Butterflies

Butterflies you may see:-

SpeciesBrimstone
Orange-tip
Holly Blue
Large White
Small White
Green veined White
Small Tortoiseshell
Comma
Peacock
Speckled Wood
Small Copper
Meadow Brown
Gatekeeper
Ringlet
Common Blue
Painted Lady
Purple Hairstreak
White Admiral
Small Skipper
Large Skipper
Red Admiral
Best time to see themApril-May
April-May
April-July
April-September
April-September
April-September
April-October
April-October
April-October
April-October
May-August
May-August
May-August
May-August
May-September
May-September
May-July
June-August
June-August
June-August
June-September

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Small Skipper, Middle Way 14.06.2011

I originally thought that this was a Large Skipper, but the patterning is less intense than the Large, so this is almost certainly a Small Skipper. Below is a Large Skipper captured on 14th July 2013, when a good number were seen in the Wood.

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Meadow Brown, Middle Way, 26.6.2011


Ringlet, Bridleway, 26.6.2011


Small White, Middle Way, 15.7.2011


Small White, Middle Way, 26.7.2011


Green-Veined White, Middle Way, 15.7.2011


Red Admiral, Picnic area, 15.7.2011

Red Admiral, Bridleway, 30.7.2011


Meadow Brown hiding in the leaf litter, Bridleway, 15.7.2011

Meadow Brown, Middle Way, 26.7.2011


Silver Washed Fritillary, Middle Way, 21.7.2011


Speckled Wood, Entrance Drive, 22.7.2011

Speckled Wood, Bridleway, 26.7.2011

Speckled Wood, Bridleway, 30.7.2011


Gatekeeper, Entrance Drive, 22.7.2011


Peacock, Middle Way, 30.7.2011


Orange Tip Butterflies – Middle Way 30th April 2012


The female lacks the orange tips.

Another Orange Tip, Middle Way 13/5/2012


Yellow Speckled Moth, Blue Ride 23rd May 2012


Red Admiral, by gate at head of Blue Ride, 30th June 2012


Speckled Wood, Middle Way, 30th June 2012


Ringlet, Middle Way, 5th July 2012


Comma, near Sweet Cheshnut grove north of gate at head of Blue Ride, 12th July 2012.


Silver-Washed Fritillary, Blue Ride, 19th July 2012


Meadow Brown, Bridle path, 19th July 2012


Purple Hairstreak, junction of Middleway and Blue Ride, 19.7.2013

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Purple Hairstreak, Bridle path, 25.7.2013
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Large Skippers, Middleway, 25.7.2013
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Small Tortoiseshell, next to Office, 19.7.2013

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Large White, Middleway, 19.7.2013
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