July is a good month to see lovely Gatekeepers (aka Hedge Browns). They can be seen around shrub and on grassland and it is one of the butterflies where it is possible to separate the male and female, as the male has a prominent scent gland on the forewing.

Still Counting Butterflies

I am still sending my sightings to the Big Butterfly Count every day. It is only taking me 15 minutes and it really is going to help in the ongoing study of the state of Britain's butterflies. Until today I have seen lots of butterflies (mainly Meadow Browns!) on my count, but today I saw [...]

The Big Butterfly Count

Waitrose are sponsors of The Big Butterfly Count and the front page of this week's free Weekend magazine features details of this worthwhile project. The Big Butterfly Count runs from today until 6th August and by counting butterflies for 15 minutes you can help gather vital data about the state of Britain's butterfly population. Full details are [...]