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13 Apr 2024

Angle Shades, Brimstone, Green-veined White, Orange-tip, Peacock & Small Tortoiseshell at Trent Park. 2 male Brimstone, 6 Green-veined White including a pair mating at Water Garden, 4 Orange-tip [3 males & 1 female], 2 Peacock & 1 Small Tortoiseshell along Leeging Beech Gutter near Water Garden/Trent Park, 1 Angle Shades along Leeging Beech Gutter near 'Three Bridges' Trent Park [FOY]. [Posted by Robert Mark Callf]


Brimstone, Green-veined White, Holly Blue, Orange-tip, Peacock & Speckled Wood at Enfield. Male Brimstone, 6 Green-veined White, male Holly Blue, male Orange-tip, 3 Peacock & 1 Speckled Wood at private sites near Trent Park. [Posted by Robert Mark Callf]


Green Hairstreak sighting at Stanwell Moor. Whilst out on my usual local walk near Stanwell Moor Village, I spotted a Holly Blue in a tussle with another small butterfly. when the latter had seen the former off, it came down and settled in front of me. This is the first Green Hairstreak I have seen in this area, and I've been looking for around sixteen years... Plenty of other butterflies seen during the walk, including this female Holly Blue and an increasingly rare sight here, a Small Tortoiseshell. [Posted by Dave Miller]

Photo © Dave Miller
Photo © Dave Miller
Photo © Dave Miller

12 Apr 2024

Green Longhorn Moth [Adela reaumurella] at Trent Park. 16 male Green Longhorn Moth settled on hornbeam leaves, Rough Lot/Trent Park at 1005 BST. [Posted by Robert Mark Callf]


Orange-tip at Lonsdale Drive, EN2. Male Orange-tip at Lonsdale Drive, EN2. [Posted by Robert Mark Callf]


Brimstone, Orange-tip, Peacock & Speckled Wood at Boxer's Lake, Enfield. Male Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip [male & female], 2 Peacock & 1 Speckled Wood at Boxer's Lake, Enfield this afternoon. [Posted by Robert Mark Callf]


Brimstone, Orange-tip & Peacock at Enfield Road, EN2. Male Brimstone, male Orange-tip & 1 Peacock at Enfield Road, EN2. [Posted by Robert Mark Callf]


Brimstone, Orange-tip & Peacock at Enfield. 2 male Orange-tip, male Brimstone & 2 Peacock at a private site near Trent Park. [Posted by Robert Mark Callf]


Brimstone, Green-veined White, Orange-tip & Peacock at Trent Park. 2 male Brimstone along Leeging Beech Gutter near 'Three Bridges' Trent Park, 12 Green-veined White including six together at Water Garden & five, including a pair mating along Leeging Beech Gutter near 'Three Bridges' Trent Park, 1 edge of William's Wd/Trent Park, 3 male Orange-tip [2 along Leeging Beech Gutter near 'Three Bridges' Trent Park & one edge of William's Wd/Trent Park, 1 Peacock near Ride Wd/Trent Park. [Posted by Robert Mark Callf]

11 Apr 2024

Brimstone & Orange-tip at Enfield Road, EN2. Male Brimstone & male Orange-tip at Enfield Road, EN2. [Posted by Robert Mark Callf]


Brimstone, Green-veined White, Orange-tip & Peacock at Trent Park. Male Brimstone along Leeging Beech Gutter near 'Three Bridges' Trent Park, 2 Green-veined White pair together edge of Williams Wd/Trent Park, 6 Orange-tip [5 males & 1 female] at Trent Park, 2 Peacock together near Water Garden/Trent Park. [Posted by Robert Mark Callf]


Brimstone, Green-veined White, Orange-tip, Peacock & Speckled Wood at Enfield. Male Brimstone, male Green-veined White, 2 male Orange-tip, 1 Peacock & 2 Speckled Wood at private sites near Trent Park. [Posted by Robert Mark Callf]


Dandelion Patrol. My daughter and I started our season in earnest by walking along the forestry track from Monks Green Farm towards Broxbourne Wood. The tracks are helpfully edged both sides with Dandelions, feeding on them we saw 1 Red Admiral, 8 Speckled Wood, 3 Brimstone, 10+ Peacocks, 10+ Orange Tip (including two females), 5 Comma, 2 Green Veined White. [Posted by Nathan Ellis]

Photo © Nathan Ellis
Photo © Nathan Ellis

10 Apr 2024

Peacock & Speckled Wood at Enfield. 1 Peacock & 1 Speckled Wood at a private site near Trent Park & 1 Speckled Wood at another private site near Trent Park. [Posted by Robert Mark Callf]

08 Apr 2024

Brimstone, Green-veined White & Peacock at Trent Park. Female Green-veined White at Rough Lot/Trent Park, male Brimstone near Ride Wd/Trent Park & 4 Peacock at Trent Park [2 together at Rough Lot, 1 by lower lake & 1 along Leeging Beech Gutter near 'Three Bridges']. Male Green Longhorn Moth [Adela reaumurella] at Rough Lot/Trent Park. [Posted by Robert Mark Callf]


Church Hill and Jubillee Wood. Only a few Peacocks on the Church Hill transects in the first two weeks, but the Pasque Flowers are prolific this year. The first few are going to seed but the display will be good for a couple of weeks still. More interestingly a Large White and a Red Admiral (first for me this year) coming back through Jubilee Wood. Ash dieback clearance has opened up the wood quite a lot. Also first Comma in my garden today. [Posted by Nicholas Keep]

Large White
Photo © Nicholas Keep
Red Admiral
Photo © Nicholas Keep
Pasque Flower (not taken this year)
Photo © Nicholas Keep

Common Carpet, Green-veined White, Orange-tip, Peacock & Speckled Wood at Enfield. 2 Peacock [one at a private site near Trent Park & another at a different private site near Trent Park], 1 Speckled Wood at a private site near Trent Park, 2 Green-veined White [one at a private site near Trent Park & another male at Hadley Road], 3 Orange-tip [female at a private site near Trent Park & another female at another private site near Trent Park & a male at a private site near Trent Park], 1 Common Carpet settled at a private site near Trent Park - a very early record, but not altogether unexpected. [Posted by Robert Mark Callf]


Garden butterflies. Having failed to see any Orange/Light Orange Underwings at Balls Wood, I returned home and the sun came out! Almost immediately in my Ware garden was a male Brimstone, Holly Blue, female Orange-tip egg laying on both Honesty and Garlic Mustard and a Large White that had to be let out of the greenhouse (the door was open!) [Posted by Liz Goodyear]

07 Apr 2024

Lunar Marbled Brown at Oakwood. 2 Lunar Marbled Brown at Bramley Road, N14 this afternoon, after the morning service at St Thomas - God is Good! [Posted by Robert Mark Callf]


Millhoppers Reserve. At the work party today we saw Peacock, Comma, Holly Blue, Speckled Wood and a male Orange Tip. All this despite the very gusty winds. [Posted by Chris Hilling]