Butterfly sightings

This page lists the first dates we saw each species of butterfly since moving aboard permanently in winter 2014.

2017 - 14 species seen so far

June 21: Ringlet - Stoke Works
June 7: Large Skipper - Stoke Works
June 7: Meadow Brown - Stoke Works
June 7: Small Heath - Stoke Works  
June 7: Common Blue - Stoke Works 
May 31: Painted Lady - Dunhampstead
April 12: Holly Blue - Stratford On Avon
April 8: Small White - Gret Staughton
April 3: Speckled Wood - Edstone
April 1: Orange Tip - Edstone
March 25: Comma - Wilmcote
March 25: Peacock - Stratford on Avon
March 25: Small Tortoiseshell - Stratford on Avon
March 25: Brimstone - Wilmcote   

2016 - 30 species seen in total

September 13: Small Copper - Fradley
August 22: Dark Green Fritillary - Tomlow
July 20: Grayling - Bourley Common
July 19: White Admiral - Oversley Woods 
July 19: Silver Washed Fritillary - Oversley Woods
July 12: Small Skipper - Napton reservoir   (six days later than last year)
July 11: Essex Skipper - Napton reservoir (eight days earlier than last year)
July 7: Gatekeeper - Lias Line, Bascote (1 day later than last year)
June 30: Marbled White - Stockton Cuttings (three weeks earlier than last year)
June 20: Ringlet - Lias Line, Bascote (9 days earlier than last year)
June 16: Meadow Brown - Lias Line, Bascote (1 week earlier than last year)
June 15: Large Skipper - Lias Line, Bascote (2 weeks earlier than last year)
May 27: Painted Lady - Radford Semele A425 bridge (one week earlier than last year)
May 26: Common Blue -  Offchurch Greenway (July 17 last year)
May 23: Brown Argus - Offchurch Greenway (August 6 last year)
May 23: Small Blue -  Stockton Cuttings (not seen last year)
May 17: Green Hairstreak - Bascote towpath (not seen last year)
May 12: Holly Blue - Lias Line, Bascote (two weeks earlier than last year)
May 8: Red Admiral - Lias Line, Bascote (August 6 last year)
May 7: Grizzled Skipper -  Stockton Cuttings (not seen last year)
May 7: Dingy Skipper -  Stockton Cuttings (not seen last year)
May 4: Small White - Stockton Cuttings (20 days later than 2015)
April 30: Green Veined White - Tomlow (12 days later than 2015)
April 30: Large white - Stockton Cuttings (three days later than 2015)
April 17: Speckled Wood - Lower Shuckbrugh (four days earlier than 2015)
April 13: Orange Tip - Braunston (a day earlier than 2015)
April 12: Peacock - Braunston (three weeks later than 2015)
March 30: Comma - Clifton upon Dunsmore (a day earlier than 2015)
March 25: Brimstone - Newbold (18 days later than 2015)
March 13: Small Tortoiseshell - Atherstone (a week later than 2015)


2015 - 31 species seen in total

September 8: Adonis Blue - Denbies Hillside
September 8: Silver Spotted Skipper - Denbies Hillside
August 7: White Letter Hairstreak - Oversley Woods
August 7: Small Copper - Oversley Woods
August 7: Silver Washed Fritillary - Oversley Woods
August 6: Red Admiral - Prestbury Hill
August 6: Chalkhill Blue - Prestbury Hill
August 6: Brown Argus - Prestbury Hill
August 6: Grayling - Prestbury Hill
August 6: Dark Green Fritillary - Prestbury Hill  
August 3: Small Heath - Gordale Scar
July 19: Marbled White - Catherine de Barnes
July 19: Essex Skipper - Catherine de Barnes
July 17: Common Blue - Drayton Manor
July 6: Small Skipper - Kings Hill golf course
July 6: Gatekeeper - Garden at home
June 30: Purple Hairstreak - Stoke, Notts
June 30: Large Skipper - Stoke, Notts
June 29: Ringlet - Hazelford
June 23: Meadow Brown - Langley Mill
June 3: Painted Lady - Wheelock
May 26: Holly Blue - Kent home
April 27: Large White - Bugsworth
April 21: Speckled Wood - Kidsgrove
April 18: Green Viened White - Audlem
April 14: Small White - Gnosall
April 14: Orange Tip - Gnosall
March 31: Comma - Garden at home
March 21: Peacock - Tardebigge
March 7: Brimstone - Stratford Upon Avon
March 7: Small Tortoiseshell - Stratford Upon Avon

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