Butterfly Bonanza

Tuesday, April 29th 2014

Unsurprisingly with the warm weather there have been a lot of butterflies on the wing around the reserve; seven species have been recorded during April. Each week John walks the reserve taking in as many of the different habitats as he can, recording all the butterflies he sees, this information is then sent off to the Yorkshire Branch of Butterfly Conservation.

Yesterday in the fine weather Green Veined Whites were recorded for the first time as well as 21 Orange Tips which were mostly seen around the wetland area. Peacocks, Tortoiseshells and Speckled Wood were also seen in good numbers. This female Orange Tip was photographed feeding from a Cuckooflower on the edge of a pond.

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