sunshine, and we've had a couple of Small Tortoiseshells over the past few days too - lovely to see them image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Peanuts3Peanuts3 Posts: 759

    We saw a yellow butterfly today, what I assume is a Brimstone. image

  • Jack 3Jack 3 Posts: 360

    This Butterfly has been hanging out in my garden for the last few days, sorry picture is a bit blurry.


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,848

    A comma. 

    I've seen those and small tortoiseshells and peacocks and brimstones. I think the whites I've seen are female brimstones, they fly in the same manner.

    No blues or orange tips yet

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  • madcatjomadcatjo Posts: 19

    saw a peacock and a tortoiseshell yesterday in my garden in East Yorkshire. Wonder if there will be any Red Admirals this year - not one last year

  • Heads up - there is a programme on 'Yesterday' (Freeview) tonight at 1000pm all about butterflies. Described as "Wildlife documentary capturing the various species of butterfly in Britain, many of which are in decline"

  • biofreakbiofreak Posts: 1,009

    I keep a nettle patch to feed the caterpillars plus to make a healthy veg plot brew. Last year loads of peacock and red admirals. Tansy sprinkled over brussels and broccoli keep the Cabbage White off. Have seen 2 brimstones to date plus a couple of commas.

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