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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. 


Jack 3

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



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

hollie hock

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

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.

Jack 3

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.

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


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.


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.



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.

Steve 309

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


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


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

Steve 309

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