Butterfly watch?

I saw my first butterfly of the year today - a brimstone. image Anyone else seen an yet?


  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 7,101

    Hi Chilli - went for a walk with OH this afternoon, and couldn't believe the number of butterflies around.  Mostly brown ones with red wing tips (must get myself a book to learn their names!) and a couple of white ones too.

    Seems strange to think that last weekend there was snow on the ground, and these fellas must have been hiding under rocks somewhere image

    We are obviously not the only ones smiling coz the sun has finally come out image

    The Stone Age didn’t end because they ran out of stones ......
  • That is lovely chicky! This might be useful lin?http://www.britishbutterflies.co.uk/

    Our bees were loving it today image

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 7,101

    Thanks Chilli - added it to my favourites bar!  Think the ones we saw today must have been tortoiseshells.  OH has just raised his eyes to the ceiling - he now knows that on the next walk we will not be able to move forward until positive butterfly identification has been made.

    The Stone Age didn’t end because they ran out of stones ......
  • Yay chicky - there is just so much out there to see. enjoy, wonder about! I'm also a bit nutty about everything I see - want to know what it is etc Roll on spring proper! image

  • Flower birdFlower bird Posts: 282
    Hi chilli, I saw two butterflies today, not sure if they were red admirals but they had that type of colour. Normally don't see many round here so to see two in one day was quite something.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,024

    Still waiting. Seen some bees though. Not sure what sort. Sort of gingery furry things, not bumblies or honey bees

  • Hi I've seen a couple of bees, tortoiseshell butterfly and a

    Almost neon yellow butterfly not sure what it was never seen

    One so bright as that!
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,024

    The yellow ones are Brimstones, the males i think . Still waiting to see my first. Also orange tips, usually seen one of those by now

  • LynLyn Posts: 8,062
    Only seen a few bees but they look very dozy
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • Not seen anything yet, but to be honest, I need to start looking them up to tell them apart. However, I have planted my garden up all for wildlife so hoping to see a few this year 

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 7,101

    Sam - check out the link in Chilli's post above - butterfly identification for dummies like me!

    The Stone Age didn’t end because they ran out of stones ......
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