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Shipley Park Butterfly Transect

01st August 2014
In: News
Butterfly Transect - Shipley Park

For the last few years I have been walking a transect in Shipley Park (between Heanor and Ilkeston in Derbyshire) - the season runs from April until September so this year has just started.

Nothing sighted last week (6th April) but today 13th April was a lovely sunny warm afternoon so we walked the butterfly transect and saw the following butterflies:

Peacock 12

Orange Tip 5 (4 male and one female - the female was sat on a toothpaste tube believe it or not!)

Green Veined White 1

Comma 1

Brimstone 1

Will be adding the records since 2008 shortly and also more info on the butterfly transect itself - a link to the results from this recording scheme can be found here .

Update 27th April

Sunny and warmish day - slightly chill wind. We counted the following :

Peacock 5

Brimstone 4 (all female)

Green Veined White 4

Orange Tip 4

Speckled Wood 2 (first of the year)

Small White 2

Small Tortoiseshell 2 (also first of the year)

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