Friday, 2 April 2021

Bugs & Beasts 1

The butterflies are starting to emerge, Peacock Butterfly.

Small Tortoiseshell, first spotted 26 February!

Hidden Brimstone, 29 March.

First Slowworm of the year, spotted 29 March.

One of seven Pike seen lurking in Cold Spring Pond.

Butterflies: First Sightings 2021
 Feb 26 Small Tortoiseshell (x2) Overwintered
 Mar 21 Small White Fresh
 Mar 22 Red Admiral Overwintered
 Mar 22 Comma (x7) Fresh
 Mar 29 Peacock Butterfly (x10+) Fresh
 Mar 29 Large White Fresh
 Mar 29 Brimstone (x10+) Wintered / Fresh
 Mar 29 Small Tortoiseshell (x10+) Fresh


  1. It must be warmer where you live Brian, I've only seen Tortoiseshell, Peacock and Brimstone so far.The slow worm is another occasional find which is a shame, I do like reptiles.

    1. Seems to be Springing here; my girlfriend spotted an Orange Tip earlier, I saw another Slowworm, about 4 or 5 common lizards (impossible to photograph) and five Adders - 2 males & 3 females. But it’s turning much colder tomorrow - Spring watch may be on hold for a week or two...

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    1. Just waiting for an Orange Tip butterfly...