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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Big butterfly count

Today we did the big butterfly count in our back garden.

We spent 15 minutes watching and counting the butterflies.

We counted 9 Peacock butterflies, I Brimstone, 3 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.


Small Tortoiseshell



Later on we went for a walk around the field and woods next to my house and we saw lots of different types of butterfly

Large White

Meadow brown ??

Large White




Speckled wood

This was one of the best places, here we saw lots of white butterflies and Brimstones out in the open.
Along the hedgerow there were Peacocks, Meadow Browns, Gatekeepers and Small skippers.


  1. Hi Alex,

    Good work! Yes, I can confirm your Meadow Brown (the one with question marks). They do get a bit faded and tatty after a while... I'm very jealous about the number of Peacocks you saw: we did the first of our Big Butterfly Counts today, and only saw one Peacock. We did see Brimstone, Gatekeeper and Comma as well, like you, and we got some you didn't see today: Green-veined White, Small White, Red Admiral and Holly Blue. I hope you'll do another count in a week or so, and let us know what you see!

  2. Hi Tony

    We will probably do another in the garden, then one out in the field.