Big Butterfly Count 17 July – 9 Aug 2015

Big Butterfly Count webpage

I did my 15 minutes garden watch Friday lunchtime, as a contribution to the national survey run by Butterfly Conservation, and recorded the following 9 species in my Greenacres wildlife garden…..

Large White – 2

Small White – 3

Green-veined White – 1

Brimstone – 1 (male)

Painted Lady – 1

Red Admiral – 2

Peacock – 1

Common Blue – 1

Holly Blue – 1

As with any timed survey it was inevitable I would miss some species, and so it proved – I saw an additional 4 species in the garden either the day before or the day after! It was so hot on Friday that they were probably resting quietly in the shade during the count, but anyway these were…..


Meadow Brown

Speckled Wood


No Small Tortoisehells though, because they are between broods at the moment.

The survey is now over for this year, but the Big Butterfly Count web page still enables anyone to see all the counts received from a local area by clicking on “View results map” and entering a location. It looks like there have been 3 contributions from the Westfield area, and lots in Hastings. One count from Westfield Lane logged a total of 14 species including 1 moth (the red butterfly icons on the map are clickable)!


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