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07/03/2014 at 17:58

I saw my first

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

07/03/2014 at 18:18

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

07/03/2014 at 19:52

Wow.

07/03/2014 at 20:04

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 

07/03/2014 at 20:55

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

16/03/2014 at 17:35

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

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16/03/2014 at 18:25

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

16/03/2014 at 21:40

Over the last couple of days I've seen some tortoiseshells, peacocks and a comma, so lovely to see. Winter has gone, I love Spring time

16/03/2014 at 22:25

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

18/03/2014 at 16:09

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"

18/03/2014 at 16:15

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.

22/03/2014 at 09:52

Bump up

30/03/2014 at 20:05

I saw three butterflies that I've never seen before this weekend. Seems they are all coming out with the warmth. Pity I don't know the names, one was brown and speckly may have been a moth. One was large and bright yellow. This one when it opened it's wings was white with orange tops to its wings.

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 Also one that looked black when flying but with red bits on landed on my fat belly whilst I was sunbathing.

30/03/2014 at 20:09

Lovely pic Jack - but not an expert so can't tell you what it is.  Saw a red admiral here yesterday - never noticed one in this garden before so i was v excited.  Lots of peacocks and tortoiseshells And yellow ones too.

30/03/2014 at 20:12

Lots of peacocks and small tortoiseshells about this weekend - most I could count at one time (tricky when they're all over the shop) was 12 (mainly peacocks.)  Also a very large brimstone.

30/03/2014 at 20:30

Hi jack, that's an orange tip.

The yellow ones are male Brimstones

Brown and speckly could have been a Speckled wood, I haven't seen one of those or an orange tip this year.

30/03/2014 at 21:47

Brimstone today.  I once saw an orangetip at Guildford station in late February!

02/04/2014 at 20:04

Spotted a Peacock and a Tortoiseshell over the past few days, another butterfly flew past me in the garden, but it didnt stop so I could see what it was

13/04/2014 at 21:18

Today I saw a Speckled Wood in my Garden then whilst having tea at the Garden Centre I saw a couple of Clouded Yellows.

Both butterflies I have never seen before so this was wonderful

14/04/2014 at 11:39

Now seen brimstones, small torties, peacocks and a small blue one which I don't think was really a Small Blue!

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