the butterflies of south gloucestershire

S. Glos Butterflies - Recent Reports


Small Copper | TBOSG








Wednesday 5th:

The first butterfly of the year was indeed a Red Admiral seen in flight from a garden in Hanham. (Nigel Warren)




Friday 6th

The first Comma of the year was seen in flight on West Littleton Down, Tormarton/ Marshfield (John Barnett), and the first Small Tortoiseshell was watched at Thornbury. (Matt Plenty)


Monday 16th

A bright spring day brought a flush of sightings and a couple of new additions for the year. A few Brimstone (Mark Coller, TBOSG) with individuals sighted at Yate and Emerson's Green and a male Orange-tip at Oldland Common. (Paul Francis) Also seen, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock and Comma.


Comma | Lisa Presland and Peacock | Adam Rawson


Saturday 21st

A walk from Oldland to Willsbridge this morning and saw two Brimstone and two (the first of the year) Small Copper (Wendy & Tim Ford), five Brimstone at Willsbridge Mill (Anthony Goodwin) and Brimstone and Peacock alongside the Little River Avon at Damery. (Adam Rawson)


Sunday 22nd

Reported today: Small Tortoiseshell and Comma. (Tim Ford, John Barnett)


Monday 23rd

Two Comma, three Small Tortoiseshell and seven Brimstone in the Warmley Cycle Path/ Warmley Forest Park area (Phil Barlow), Small Tortoiseshell at Marshfield (John Barnett), Peacock and Brimstone at Kingswood (TBOSG) and four Peacock at Oldbury Power Station (Pete Hazelwood).


Tuesday 24th

Several Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone and a couple of Peacock at Marshfield (John Barnett), Brimstone and our first Large White of the year at Severn Beach (Paul Bowerman), Large White, two Comma, two Peacock and Brimstone at Yate (Mark Coller)


Wednesday 25th

Green-veined White at Bradley Stoke (Vic Savery) and Small White at Oldland Common and Siston (Paul Francis, Phil Barlow) were both firsts for the year. Also on the wing was Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock Brimstone and Comma. In addition a Hummingbird Hawk Moth was watched in a Yate garden. (Mark Coller)


Green-veined White | Vic Savery