I saw my first
butterflies of the year today - but was only quick enough to photo one sunning itself.
Nice Daintiness. I hope to see some of these this weekend. I don't think I've ever seen a comma this early
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
We saw a yellow butterfly today, what I assume is a Brimstone.
This Butterfly has been hanging out in my garden for the last few days, sorry picture is a bit blurry.
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
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"
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.