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07/03/2014 at 17:58

I saw my first


 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


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.


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.

 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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