Bedfordshire Sightings 2014




To see monthly species totals thoughout the year click HERE



December 2014

19th:
1 Red Admiral - Flitwick Moor (TR)


17th:
1 Peacock - Sandy Smith NR (SR,TS)


16th:
1 Peacock - Clophill garden (PS)


3rd:
1 Red Admiral - Priory Country Park (JS)




November 2014

30th:
1 Peacock - Sandy (PN)

1 Comma - Flying and settling on hedge on south-facing edge of Beatrice Grove, Chicksands (LK,MD)


22nd:
1 Peacock - Warden Hill (DSJ,JL)


17th:
1 Red Admiral, 1 Comma - Havannah Farm, Sutton (DOM,n)


10th:
1 Red Admiral - West Sunderland Farm, Biggleswade (DOM,n)

1 Red Admiral - Biggleswade Common, south of Potton Road (DOM,n)


9th:
5 Peacock - Interchange retail park, Kempston, hibernating (KB,GW)


4th:
2 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma - Priory Country Park (JS)

2 Red Admiral - West Sunderland Farm, Biggleswade (DOM)

1 Painted Lady - Priory Gardens, Dunstable (JP)

1 Red Admiral - Duck End NR (DW)


3rd:
1 Clouded Yellow - Totternhoe Quarry (Rk)


2nd:
1 Red Admiral - Linslade (REM)


1st:
1m Clouded Yellow, 1m Red Admiral - west side of Pillange Marston M CP (PF)

1 Small Copper - Coopers Hill (pw)




October 2014

31st:
1 Red Admiral - The Thorns, Bromham (SR)


28th:
1 Small Tortoiseshell - Ouzel Meadows (REM)

2 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell - GU Canal and Ouzel Meadows (REM)

1 Small Tortoiseshell - Maulden Heath CWS (SR)

1 Peacock - Maulden Wood SSSI (SR)


27th:
2 Red Admiral, 1 Comma - Myers Farm, Potton (DOM)

1 Red Admiral - Pegnut Wood, Potton (DOM)


22nd:
1 Red Admiral - Pegnut Wood, Potton (DOM,N)


21st:
1 Red Admiral - All Saints church Leighton Buzzard (REM)


18th:
1 Red Admiral - Barton Hill Road (TR)

1 Small Tortoiseshell - Stotfold Football Club (PC)


17th:
2 Red Admiral, 1 Comma - Stotfold Mill NR (AG)


11th:
5 Red Admiral, 1 Comma - The Lodge memorial garden, Sandy (TR)

1 Red Admiral - Furzenhall Farm, Biggleswade Common (TR)

1 larva Speckled Wood - Clapham Park Wood (MGB)

1 Red Admiral, 1 Speckled Wood - Clapham Park Wood (AB,MB)


10th:
1 Red Admiral - Lower Stondon (AB,MB)

1 Small Copper - Maulden Heath (SR)

1m Common Blue, 1 Peacock - Maulden Heath (SR)

1 Small Copper, 1 Red Admiral - Maulden Heath (SR)

1 Clouded Yellow - Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (RP)


9th:
1 Clouded Yellow - Broom GP (SB)


8th:
3 Red Admiral, 1 Speckled Wood - Pegnut Wood, Potton (DOM)

1 Clouded Yellow - Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (RP)


7th:
1 Red Admiral - Duck End NR (DW)


5th:
1+ Red Admiral - Wood Lane, Willington (TR)

1 Painted Lady - Barton Hills NR (AG)


3rd:
1 Peacock - Priory Country Park, south end of main lake (KB,JU)

4 Red Admiral, 5 Comma, 2 Speckled Wood - Stockgrove Park (PF)


2nd:
1 Comma - Ledburn Pit (REM)

1 Red Admiral - Linslade garden (REM)


1st:
2 Speckled Wood - Linslade Woods (REM)




September 2014

28th:
1 Clouded Yellow - Felmersham Gravel Pits (JB)


27th:
1 Large White, 1 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Small Copper, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma - Blows Downs (TR)

1 Small Tortoiseshell - Back garden in Beeston (TR)

2 Small Copper - northern verge of A507 just west of turning into Ampthill (SR)


26th:
1 Clouded Yellow, 1 Large White, 2 Small Copper, 1m , 1f Common Blue, 1f Chalkhill Blue, 4 Meadow Brown - Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (RP)


24th:
4 Small Copper, 3 Comma, 2 Speckled Wood, 3 Small Heath - Sandhouse Lane local nature Reserve (BH,RM)


23rd:
1 Large White, 1 Green-veined White - Back garden (GR)

1 Speckled Wood - Along Farm Track west of Old Rectory on ground sunning itself (GR)

1 larva Purple Emperor - Chicksands Wood (RB,RR)


21st:
2 Clouded Yellow, 1m Common Blue - Around Marston Thrift lake in grassland area (CC,DW)

1 Clouded Yellow - Marston Thrift (SC)

1 Small/Green-veined White, 1m Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Comma - Back garden in Beeston (TR)

4 Comma - Swineshead Wood (JB)


18th:
1 Red Admiral - Griffin Farm, Toddington (RB)


14th:
1 Clouded Yellow, 2 Green-veined White, 2m Common Blue, 1 Comma, 3 Speckled Wood - Grovebury Quarry, SW section (BH,RM)

2 Large White, 2 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 8+ Small/Green-veined White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock - Fields between Gypsy Lane Gravel Pits and A1 (TR)

2 Large White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Comma - Back garden in Beeston (TR)


13th:
1 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Comma, 8 Speckled Wood - Chicksands Wood (TR)

1 Large White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Speckled Wood - Back garden in Beeston (TR)

1m Common Blue, 1 Gatekeeper, 3 , 3f Meadow Brown, 4 Small Heath - Pegsdon Hills (AC)


7th:
2 Green-veined White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Comma, 3 Speckled Wood - Linslade Woods (REM,DSM)

2 Large White, 2 Red Admiral, 2 Small Tortoiseshell - Garden, Langford (AC)

1 Large White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock - Back garden in Beeston (TR)


4th:
1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Speckled Wood - Tiddenfoot WP (REM)

1f Small White, 1 Small Copper, 1m , 1f Common Blue, 2 Speckled Wood - Ledburn Pit (REM)


3rd:
1 Red Admiral - River Lea bridge at east hyde, south of Luton (DA)


2nd:
3 Large White, 5 Red Admiral - Caldecote Garden (DK,FK)

1f Small White, 1 Small/Green-veined White, 3 Speckled Wood - Sandhouse Lane Local Nature Reserve (BH,RM)

3m , 1f Brimstone, 1 Green-veined White, 1m Common Blue, 3 Red Admiral, 1 Comma, 5 Speckled Wood - Kings Wood at Heath and Reach (BH,RM)




August 2014

31st:
1 Large White - The Lodge, Sandy (TR)

1 Clouded Yellow - Manor Farm Westoning (CG)

1 Large White, 2 Green-veined White, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Comma, 6 Speckled Wood - Chicksands Wood (AMB,MGB)

1 Peacock - inside Upper Stondon Church (AMB,MGB)

1m Brimstone - Upper Stondon, Hillside road (AMB,MGB)

1m Brimstone, 2 Green-veined White, 3 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Speckled Wood - King's Wood Heath and Reach (REM,DSM)

1 Large White, 4 Red Admiral, 1 Comma, 1 Speckled Wood - The Lodge RSPB garden (TR)

1 Large White, 2 Small White - Back garden in Beeston (TR)

1 Large White, 2 Small White, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Speckled Wood - Back garden in Beeston (TR)

3 Large White, 5 Small/Green-veined White, 1f Common Blue, 3 Small Heath - Sandy Heath (TR)

1 Large White, 3 Small Copper, 2 Small Heath - Sandy Heath (TR)

2 Large White, 2 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Small Copper, 2 Speckled Wood, 2 Small Heath - Sandy Heath Quarry (TR)


30th:
1 Painted Lady - Stewartby (AG)

4 Common Blue, 1 Meadow Brown - Totternhoe Quarry (AMB,MGB)


29th:
1 Small Heath - Maulden Heath (SR)


28th:
1 Clouded Yellow, 1 Brimstone, 1 Small Copper, 30 Common Blue, 161 Chalkhill Blue, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Gatekeeper, 25 Meadow Brown - Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (RP)


27th:
1 Red Admiral, 4 Speckled Wood - Linslade Woods (REM)


24th:
1 Brown Argus, 1 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Heath - Sandy Heath between quarry and Potton Road (TR)

1 Green-veined White, 1 Red Admiral - Back garden in Beeston (TR)


23rd:
1 Large White, 2m , 2f Common Blue, 2m Chalkhill Blue, 1 Speckled Wood, 14 Meadow Brown, 2 Small Heath - Sharpenhoe Clappers (TR)

6 Brown Argus, 1m , 1f Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Small Heath - Sandy Smith Nature Reserve (TR)

1 Green-veined White, 2m Common Blue, 1m Chalkhill Blue, 8 Meadow Brown, 2 Small Heath - Pegsdon Hills (TR)


22nd:
2 Speckled Wood - Near Clipstone Brook (REM)




August 2014

21st:
3 Small White, 1 Small Copper, 2 Brown Argus, 6m , 2f Common Blue, 2 Red Admiral, 12 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma, 2 Speckled Wood - Ledburn Pit (REM)


19th:
1 Swallowtail! - Seen briefly in a Luton back garden, feeding on a hanging basket (BM). [No idea where this came from. No photograph available. Maybe a release/escape or a migrant.]


15th:
2 Green-veined White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Meadow Brown - King's Wood Heath and Reach (REM)


14th:
2 Small Copper - The Lodge Sandy - Heath trail (DK,FK)


9th:
1m Clouded Yellow - Grovebury Sand Pit (JL)


8th:
1 Large White, 25 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Speckled Wood, 60 Gatekeeper, 12 Meadow Brown, 2 Small Heath - Sandy Smith Nature Reserve (SR)

1m Clouded Yellow - Grovebury Sand Pit (JL)


7th:
4 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Heath - Readshill Grassland CWS (SR)

1 Large White, 2m Small White, 1f Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 4 Small Tortoiseshell - Garden, langford (AC)

1 Clouded Yellow, 4 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Small Copper, 3 Brown Argus, 12m , 2f Common Blue, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock, 2 Speckled Wood, 2 Gatekeeper - Ledburn Road Sand Pit (BH,RM)

1 Painted Lady (Seen on buddleia from car -stopped and verified!), 3 Small Tortoiseshell - Southcourt Avenue, Linslade. (BH,RM)

2m Clouded Yellow - Grovebury Sand Pit (JL)

1 Painted Lady - Linslade Recreation Ground (REM)

1 Holly Blue - Alwins Field garden (REM)

1 Painted Lady - Maulden Woods and Heaths CWS, picnic site (SR)


6th:
3 Clouded Yellow, 1 Small Blue, 1803 Chalkhill Blue, 1 Painted Lady, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 1 Marbled White - Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (RP)

1 Large White, 1m , 1f Common Blue, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma - Garden, langford (AC)


4th:
1 Large White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock - Garden, langford (AC)

1 Large White, 1 Peacock, 1 Meadow Brown - College Wood, Northill (AC)


3rd:
1 Clouded Yellow - Broom Gravel Pits (DK)

1 Small Skipper, 4 Large White, 1+ Small White, 5+ Green-veined White, 4m Common Blue, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 2 Speckled Wood, 5 Gatekeeper, 10+ Meadow Brown - The Baulk, Beeston and the Riddy (TR)

1 Small/Essex Skipper, 4 Large White, 5+ Small/Green-veined White, 3m Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma, 3 Speckled Wood, 4 Gatekeeper, 6 Meadow Brown - Fields between Beeston and Sandy (TR)




July 2014

31st:
Large Skipper, Small White, Green-veined White, 3m , 3f Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Peacock, 2 Silver-washed Fritillary, Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (TL1040) (AC,JC,HC,CC)


30th:
2 Small White, 45 Chalkhill Blue, 1 Comma, 4 Speckled Wood, 21 Gatekeeper, 30 Meadow Brown - Sharpenhoe Clappers (DK,FK)

10 Small/Essex Skipper, 1 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Small Blue, 8 Brown Argus, 5 Common Blue, 20 Chalkhill Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Peacock, 3 Speckled Wood, 13 Marbled White, 100+ Gatekeeper, 40+ Meadow Brown, 2 Ringlet - Barley Brow CWS (GB)

4 Large Skipper, 4 Large White, 3 Small White, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Comma, 3 Silver-washed Fritillary, 4 Gatekeeper, 4 Meadow Brown, 2 Ringlet - Tingrith (PF)

1 Small White, 1 Meadow Brown - An Ampthill Garden (DW)


29th:
1 Large Skipper, 1m Brimstone, 1 Large White, 1 Small White, 3 Green-veined White, 4 Small/Green-veined White, 2m , 2f Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 5 Speckled Wood, 13 Gatekeeper, 7 Meadow Brown, 2 Ringlet - Duck End NR (DW)

3 Silver-washed Fritillary - Kings Wood Heath and Reach (EC,NC)

2 Large White, 2 Painted Lady, 4 Peacock, 6 Gatekeeper, 3 Meadow Brown - Felmersham Nature Reserve (AD,GC)

Small/Essex Skipper, 2m Brimstone, Large White, Small/Green-veined White, 10+ Peacock, 1 Comma, 1 , 2m Silver-washed Fritillary, 2 Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown - College Wood, south end, Northill (AC,HC)

1 Small/Green-veined White, 5 Purple Hairstreak - Deepdale. Footpath to Potton (TR)

Large White, Small/Green-veined White, 3+ Peacock, 5 Silver-washed Fritillary, 2+ Speckled Wood - College Wood, north end, Northill (AC,HC)

1 Small/Essex Skipper, 1 Large White, 1 Common Blue, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 3+ Peacock, 1 Comma - Garden, Langford (AC)


28th:
1m , 2f Small Skipper, 3 Brown Argus, 1m , 1f Common Blue, 2m , 1f Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet - Set-a-side on edge of Melchborne Woods (RR,TS,CB,PA)

2 Small Skipper, 1f Large Skipper, 2 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Brown Argus, 1m , 1f Common Blue, 3 Speckled Wood, 2m , 2f Meadow Brown, 3 Ringlet - Rides and clearings in Melchbourne Woods. (RR,TS,CB,PA)

1f White-letter Hairstreak, 3 Peacock, 5 Speckled Wood, 2 Meadow Brown, 3 Ringlet - Rides and clearings in Melchbourne Woods. (RR,TS,CB,PA)

1+ Large White, 1 Red Admiral, 5+ Peacock, 1 Comma, 2 Speckled Wood, 9+ Gatekeeper, 3+ Meadow Brown - Langford (AC,HC,CC)

1 Marbled White - John'OGaunt GC Carthegena Course 17th green. (DK,DN)


27th:
1m Clouded Yellow, 2m Brimstone, Small White, Green-veined White, m , f Common Blue, m , f Chalkhill Blue, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Marbled White, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Ringlet - Sundon Hills (KR)

1 Silver-washed Fritillary - The River Ivel between Blunham and Tempsford. (CC)

2 Small Skipper, 1 Small Copper, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Painted Lady, 8 Peacock, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown - Sandy Heath (TR)

1 Small Skipper, 2 Small/Essex Skipper, 2 Large White, 3 Small Copper, 1 Brown Argus, 4m , 2f Common Blue, 2 Peacock, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown - Sandy Heath between quarry and Potton Road (TR)

3 Large White, 4 Green-veined White, 1 Small Copper, 1f Common Blue, 4 Red Admiral, 6 Peacock, 2 Meadow Brown - The Lodge gardens (TR)

1 Marbled White - Sandy Heath between quarry and Potton Road (TR)

1 Meadow Brown - An Ampthill Garden (DW)

1 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 5+ Peacock, 1 Comma, 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Meadow Brown - Garden, Langford (AC)

1 Holly Blue - Toddington, Park Hill (SB)


26th:
1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Peacock, 2 Gatekeeper - Garden, Langford (AC)

Small/Green-veined White, 1 adult , 2m Silver-washed Fritillary - College Wood, Northill (AC)

1 Small Skipper, 5+ Large Skipper, 1m Brimstone, 2 Green-veined White, Small/Green-veined White, 15+ Peacock, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 20+ Gatekeeper, 10+ Meadow Brown, 10+ Ringlet - College and Home Woods, Northill (AC)


25th:
1 Large White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 9 Peacock - Garden, Langford (AC)


24th:
4 Large Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 4 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Purple Emperor (Seen clearly flying around an Oak for about 10 seconds), 3 Peacock, 1 Comma, 4m , 1f Silver-washed Fritillary, 2 Speckled Wood, 2 Gatekeeper, 2f Meadow Brown, 3 Ringlet - Marston Thrift (RR)

1 Small Copper - Field edge of Readshill Grassland, Clophill (SR)

2m , 2f Brimstone, 1+ Large White, 1+ Green-veined White, 1 Small Copper, 10+m , 1f Common Blue, 15+m Chalkhill Blue, 20+ Peacock, 4 Marbled White, 10+ Gatekeeper, 2+ Meadow Brown, 1+ Ringlet - Pegston Hills NR (AC,BD)


23rd:
2 Green-veined White, 1 Red Admiral, 7 Peacock, 1 Comma - Houghton Conquest Garden (GR)

1 Small White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 8 Peacock, 1 Comma, 1 Meadow Brown - Garden, Langford (AC)


22nd:
3m , 1f Brimstone, 3 Large White, 2 Small White, 2 Green-veined White, 4 Purple Hairstreak, 2 Red Admiral, 20+ Peacock, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 16 Gatekeeper, 8 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Heath - The Lodge, Sandy (SC,AC)

1f Green-veined White, 3 Peacock, 1 Gatekeeper - Houghton Conquest Garden (GR)

2 Small Skipper, 3 Large White, 1 Red Admiral, 3 Peacock, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 1 Marbled White, 2 Gatekeeper - Clifton garden (BC)

5 Small Skipper, 30 Large Skipper, 3m Brimstone, 6 Common Blue, 12 Chalkhill Blue, 2 Red Admiral, 2 Peacock, 9 Marbled White, 15 Gatekeeper, 18 Meadow Brown, 8 Ringlet, 6 Small Heath - Whipsnade Downs (PF)

1 Large White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 9 Peacock - Garden, Langford (Ac)

Large White, Small/Green-veined White, 5+ Peacock, 2 Marbled White, 17+ Gatekeeper, 1 Meadow Brown - Sandy Heath Quarry footpath, south side (Ac)


21st:
2 Small Skipper, 5 Small White, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Peacock, 2 Marbled White, 5 Gatekeeper, 30 Meadow Brown - Streatley (AC)

3f Small Skipper, 1f Essex Skipper, 15 Small/Essex Skipper, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Peacock, 1 Comma, 2 Speckled Wood, 8 Gatekeeper, 4 Meadow Brown, 5 Ringlet - Sandhouse Lane NR (REM)

5+ Green-veined White, 1 Purple Emperor, 50+ Peacock, 2m Silver-washed Fritillary, 2m Gatekeeper, 10+ Meadow Brown, 20+ Ringlet - Potton Wood, main ride. (RR)

8 Small/Essex Skipper, 1 Large Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 1 Purple Emperor (Circling above oak tree), 3 Peacock, 1 Comma, 3m Silver-washed Fritillary, 2f Silver-washed Fritillary (one of form valezina), 2 Speckled Wood, 12 Gatekeeper, 6 Meadow Brown, 5 Ringlet - King's Wood Heath and Reach (REM)

1 Small Copper, Peacock, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Ringlet - Felmersham Gravel pits nature reserve (GB)


20th:
1 Essex Skipper, 3 Small/Essex Skipper, 1 Large Skipper, 5 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 5 Small/Green-veined White, 2 Purple Hairstreak, 1 White-letter Hairstreak, 1 Small Copper, 1 Red Admiral, 3 Peacock, 1 Comma, 48 Gatekeeper, 23 Meadow Brown, 7 Ringlet - Sandy Heath Quarry area (CS,AC,PC)

5 Small/Essex Skipper, Large White, Small/Green-veined White, 3 Chalkhill Blue, 3 Peacock, 15+ Marbled White, 12+ Gatekeeper, 6 Meadow Brown - Knocking Hoe NNR, Pegsdon (AC)

1 Silver-washed Fritillary - Linslade garden (MS)

40+ Large Skipper, 1 Large White, 4 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Purple Hairstreak, 5 White-letter Hairstreak, 1f Purple Emperor, 1 Red Admiral, 50+ Peacock, 5 Comma, 3m Silver-washed Fritillary, 5 Speckled Wood, 2 Gatekeeper, 1m , 1f Meadow Brown, 7 Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (MH)

3 Small Copper - Cooper's Hill, Ampthill (SC)

1m Brimstone, 1 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Red Admiral, 7 Peacock, 1 Comma, 3m , 1f Gatekeeper, 1 Ringlet - Stoneleigh Close, Luton (JG)


19th:
1 Brimstone - Garden in Turvey (SR)

3 Small Skipper, 2 Essex Skipper, 3 Green-veined White, 1f Common Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Peacock, 1 Comma, 2 Speckled Wood, 4 Marbled White, 12 Gatekeeper, 5 Meadow Brown, 7 Ringlet - Linslade Woods (REM)

5 Small/Essex Skipper, 4 Large Skipper, 5 Large White, 2 Small White, 6 Green-veined White, 1 Red Admiral, 12+ Peacock, 1 Speckled Wood, 34+ Gatekeeper, 3 Meadow Brown, 8 Ringlet - Church to Palmers Wood, Old Warden (AC)

30 Essex Skipper, 20 Large White, 3 Chalkhill Blue, 3 Peacock, 3 Comma, 20 Marbled White, 10 Ringlet - Bradgers Hill Luton (PH)

4 Large Skipper, Large White, 1+ Small White, 2 Purple Hairstreak, 5 White-letter Hairstreak, 8 Peacock, 3 Comma, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 2 Speckled Wood, 2 Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (TL0939) (TR)

2 Large Skipper, Large White, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Peacock, 3 Comma, 4 Silver-washed Fritillary, 6+ Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (TL1040) (TR)

1 Small Skipper, 1 Essex Skipper, 4 Small/Essex Skipper, Large White, 2 Chalkhill Blue, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 8 Peacock, 1 Dark Green Fritillary, 6 Marbled White, 4 Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Ringlet - Sharpenhoe Clappers (TL0630) (TR)

4 Small Skipper, 8 Small/Essex Skipper, 2 Large Skipper, 2 Brimstone, Large White, 2+ Small White, 20+ Chalkhill Blue, 6 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Peacock, 4 Dark Green Fritillary, 30+ Marbled White, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown - Sharpenhoe Clappers (TL0629) (TR)

2 Small Skipper, 4 Large Skipper, 17 Large White, 8 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Red Admiral, 14 Peacock, 2 Comma, 2 Speckled Wood, 2 Marbled White, 49 Gatekeeper, 12 Meadow Brown, 15 Ringlet - Wrest Park (BC)


18th:
3 Large White, 8 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock - Rothsay Road, Bedford (AD,GC)

1 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Common Blue, 1 Peacock - Center Parcs - Woburn Forest (DW,LV)

4 Large White, 4 Small White, 8 Purple Hairstreak, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 12 Peacock, 1 Comma, 4 Speckled Wood, 2 Gatekeeper, 1 Ringlet - Wooded garden in Renhold (EW,AW)

4 Small Skipper, 23 Small/Essex Skipper, 9 Large Skipper, 7 Large White, 1 Common Blue, 466 Chalkhill Blue, 17 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Peacock, 63 Marbled White, 9 Gatekeeper, 59 Meadow Brown, 7 Ringlet - Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (RP)


17th:
1f White Admiral - Garden in Upper Caldecote (DK,FK)

6+ Small/Essex Skipper, 5+ Large White, 3+ Small White, 5+ Green-veined White, 1 Small Copper, 2m Common Blue, 15+m Chalkhill Blue, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 5+ Peacock, 1 Dark Green Fritillary, 15+ Marbled White, 20+ Gatekeeper, 5 Meadow Brown, 3 Ringlet, 5 Small Heath - Pegston Hills and Hoo Bit NR (AC,GB)

1 Silver-washed Fritillary - The Lodge RSPB reserve (DM,HM)

Small/Essex Skipper, 1m Large Skipper, 2 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 1 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Small Copper, 1 Common Blue, Chalkhill Blue, Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Peacock, 1 Dark Green Fritillary, Marbled White, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Small Heath - Pegsdon hills (GB,Ugb)

4 Small Skipper, 3 Essex Skipper, 4+ Small/Essex Skipper, 2 Large White, 1 Small White, 4 Purple Hairstreak (on large oak), 5 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock, 2 Gatekeeper, 10+ Meadow Brown - The Baulk, Beeston and The Riddy (TR)

1 Dark Green Fritillary in a Dunstable garden feeding on buddleia (GH).
16th:
1 Green-veined White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Dark Green Fritillary - Stoneleigh Close, Luton (JG,HG)


15th:
6 Small/Essex Skipper, 2 Large Skipper, 4 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma, 12 Marbled White, 16 Gatekeeper, 21 Meadow Brown, 17 Ringlet - Centenary Wood (SR)

20+ Purple Hairstreak (Small colonies in several oaks along south and east sides of quarry), 1 Gatekeeper - Sandy Heath Quarry (TR)

1 Large White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Peacock - Garden, Langford (AC)


14th:
1 Small Copper - Maulden Church Meadow SSSI (SR)

Large Skipper, Small White, Green-veined White, 1 White Admiral, 1 Red Admiral, 25+ Peacock, 15+ Comma, 1 , 1m Silver-washed Fritillary, 20+ Gatekeeper, 5+ Meadow Brown, 5+ Ringlet - College Wood, Northill (AC)

5 Small/Essex Skipper, 3 Large Skipper, 5 Large White, 10 Chalkhill Blue, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 10+ Marbled White, 3 Gatekeeper, 10+ Meadow Brown, 10+ Ringlet - Sharpenhoe Clappers (JS)

1 Small/Essex Skipper, 2 Large Skipper, 1 Green-veined White, 4 Marbled White, 4 Meadow Brown, 6 Ringlet - Lancott meadow (AB,DB)

2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Dark Green Fritillary, 4 Marbled White, 1 Gatekeeper, 1 Meadow Brown, 3 Ringlet - Totternhoe knolls (AB,DB)


13th:
2 Essex Skipper, 6+ Small/Essex Skipper, 2 Large Skipper, 1 Large White, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 7 Dark Green Fritillary, 30+ Marbled White, 4 Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Ringlet - Sharpenhoe Clappers (TL0629) (TR)

2 Small Skipper, 1 Essex Skipper, 2 Small/Essex Skipper, 1 Large Skipper, 1 Dark Green Fritillary, 2+ Marbled White, Meadow Brown - Sharpenhoe Clappers (TL0630) (TR)

2 Small/Essex Skipper, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Dark Green Fritillary, 2+ Marbled White, Meadow Brown - Sharpenhoe Clappers (TL0729) (TR)


12th:
2 Holly Blue - Bedford (AD,GC)

Present Small/Essex Skipper, Present Large Skipper, 1m Brimstone, Present Large White, Present Small/Green-veined White, 1m Purple Emperor, 4 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 6 Peacock, 11 Silver-washed Fritillary, 6 Speckled Wood, Present Gatekeeper, Present Meadow Brown, 90 Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (AC)

10 Small Skipper, 4 Essex Skipper, 10+ Small/Essex Skipper, 1 Large Skipper, Present Large White, 3 Small Copper, 6+ Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 6 Marbled White, Present Gatekeeper, Present Meadow Brown, 1 Small Heath - Sandy Heath (TR)

2 Small Skipper, 2 Small/Essex Skipper, Present Large White, 1+ Small White, 4 Purple Hairstreak, 1 Red Admiral, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 2 Comma, Present Gatekeeper, Present Meadow Brown - Sandy Heath Quarry footpath on south side (TR)

2 Small/Essex Skipper, Present Large White, 2 Purple Hairstreak, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, Present Gatekeeper, Present Meadow Brown - Sandy Heath Quarry footpath on south side (TR)

2 Large Skipper, Present Large White, 1+ Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Purple Hairstreak, 1 Small Copper, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 2 Comma, 2 Marbled White, Present Gatekeeper, Present Meadow Brown, Present Ringlet - The Lodge, Sandy (TR)

Present Large White, Present Small/Green-veined White, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma, 2 Silver-washed Fritillary, Present Gatekeeper, Present Meadow Brown, Present Ringlet - Potton Wood (TR)

2 Large Skipper, 1 Brimstone, Present Large White, Present Small/Green-veined White, 2 Comma, 1 Marbled White, Present Meadow Brown, Present Ringlet - Potton Wood (TR)

1m Purple Hairstreak - oak tree (IW)

2 White Admiral - Maulden Woods (SA,ER)


11th:
1 Small White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell - Lower Stondon garden (AB,MB)

8+ Purple Hairstreak - Sandy Heath Quarry footpath on south side (TR)


9th:
1 White Admiral - Maulden Wood SSSI (sr)

4 Small Skipper, 3 Large White, 2 Small White, 2 Green-veined White, 6 Small Copper, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock, 16 Gatekeeper, 20 Meadow Brown - RSPB The Lodge (DK,FK)

1f , 2 egg Comma - Female laying on hop in Lower Stondon (AB)


8th:
2 Small Skipper, 10 Large Skipper, 20 Large White, Present Small/Green-veined White, 1f Purple Emperor, 4 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 10 Comma, 2 Silver-washed Fritillary, 3 Speckled Wood, 5 Gatekeeper, 10 Meadow Brown, 80 Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (AC)


7th:
30+ Large Skipper, 2 , 1m Large White, 1 White Admiral, 1m Purple Emperor, 6 Red Admiral, 10 Comma, 1m Silver-washed Fritillary, 3 Marbled White, 2m , 1f Meadow Brown, 200+ Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (MH)

14 White-letter Hairstreak, 4 Marbled White - Deepdale Quarry (MW)

5 Silver-washed Fritillary, 20 Meadow Brown, 150 Ringlet - Kings Wood heath and Reach (JK)


6th:
4+ Large Skipper, 4 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 8 Comma, 20+ Marbled White, 2+ Gatekeeper, Present Meadow Brown, Present Ringlet - Bridleway between Potton Quarry and Golf Course (TR)

7 Large Skipper, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Marbled White, 10 Meadow Brown, 3 Ringlet - Fancott meadow NR (AB,DB)

6 Small Skipper, 4 Large Skipper, 7 Small Tortoiseshell, 0 Marbled White, 4 Gatekeeper, 15 Meadow Brown, 16 Ringlet - Palmers Wood, Old Warden (AC,JC)

1 Small Skipper, 10+ Large Skipper, 4 Large White, 1 White Admiral, 1m Purple Emperor, 4 Red Admiral, 6+ Comma, 2 Silver-washed Fritillary, 1 Gatekeeper, 1+ Meadow Brown, 50+ Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (TR)

6 Large Skipper, 1 Large White, 2 Red Admiral, 3 Comma, 1 Gatekeeper, Present Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (TR)

4 Large Skipper, 2+ Large White, 1+ Small White, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Comma, 2 Silver-washed Fritillary, 2+ Speckled Wood, 1+ Gatekeeper, Present Meadow Brown, Present Ringlet - College Wood (S) (TR)

4 Large Skipper, 2 Large White, 2 Comma, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 1 Speckled Wood, 4 Gatekeeper, Present Meadow Brown, Present Ringlet - College Wood (N) (TR)

1 Small Skipper - Bridleway between Potton Quarry and Golf Course (TR)


5th:
6 Large Skipper, 1 White Admiral, 3 Comma, 1+ Speckled Wood, 50+ Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (TR)

10+ Large Skipper, 2 Large White, 1m Purple Emperor, 2 Red Admiral, 4 Comma, 1+ Meadow Brown, 50+ Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (TR)

1 Large White, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Gatekeeper - Back garden in Beeston (TR)


4th:
3 Silver-washed Fritillary - Maulden Wood SSSI (SR)

1 Small Skipper, 4 Comma, 3 Silver-washed Fritillary - College Wood Northill (AD,GC)

3 Large Skipper, 2 Large White, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma, 1 Speckled Wood, 5 Marbled White, 1 Gatekeeper, 12 Meadow Brown, 75 Ringlet - Linslade Woods (REM)

20 Large Skipper, 20 Large White, 1 Small White, 4 Green-veined White, 5 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 4m Silver-washed Fritillary, 30 Meadow Brown, 40 Ringlet - Potton Wood (AC,BD)

1m Purple Emperor - Private woodland near Tingrith (JR)

1 Red Admiral, 1 Comma, 1 Marbled White - East Hyde wader Scrape- (DA)


3rd:
1 Large Skipper, 1 Large White, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 20 larva Peacock, 3 Ringlet - Ruxox Moat, Flitwick (SR)

3 Small Skipper, 2 Large White, 1 Common Blue, 2 Marbled White, 100 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet - Derek Whites Eggs pit (SB)

1 Purple Emperor - Maulden Wood SSSI (TS)

10 Large Skipper, 3 Green-veined White, 1 White Admiral, 1f Purple Emperor,
2 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Comma, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 8 Speckled Wood, 3 Meadow Brown, 50+ Ringlet at West Wood (TS, DP, JP)


2nd:
4 Large White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 30+ Small Tortoiseshell - St Cuthberts Churchyard Bedford (GC,AD)

5 Small Skipper, 6 Large Skipper, 2 Small White, 1m Purple Hairstreak, 2 White-letter Hairstreak, 2m Purple Emperor, 3 Red Admiral, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Comma, 2 Silver-washed Fritillary, 7 Speckled Wood, 10+ Meadow Brown, 10+ Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (DB)

1 Silver-washed Fritillary - The Lodge RSPB reserve (SB)


1st:
5 Small Skipper, 15 Large Skipper, 3 Large White, 2 Small White, 3 Red Admiral, 20+ Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Comma, 7 Speckled Wood, 8 Marbled White, 5 Meadow Brown, 40+ Ringlet - Sandye Lane, Swineshead-Spanoak Woods (AD,GC)

2 Small/Essex Skipper, 10 Large Skipper, 3 Large White, 1 Red Admiral, 3 Comma, 2m Silver-washed Fritillary, 6 Meadow Brown, 50 Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (AC)

1 Red Admiral, 1 Speckled Wood, 40 Meadow Brown - Ampthill Park (AB,MB)

2 Small Tortoiseshell - Back garden Lower Stondon (AB,MB)

1 Marbled White - Ampthill Park (AB,MB)

2 Small Skipper, 1 Large Skipper, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Speckled Wood, 7 Marbled White, 9 Meadow Brown, 28 Ringlet - Sandhouse Lane local nature reserve (BH,RM)

3 Small Skipper, 8 Large Skipper, 2 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Small/Green-veined White, 1 White Admiral, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Comma, 6m , 2f Silver-washed Fritillary, 7 Speckled Wood, 5 Marbled White, 25 Meadow Brown, 85 Ringlet - Kings Wood at Heath and Reach (BH,RM)




June 2014

(The number of records below for June demonstrates the quantity of records submitted via Adnoto, and why I haven't been able to keep this website updated! I've now semi-automated the generation of this page, so the process is much easier now. I'll reduce the volume of record posted in July to be a representative sub-set of data so that you can see the wood for the trees! Please keep all the records coming though... Thanks, Keith).

30th: 1 Small Skipper, 3 Large Skipper, 1 Large White, 1 Small/Green-veined White, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 11 Marbled White, 7 Meadow Brown, 36 Ringlet - Linslade Woods (REM)
1m Chalkhill Blue - totternhoe, little hills (GB,RK)

29th: 3 , 3m Marbled White - Garden and also John O'Gaunt golf course (SR)
3 Large Skipper, 3 Marbled White, 16 Ringlet - Old Warden Tunnel (AB,DB)

28th: 1 Red Admiral - Toddington, Park Hill (SB)
1 Large Skipper, 5 Meadow Brown, 30 Ringlet - Flitwick Moor (AB)
3 Marbled White, 4 Meadow Brown, 30 Ringlet - Flitwick Moor (AB)
4 Small Skipper, 1 Large Skipper, 1m Common Blue, 1m Marbled White, 40 Meadow Brown, 60 Ringlet - Maulden Heath (SR)
3 Large Skipper, 4 Red Admiral, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Meadow Brown, 12 Ringlet - Maulden Wood SSSI ridesides (SR)
2 Marbled White, 1 Meadow Brown - Buttercup Meadow (AB)
1 Large Skipper, 3 Meadow Brown, 17 Ringlet - Chicksands wood (AB)

27th: 3+ Small Tortoiseshell - Near Cardington (GR)
1 Green-veined White, 18 Ringlet - Deadman's Hill RNR, eastern verge (SR)
1 Small Skipper, 2 Large Skipper, 1 Small/Green-veined White, 1m Gatekeeper, 3 Meadow Brown, 13 Ringlet - Deadman's Hill RNR, western verge, behind fence (SR)
50+ Small Tortoiseshell - Grovebury (REM)
1 Painted Lady - Sharpenhoe clappers (GB)

26th: 1 Small Skipper, 2 Small/Essex Skipper, 7 Large Skipper, 3 Large White, 6 Green-veined White, 2 Small/Green-veined White, 6 Red Admiral, 24 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma, 2 Speckled Wood, 67 Meadow Brown, 119 Ringlet, 4 Small Heath - Myers Farm Quarry and Sheepsbridge Wood, Potton (DOM)
1 Comma, Present Meadow Brown - Shillington (GB)

25th: 8 Large Skipper, 3 Small White, 4 Green-veined White, 5 Red Admiral, 20 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma, 8 Speckled Wood, 18 Marbled White, 26 Meadow Brown, 213 Ringlet - Pegnut Wood, Potton (DOM)
1 Red Admiral - Houghton Conquest (GR)
10+ Large Skipper, 1m Purple Emperor, 3 Red Admiral, 3 Comma, 10+ Speckled Wood, 7 Meadow Brown, 40+ Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (SC)
5 Large Skipper, 2 Brimstone, 3 Small White, 21 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma, 5 Dark Green Fritillary, 2 Speckled Wood, 23 Marbled White, 11 Ringlet, 4 Small Heath - Top end of footpath on Old Barton Pit site (PF)

24th: 29 Small Tortoiseshell, 25 Meadow Brown - Biggleswade Common (DOM)
15 Small White, 51 Small Tortoiseshell - Furzenhall Farm, Biggleswade (DOM)
4 Red Admiral, 108 Small Tortoiseshell - West Sunderland Farm, Biggleswade (DOM)
2 Red Admiral, 32 Small Tortoiseshell - Village Farm, Sutton (DOM)
4 Large Skipper, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 10 Marbled White, 12 Meadow Brown, 15 Ringlet - Stanbridge Meadows NR (REM)
2 Small Skipper, 2 Large Skipper, 1m Common Blue, 5 Marbled White, 6+ Meadow Brown, 6+ Ringlet, 4 Small Heath - Near Houghton House (GR)
20+ Meadow Brown - Near Houghton Conquest (GR)
10+ Meadow Brown - Near Houghton Conquest (GR)
1 Marbled White - nr Newton Bromswold (AD)
3 Small Tortoiseshell - Near King's Wood, Houghton Conquest (GR)
1 Large Skipper, 1m Common Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 14+ Meadow Brown, 3+ Ringlet - Cowslip Meadow, Houghton Conquest (GR)

23rd: 12m Large Skipper, 2m Brimstone, 2m Small White, 4m Common Blue, 6m Small Tortoiseshell, 2m Speckled Wood, 23m Marbled White, 12m Meadow Brown, 15m Ringlet, 6m Small Heath - Upper Sundon Old Pits (PF)
4m Large Skipper, 5m , 2f Common Blue, 1 Painted Lady, 5 Small Tortoiseshell, 2m Dark Green Fritillary, 1 Speckled Wood, 6 Marbled White, 10m , 1f Meadow Brown, 2 Ringlet, 1 Small Heath - Totternhoe Knolls NR (RR,BC)

22nd: 2 Comma, 40 Marbled White, 35 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet - Sharpenhoe Clappers (FK,DK)
3 Small Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 3 Large White, 2 White Admiral, 1 Red Admiral, 3 Comma, 3 Speckled Wood, 30+ Meadow Brown, 3 Ringlet - College Wood, Northill (AD,GC)
2 Large Skipper, 1 White Admiral, 1 Comma, Present Speckled Wood, Present Meadow Brown, 4 Ringlet - College Wood, Northill (TR)
4+ Large Skipper, 1 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 4+ Small Tortoiseshell, 7+ Dark Green Fritillary, 40+ Marbled White, Present Meadow Brown, Present Ringlet, 1 Small Heath - Sharpenhoe Clappers (TR)
1+ Dark Green Fritillary, 4+ Marbled White, Present Meadow Brown - Sharpenhoe Clappers (TR)
4+ Large Skipper, 6+ White-letter Hairstreak, Present Speckled Wood, Present Meadow Brown, Present Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (TR)
2+ Large Skipper, 1 Red Admiral, Present Speckled Wood, Present Meadow Brown, Present Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (TR)
1 Large Skipper, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Marbled White, 3 Meadow Brown, 2 Ringlet - Stockwood Park (AB)
1 Large Skipper, 1 Large White, 9 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 2 Comma, 4 Speckled Wood, 13 Marbled White, 33 Meadow Brown, 19 Ringlet, 1 Small Heath - Deepdale Quarry, disused, Carthagena Road, Potton (DOM)
1+ , 2m Large Skipper, 1+ , 1m , 1f Common Blue, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1+ , 1m , 1f Meadow Brown, 1+ Ringlet - Cowslip Meadow, Houghton Conquest (GR)
Several fly-bys of White Admiral in West Wood. (Note: forestry restrictions on access during weekdays). (KB).

21st: 1 Small/Essex Skipper, 2 Large Skipper, 3 Large White, 4 Red Admiral, 6 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Comma, 9 Speckled Wood, 17 Marbled White, 22 Meadow Brown, 53 Ringlet - Pegnut Wood, Potton (DOM)
6 Common Blue, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Dark Green Fritillary, 1 Speckled Wood, 35 Marbled White, 18 Meadow Brown, 8 Ringlet, 6 Small Heath - Sharpenhoe Clappers (SC)
2 Large Skipper, 1 Red Admiral - Bromham Garden (MS,SS)

20th: 4 Large Skipper, 1 Red Admiral, 8 Meadow Brown - Warden Abbey Vineyard (AB,MB)
1 larva Peacock - Field edge by R Flit (AB,MB)
2 Large Skipper, 1 Small Tortoiseshell - Field edge by R Flit (AB,MB)
6m Large Skipper, 1m Red Admiral, 12m Speckled Wood, 6m Ringlet - Chicksands Woods (PF)
2 Large Skipper, 18 Small Blue, 17 Common Blue, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 30 Marbled White, 37 Meadow Brown, 3 Ringlet - Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (RP)
A Silver-washed Fritillary flitting around at the bottom of the old heath at The Lodge, Sandy (RE, HM, VB, GF)

19th: 1 Painted Lady, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Speckled Wood - Sutton village (DOM)
2 larva Brimstone - Lower Stondon (MGB)
1 Common Blue, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Meadow Brown, 2 Ringlet - Bellows Mill (REM)

18th: 4 Large Skipper, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 6 Speckled Wood, 2 Marbled White, 8 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet, 1 Small Heath - Wigmore Valley park (SC)
1 Large Skipper, 1 Large White, 1 Speckled Wood, 4 Meadow Brown, 3 Ringlet - Linslade Woods (REM)
3m Large Skipper, 1m Brimstone, 2m Small Tortoiseshell, 2m Comma, 12m Meadow Brown - Cottage Bottoms Blow Down's (P)
4 Common Blue, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Marbled White, 10+ Meadow Brown, 2 Ringlet - Houghton House, Glebe Meadows (CG)

17th: 3 Large Skipper, 1m Common Blue, 4 Red Admiral, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 8 Speckled Wood, 17 Meadow Brown, 5 Ringlet - Myers Farm Quarry and Sheepsbridge Wood, Potton (DOM)
6 Large Skipper, 1 Common Blue, 3 Red Admiral, 8 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma, 6 Speckled Wood, 3 Marbled White, 12 Meadow Brown, 4 Ringlet, 1 Small Heath - Deepdale Quarry, disused, Carthagena Road, Potton (DOM)
6 Small Skipper, 4f Brimstone, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 15 Speckled Wood, 4m Meadow Brown - Felmersham Gravel Pits (DK,FK)
1f Brimstone, 1 Common Blue, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Speckled Wood, 4 Meadow Brown - Sundon Chalk quarry (AB)
3 Speckled Wood, 4 Meadow Brown - Near King's Wood, Houghton Conquest (GR)
1 Red Admiral - Near King's Wood, Houghton Conquest (GR)
6 Meadow Brown - Near King's Wood, Houghton Conquest (GR)
2 Large Skipper, 1 Brown Argus, 1f Common Blue, 23 Meadow Brown, 5 Small Heath - Near Houghton House (GR)
1 Painted Lady, 1 Meadow Brown - Near King's Wood, Houghton Conquest (GR)
2 Large Skipper, 6 Common Blue, 7 Speckled Wood, 7 Meadow Brown - Near King's Wood, Houghton Conquest (GR)
1m Brimstone, 1 Small White, 3 Red Admiral, 7 Small Tortoiseshell, 20+ Speckled Wood - Center Parcs to Beckerings Park farm (CG)
4 Dingy Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 1 Green Hairstreak, 5 Small Blue, 1 Duke of Burgundy, 6 Small Heath - Bison Hill, Whipsnade Downs (ds)
1 Dingy Skipper - Little Galley Hill, Luton (ds)

16th: 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Marbled White, 8 Ringlet - Sandhouse Lane LNR (BH,RM)
5 Large Skipper, 13 Speckled Wood, 2 Ringlet - Kings Wood at Heath and Reach (BH,Rm)
4 Ringlet - Dunstable Down (AB)

15th: 2m Large Skipper, 2 Small Blue, 2 Common Blue, 1 Speckled Wood, 2 Meadow Brown - Blows Down Dunstable (REM,DSM)
1m Large Skipper, 1m Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet - Palmer's Wood, clearing, Old Warden (AC,JC)
2 Meadow Brown - Wrest Park, Silsoe (JP)

14th: 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma - Priory Park (DA)

13th: 3 Large Skipper, 6 Common Blue, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 10 Speckled Wood, 2 Marbled White, 17 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Heath - Deepdale Quarry, disused, Carthagena Road, Potton (DOM)
1 Large Skipper, 1 Clouded Yellow, 1 Marbled White, 2 Meadow Brown - MVCP on Callow, by Stewartby Lake (JK,BH)
6m , 2f Brimstone, 2 Small White, 1m Brown Argus, 3m Common Blue, 4m Meadow Brown, 2 Ringlet, 2 Small Heath - Barton Hills NNR (AC)
2 Brown Argus, 4m Common Blue, 6 Meadow Brown - Ledburn Pit (REM)
3 Large Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 1 Green Hairstreak, 16 Common Blue, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Speckled Wood, 4 Marbled White, 30+ Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet, 30+ Small Heath - Along a fence line, Whipsnade Downs (LB)
4 Large Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 2 Brown Argus, Present Common Blue - Sandy Smith Nature Reserve (TR)
2 Large Skipper, 1 Brown Argus, Present Common Blue, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Speckled Wood, 5+ Meadow Brown - Sandy Smith Nature Reserve (TR)
2 Large Skipper - Sandy Smith Nature Reserve (TR)
8+ Large Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 10+ Common Blue, 2 Red Admiral, 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Marbled White, 10+ Meadow Brown, 6+ Small Heath - Rectory Wood, Marston Thrift (TR)
1 Large Skipper, 8 Speckled Wood, 3 Meadow Brown - Marston Thrift Car Park and southern end of main ride (AB,CB)
8 Large Skipper, 1 Small White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 2 Comma, 2 Speckled Wood, 5 Marbled White, 24 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet, 7 Small Heath - Main Ride North and field to the North West of Marston Thrift (AB,CB)
1 Large Skipper, 4 Common Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Speckled Wood, 5 Meadow Brown, 6 Small Heath - Rectory Field and Thrift Way (AB,CB)
1 Painted Lady - Farm Track along ridge between Houghton House and King's Wood (GR)
1m , 1f Brown Argus - Deepdale Quarry, disused, Carthagena Road, Potton (DOM)
5 Black Hairstreak seen at Marston Thrift, the first sightings in Beds since 2011 (IW)

12th: 2 Marbled White - Myers Farm Quarry, Potton (DOM)
1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell - Alwins Field garden (REM)
2 Large Skipper, 2 Brimstone, 2 Common Blue, 5 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Speckled Wood, 7 Meadow Brown, 6 Ringlet, 4 Small Heath - Marston Forest Center (RM)
1 Small Tortoiseshell - Ampthill Garden (DW)
7 Large Skipper, 5 Dingy Skipper, 1m , 2f Brimstone, 2 Large White, 1 Green Hairstreak, 3 Small Blue, 10 Brown Argus, 12 Common Blue, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Speckled Wood, 7 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet, 19 Small Heath - Whipsnade Downs (GH)
1 Speckled Wood - Toddington, Park Hill (SB)

Dark Green Fritillary at Sharpenhoe Clappers (DC).

11th: 4m Large Skipper, 6m Brown Argus, 5m Common Blue, 10 Speckled Wood, 1 Marbled White, 8 Meadow Brown - Strawberry Hill, near Marston Thrift (PF)
1f Brimstone, 1m Brown Argus, 20+m Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 2 Speckled Wood, 5 Meadow Brown, 2 Small Heath - Sharpenhoe Clappers (SC)
1 Large Skipper, 2 Red Admiral, 6 Small Tortoiseshell, 14 Speckled Wood, 4 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Heath - Deepdale Quarry, disused, Carthagena Road, Potton (DOM)
2 Small White, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Speckled Wood - Clifton canal (RM)
1 Green-veined White, 1 Brown Argus, 3 Common Blue, 3 Red Admiral, 18 Speckled Wood, 15 Meadow Brown, 4 Small Heath - Stanford Wood (RM)
1 Large Skipper - Near Wrestlingworth (IW)
1m Brimstone - Near Wrestlingworth (IW)
1 Large Skipper, 1 Small Tortoiseshell - Nature reserve, near Wrestlingworth (IW)
1 Painted Lady - Off Wood lane Willington (GP)
5 Large Skipper, 26 Small Blue, 1m , 1 Common Blue, 1 Meadow Brown - Totternhoe Quarry (JK,SB)
11 Small Blue - Totternhoe Quarry (JK,SB)
4m Large Skipper, 2m Brimstone, 25+ Small Blue, 4m , 1f Common Blue, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Marbled White, 8m Meadow Brown, 1 Small Heath - Kensworth Quarry NR (RR)
5m Large Skipper, 2m Dingy Skipper, 3m Brimstone, 2m Small/Green-veined White, 3f Green Hairstreak, 2m , 1f Common Blue, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 1m Speckled Wood, 3m Meadow Brown, 1m Small Heath - Whipsnade downs. (RR)
2 Small Heath - Pegsdon hills. top fields (GB)

10th: 1 Red Admiral, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Speckled Wood, 3 Meadow Brown - Myers Farm and Sheepsbridge Wood, Potton (DOM)
1 Small Skipper, 1 Large Skipper, 6 Speckled Wood, 1 Meadow Brown - Duck End NR (DW)
1 Small Tortoiseshell - Ouzel Meadows (REM)
1m Brimstone, 2m , 2f Small Blue, 5m , 2f Common Blue, 2 Speckled Wood, 2 Small Heath - Sharpenhoe Clappers (AC)
4 Speckled Wood - Houghton Conquest (GR)
4 Large White, 1 Peacock, 8 Speckled Wood, 1 Meadow Brown - Near King's Wood, Houghton Conquest (GR)
1 Large Skipper, 3 Holly Blue, 2 Meadow Brown, 2 Small Heath - Near King's Wood, Houghton Conquest (GR)
1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Speckled Wood - Near King's Wood, Houghton Conquest (GR)
4m Common Blue, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Heath - Cowslip Meadow, Houghton Conquest (GR)
1 Small Blue - Barton Cutting, near Streatley (ds)

9th: 1 Small Copper, 1 Speckled Wood - Westhay manor area, Shillington (GB)
2 Large Skipper, 1 Small White, 1 Red Admiral, 6 Speckled Wood, 2 Meadow Brown - Myers Farm and Sheepsbridge Wood, Potton (DOM)
1 Large Skipper, 1m Clouded Yellow, 1f Brimstone, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Common Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Speckled Wood - Sandy Smith NR (TM)
6m , 4f Common Blue, 6 Small Tortoiseshell - Houghton Hall Park (PF)
7 , 1m , 1f Small Tortoiseshell - Water Meadows, Langford (AC)

8th: 1m Painted Lady, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Speckled Wood - Bidwell (DG)
1 Green Hairstreak, 1 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Heath - Marston Vale Forest Centre (MH)
2 Large Skipper, 3 Large White, 1 Red Admiral, 5 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Speckled Wood - Near Sandy (PR)
1 Red Admiral - Back garden in Beeston (TR)
1 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Comma, 8+ Speckled Wood - College Wood (TR)
3 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 20+ Speckled Wood - Chicksands Wood (TR)
4+ Speckled Wood - Chicksands Wood (TR)
9 Brimstone, 4 Speckled Wood - Iknield way (AB,DB)
2 Brimstone, 2 Large White, 3 Small Blue, 1 Common Blue - Galley Hill (AB,DB)
1 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 1f Orange Tip, 1 Small Tortoiseshell - Warden Hills (AB,DB)
4 Small/Green-veined White, 3m , 1f Common Blue, 1m Marbled White, 3m Meadow Brown - Road verge of A507 the Stotfold bypass. (RR)
1 Large Skipper, 8 Dingy Skipper, 3 Grizzled Skipper, 3 Brimstone, 4 Large White, 1 Green Hairstreak, 5 Brown Argus, 8 Common Blue, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Speckled Wood, 6 Small Heath - Whipsnade Downs (CW)
4 Large Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 1 Meadow Brown - Blunham Meadows (DOM)
Present Small White, 1 Brown Argus, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell - Higham gobion area (GB,PB)
2+ Small White, 1 Brown Argus, 2+ Common Blue, 1 Peacock, 2+ Meadow Brown - Higham gobion area (GB,PB)
1 Large Skipper, 1 Speckled Wood - Higham gobion area (GB,PB)
3 larva Orange Tip - Shillington (GB,PB)
1 Brimstone, 3 larva Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell - Cople (SH)
4 larva Orange Tip, 1 Speckled Wood - Cople Wood, Water End, Cople (SH,EC)
1 Large Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 2f , 3 larva Brimstone, 1 larva Purple Hairstreak, 1 Red Admiral, 3 Speckled Wood, 1 Small Heath - Marston Vale CP (AB,MB)
2 Large Skipper - Flitton Moor (AB,MB)
4 Large Skipper, 3m Common Blue, 1 Speckled Wood - Duck End NR (AB,MB)
1 larva Small Tortoiseshell - Marston Vale CP (AB,MB)
1 larva Small Tortoiseshell - Flitton Moor (AB,MB)

7th: 1m Brimstone, 1 Small Blue, 2 Brown Argus, 20+ Common Blue - Sharpenhoe Clappers (TR)
2 Brown Argus, 2 Small Tortoiseshell - Sandy Smith Nature Reserve (TR)
1 Speckled Wood - Sharpenhoe Clappers (TR)
1 Large Skipper, 2 Brimstone, 3 Common Blue, 3 Speckled Wood - Stopsley Common (AB,DB)
1 Red Admiral, 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Small Heath - RSPB Sandy (PF)

6th: 1 Large Skipper, 1 Large White, 1 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 14 Speckled Wood, 1 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Heath - Sheepsbridge Wood and Myers Farm Quarry, Potton (DOM)
13 Grizzled Skipper, 2 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 1 Brown Argus, 50+ Common Blue, 2 Meadow Brown, 3 Small Heath - Twinwoods Road Clapham (AD,GC)
1 Painted Lady, 1 Speckled Wood - Linslade garden (REM)
1 Large Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 1 Small Heath - Thurleigh airfield (GB)
2 Large Skipper, 6 Dingy Skipper, 5 Brimstone, 3 Small White, 2 Green Hairstreak, 1 Small Copper, 71 , 2 Small Blue, 71 , 1 Common Blue, 3 Small Tortoiseshell - Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (RP,RK)
1 Small Copper - Working Woodland Centre (SR)
1 Small Blue, 1 Common Blue, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Speckled Wood - Fields back of Bushmead Estate and Lower Warden Hills (JG)

5th: 7 Small Heath - Route51 to Holcot Wood (AB,BC,RR)
1 Large Skipper, 2 Grizzled Skipper, 4 , 3m , 1f Common Blue, 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Small Heath - Between Hulcot Wood and Reynolds Wood (AB,BC,RR)
4 Common Blue, 1 Meadow Brown - Bromham Lake Nature Reserve (AD,GC)
1 Dingy Skipper, 12 Common Blue - Thurleigh, Thurleigh Road T junction (AD,GC)
2 Red Admiral - Maulden Wood SSSI (SR)
3 Dingy Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 2 Green Hairstreak, 63 Small Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 14 Common Blue, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Small Heath - Totternhoe Quarry (RM)
1 Red Admiral, 4 Speckled Wood - Stanford Wood (DOM,JOS)
1 Large White, 10 Speckled Wood - Chicksands Wood (DOM,JOS)
1 larva Orange Tip, 13 larva Small Tortoiseshell - Cranfield University site (AB,MB)
3 Speckled Wood, 1 Small Heath - Sandhouse Lane NR (REM,EM)
1 Large Skipper - Linslade Woods (REM)
1 Brown Argus, 1 Common Blue, 5 , 3m , 2f Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 5 Small Heath - Marston Thrift to Hulcot Wood (AB,BC,RR)
2 Large Skipper, 1 Dingy Skipper, 3 Grizzled Skipper, 1 Small White, 3 Green Hairstreak, 2 Brown Argus, 26 Common Blue, Present larva Small Tortoiseshell, 1 , Present larva Peacock - Route51 to Holcot Wood (AB,BC,RR)

4th: 1 Holly Blue, 1 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Heath - Rectory Wood (BC,AB)
1 Small Copper, 1 Speckled Wood - Sandhouse Lane NR (REM)

3rd: 1 Red Admiral - Eversholt Millenium Pond (JP)
1 Speckled Wood - The Lodge Sandy (FK,DK)
Present Brimstone, Present Small White, Present Green-veined White, Present Common Blue, Present Speckled Wood - Wellhead CWS Dunstable (GB)
1m Common Blue, 5 Speckled Wood - DENR, Maulden (DW)
4 Dingy Skipper, 2 Green Hairstreak, 1 Small Copper, 4 Brown Argus, 2 Common Blue, 2 Duke of Burgundy - Whipsnade Downs (PF)

2nd: 1 Red Admiral, 10 Speckled Wood - Pegnut Wood, Potton (DOM)
4 Large White, 4 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Orange Tip, 1 Red Admiral, 48 Speckled Wood - Chicksands wood (RM)
1 Large Skipper, 1 Dingy Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 1 Large White, 9 Common Blue, 10 Small Heath - Shocott spring (RM)
5 Small Tortoiseshell - Track between A507 and Ruxox Moat, (SR)
1 Speckled Wood - Ruxox Moat (SR)
1 Green-veined White - Ruxox Moat (SR)
1m , 3f , 1 larva Brimstone, 1f Small Blue, 12m Common Blue, 3 Small Heath - Sharpenhoe Clappers (AC,BD)
1 larva Peacock - Ruxox Moat, Flitwick (SR)

1st: 1 Large White, 1 Green-veined White - Myers Farm Quarry, Potton (DOM)
3 Brown Argus, 7 Common Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Small Heath - Barton Spring (AB,DB)
1 Dingy Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 2 Orange Tip - Barton Old Quarry (AB,DB)
1 Small Copper, 8 Speckled Wood - Myers Farm Quarry, Potton (DOM)
1m Common Blue, 1 Speckled Wood - Linslade Woods (REM,DSM)
1f Orange Tip, 1 Peacock - Back garden in Beeston (TR)
4 Brimstone, 1 Orange Tip - Barton Spring (AB,DB)




May 2014

29th: 1 Dingy Skipper, 1m Brimstone, 1 Small Blue, 3 Common Blue at Totternhoe (REM, GD).

25th:1 Large Skipper, 2 Dingy Skipper, 1m Orange Tip, 2 Small Copper, 5 Brown Argus, 6 Common Blue at Sandy Smith NR (KB).
1m Brimstone, 1m, 2 larva Orange Tip, 2 Brown Argus, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 4 Speckled Wood (RR, SC).
1 Dingy Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 32 Small Blue in Totternhoe Quarry (SB,JK).
1 fresh-looking Red Admiral in Linslade (REM, DSM).
1 Painted Lady in arable fields near Stopsley (LJ,VJ).

24th: 1 Small Blue and 4 Common Blue in Houghton Regis Chalk pit (RP).
About a dozen Small Blue at Totternhoe Quarry (AM).
4 Small Blue on Sharpenhoe Clappers (AM).

23rd: 1 Red Admiral on John O'Gaunt golf club, Potton (ST).

21st: 3 Dingy Skipper in Totternhoe Knolls little hills (SB).
Brimstones, 1 Small Copper, 20+ Small Blue, 1 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Speckled Wood in Barley Brow, near Sewell (GB).
2 Green Hairstreak in Suncote Pit, Dunstable (GB).
8 Dingy Skipper, 6m Brimstone, 2m Orange Tip, 5 Green Hairstreak, 30+ Small Blue, 9 Common Blue in Totternhoe Quarry (RM).

20th: 1 Dingy Skipper, 2 Brimstone, 1 Brown Argus, 8 Common Blue, 1 Small Heath at Knocking Hoe (SP).

19th: 11 Dingy Skipper, 4m,3f Brimstone, 2 Orange Tip, 12 Green Hairstreak, 1 Brown Argus, 11 Duke of Burgundy, 1 Small Heath on Whipsnade Downs (AC,BD).
44m,4f Duke of Burgundy, 20 Green Hairstreak, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 47 Dingy Skipper, 9 Orange Tip, 2 Brown Argus, 4 Common Blue, 2 Small Heath, 4 Large White, 2 Green-veined White, 2 Peacock, 1 Small Copper, 4 Grizzled Skipper on Whipsnade Downs (MO,JP, SW).
2 Brimstone, 11 Large White, 2 Small White, 4 Orange Tip, 1 Red Admiral, 5 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 1 Speckled Wood around Clifton canal (RM).
1 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 4 Orange Tip, 1 Green Hairstreak, 5 Brown Argus, 3 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 2 Speckled Wood, 3 Small Heath at Sandhouse Lane NR (JR).

17th: 1 Dingy Skipper, 1 Green-veined White, 1m,1f Common Blue, 1 Peacock in Ledburn Pit (REM).
10+ Brimstone, 4 Large White, 1f Orange Tip, 1 Green Hairstreak and 1 Speckled Wood at Sharpenhoe Clappers (AC,RC,YC).
7 Brimstone, 5 Large White, 5 Small White, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Peacock in Maulden Wood (AC,RC,YC).

16th: 8 Dingy Skipper, 12 Grizzled Skipper, 4 Brimstone, 2 Green-veined White, 5 Orange Tip, 20+ Green Hairstreak, 1 Small Copper, 7 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 14 Small Heath on the chalk scarp inside Whipsnade Zoo (LB,CT).

15th: Brown Argus, Common Blue and Small Heath at Knocking Hoe NNR (GB).
1 Dingy Skipper, 1m Brimstone, 1m Orange Tip, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock at Sandhouse Lane NR (REM).
67 Dingy Skipper, 15 Grizzled Skipper, 27 Brimstone, 5 Large White, 6 Small White, 4 Orange Tip, 41 Green Hairstreak, 1 Small Blue, 2 Brown Argus, 26 Duke of Burgundy, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock, 2 Small Heath on Whipsnade Downs (RM).
1 Small Copper in Maulden Wood (SR).
30+ Duke of Burgundy, 20 Green Hairstreak, 10 Dingy Skipper, 10 Grizzled Skipper, 1 Peacock, 4m Orange Tip, 3m Brimstone on Whipsnade Downs (JP).
20 Dingy Skipper, 6 Grizzled Skipper, 4m,2f Brimstone, 5m Orange Tip, 45 Green Hairstreak, 1m Common Blue, 16 Duke of Burgundy, 2 Peacock, 3 Small Heath on Whipsnade Downs (TW).

14th: 1m Brimstone, 1 Green-veined White, 2m Orange Tip, 1m,1f Common Blue, 2 Peacock in Ledburn Pit (REM).
23 Large White, 8 Green-veined White, 3 Orange Tip, 3 Brown Argus, 2 Red Admiral, 7 Peacock, 2 Comma, 3 Speckled Wood in Stanford Wood (RM).
30+ Dingy Skipper, 4 Grizzled Skipper, 10+ Brimstone, 1 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 2 Orange Tip, 50+ Green Hairstreak, 14 Duke of Burgundy, 1 Peacock at Whipsnade Downs (EU).

10th: 8 Large White, 2 Small White, 1 Holly Blue, 2 Red Admiral, 2 Speckled Wood in Stanford Wood (RM).
1m Brimstone, 3 Green-veined White, 4m,1f Orange Tip, 1 Small Blue, 1 Speckled Wood in Sewell Cutting (MH).
1 Dingy Skipper, 4m,1f Duke of Burgundy in Totternhoe Quarry (TR).

7th: 2 Brimstone, 2m,1f Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue in Biggleswade (CS,GS).

6th: 1 Dingy Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 1 Brown Argus and 1 Duke of Burgundy on Whipsnade Downs (GB).
8 Dingy Skipper, 5 Grizzled Skipper, 50 Green Hairstreak, 11 Duke of Burgundy on Whipsnade Downs (RM).

5th: 20+ Dingy Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange Tip, 30+ Green Hairstreak, 4 Duke of Burgundy at Bison Hill (SC,AC).
4 Dingy Skipper, 4 Brimstone, 1 Small Copper, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Peacock, 1 Small Heath at Sharpenhoe Clappers (CH).
A White-letter Hairstreak larva beaten from elm in Chicksands Wood (AM,MB).
16 Dingy Skipper, 12 Brimstone, 1 Green-veined White, 2m Orange Tip, 6 Green Hairstreak, 3 Duke of Burgundy, 2 Peacock, 1 Speckled Wood in Totternhoe Quarry (PB) 4th:

4 Dingy Skipper, 2 Green-veined White, 7m,1f Orange Tip, 5 Small Tortoiseshell, 8+ Peacock at Sandr Smith NR (TR).
3 Dingy Skipper, 13m,3f Brimstone, 8m Orange Tip, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Peacock at Barton Hills (MH).

3rd: 2 Dingy Skipper, 1m Brimstone in Marston Vale Country Park (MH).
1 Green Hairstreak at Sharpenhoe Clappers (SC).
5 Dingy Skipper, 5m Brimstone, 2 Small White, 3m Orange Tip, 2 Green Hairstreak, 4 Duke of Burgundy, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock in Totterhnoe Old Quarry (MA).


April 2014

30th: 4 Dingy Skipper, 3 Brimstone, 2 Large White, 1 Small White, 2 Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue, 6 Peacock in Houghton Regis chalk pit (RP).
Grizzled Skipper, Dingy Skipper, Duke of Burgundy and Green Hairstreak all flying on Whipsnade Downs (DC,GH).
7 Dingy Skipper, 31 Brimstone, 3 Large White, 7 Orange Tip, 19 Green Hairstreak, 5 Duke of Burgundy, 5 Small Tortoiseshell, 9 Peacock, 2 Speckled Wood on Dunstable Downs (RM).

29th: 1 Green Hairstreak in Houghton Regis chalk pit (RP).

26th: 2m Orange Tip, 2 Duke of Burgundy, 3 Peacock and 1 Comma in Totternhoe Quarry (TR).

24th: 1 Small White, 1 Orange Tip, 2 Peacock and 2 Speckled Wood in Linslade Woods (REM).

23rd: 3 Green-veined White plus a pair, 4m,1f Orange Tip plus a pair, 1 Red Admiral, 5 Peacock plus a pair, 13 Speckled Wood at Myers road quarry Potton (DOM).
2m Orange Tip, 2 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell at Keysoepark Wood (RB).
1 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell in Lady Wood (RB).
2m Brimstone and 3 Duke of Burgundy in Totternhoe Quarry (SB).

22nd: 1m Brimstone, 2m Orange Tip, 5 Green Hairstreak, 1 Peacock plus 3 unidentified whites on Whipsnade Downs (TR).

21st: 1 Grizzled Skipper, 2m Brimstone, 1m Orange Tip, 1 Green Hairstreak inside Whipsnade Zoo (LB,CT).
3 Green-veined White, 5m Orange Tip, 2 Duke of Burgundy, 5 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Peacock in Totternhoe Quarry (KS,SS).
1 Grizzled Skipper, 1 Green Hairstreak, 1 Duke of Burgundy, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Orange Tip, Speckled Wood and Brimstone on Whipsnade Downs (JB).

19th: 1m Orange Tip, 1m Duke of Burgundy, 2 Small Tortoiseshell on a cool day at Totternhoe Quarry (DM).

18th: 1 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Peacock and 3 Speckled Wood on Totternhoe Knolls (SB,SK).
1m Orange Tip, 1 Duke of Burgundy, 5 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Speckled Wood in Totternhoe old quarry (MA).

17th: 2 Brimstone, 1m Orange Tip, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma and 1 Speckled Wood around Thrift Wood, Silsoe (GB).

16th: 6 Grizzled Skipper, 11 Brimstone, 2 Large White, 9 Small/Green-veined Whites, 5 Orange Tip, 1 Green Hairstreak, 15 Small Tortoiseshell, 17 Peacock on Dunstable Downs (RM).
1 Green Hairstreak at Knocking Hoe (GB).
2m Brimstone, 1m Orange Tip, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock near Stanbridge Wood (JP).
The first Duke of Burgundy sighted at Totternhoe Quarry (RK).

15th: 1 Green-veined White, 6 Peacock, 2 Comma, 3 Speckled Wood in King's Wood, Heath and Reach (BH,REM).
1m Brimstone, 4m Orange Tip, 4 Peacock, 1 Speckled Wood in Sandhouse Lane NR (BH,REM).

14th: 9m,3f Brimstone, 2 small/green-veined Whites, 3m Orange Tip, 8 Small Tortoiseshell and 3 Peacock in Sewell Cutting (WP).
1 Holly Blue in Potton (DOM).
4m Brimstone, 1 Large White, 2 Green-veined White, 2m Orange Tip, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 6 Peacock, 1 Comma and 2 Speckled Wood in Linslade Woods (REM).
1 Brimstone, 2 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 3m,1f Orange Tip, 1 Red Admiral, 11 Small Tortoiseshell, 19 Peacock, 5 Comma, 2 Speckled Wood in Stanford Wood (RM).

13th: 2 Green Hairstreaks seen in the hawthorn scrub at Marston Vale Millennium Country Park today. No sign of Dingy or Grizzled Skippers yet though (KB).
1 Holly Blue in a Caldecote garden (DK).

12th: 1 Speckled Wood in Chicksands Wood (AB,MB).

10th: 1 Brimstone, 3 Holly Blue and 1 Peacock in a Bedford garden (AD,GC).
3m,1f Brimstone, 4m,1f Orange Tip and 7 Small Tortoiseshell at Broom Gravel Pits (DK,FK).

9th: The first Large White, together with a Small White in a Dunstable garden (GH).
1 Green-veined White, 1 Orange Tip and 5+ Peacock on the county boundary near Gamlingay (DOM).
1 Brimstone, 5 Small White, 1 Red Admiral, 10 Small Tortoiseshell, 65 Peacock(!) and 4 Comma in/near Stanford wood, the peacocks making good use of the Oil seed rape field (RM).
3 Brimstone, 1m Orange Tip, 1 Peacock on track near Pegsdon Common farm (GB).
1 Orange Tip, 3m Brimstone, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 4 Peacock at Sandy Smith NR (JP).

8th: 1 Green-veined White, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 8 Peacock, 1 Comma and 1 Speckled Wood at Myers rd disused quarry, Potton (DOM).
1 Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue and 1 Speckled Wood seen during lunchtime walk at Priory CP (JU,KB).

5th: 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock and 1 Comma in Flitton Moor (AB,MB).

3rd: 3 Brimstone, 3 Small Tortoiseshell and approx 17 Peacock whizzing around Knocking Hoe (GB).

2nd: 1 Orange Tip, 1 Peacock and 1 Comma in a Biggleswade garden (RR).
5 Brimstone, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 6 Peacock on Dunstable Downs (RM).
1 Holly Blue in a Blunham garden (TS).
1 Small White on John O'Gaunt golf course (ST).

1st: 1 Brimstone, 1 male Orange Tip and 1 Small Tortoiseshell in Flint's Wood (JP).
1 male Orange Tip in a Bedford garden (JP).
1 female Orange Tip on the Old Warden Tunnel transect (KB).


March 2014

31st: 14,292 Bedfordshire butterfly records for 2013 were sent this evening to Butterfly Conservation for the national BNM database. This is a record total! Thank you to everyone that submitted records. Please continue to submit them throughout 2014, not matter how "ordinary" they may seem as we want the database to show that common species were indeed common and widespread. Adnoto is a very easy way to submit records HERE.

1 Small White, 6 Small Tortoiseshell and 14 Peacock in Clifton village (RM).
1 Red Admiral, 9 Small Tortoiseshell and 14 Peacock in Stanford Wood (RM).

29th: 1 Brimstone, 1 Small White and 1 Peacock in a Clifton garden (RM).
2 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Peacock in Leighton Buzzard (AW).
1 male Brimstone in Eggington (AW).
5 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 1 Holly Blue, 2 Peacock and 1 Comma in a Bedford garden (AD,GC).
7m,2f Brimstone, 15 Small Tortoiseshell, 7 Peacock and 1 Comma at Dunstable STW (AW).
6m Brimstone, 9 Small Tortoiseshell, 11 Peacock, 1 Comma and 1 Speckled Wood at Mowsbury Hill (KB).
1m Brimstone, 3 Small Tortoiseshell and 20 Peacock at Priory Country Park (KB).

28th: A Peacock basking/shivering at Dunstable STW (AW).

24th: 3 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma in Stanford Wood (RM).
2 Peacock in Clifton Park (RM).

21st: The first Small White and 2 Small Tortoiseshell on the Greensand ridge near Houghton House (CG).

20th: 2 Small Tortoiseshell in Wyboston (RL).

16th: The first report of Holly Blue, from a Bedford garden, together with a Peacock and Comma (AD,GC).
Also the first report of Green-veined White, at Beeston (JD,DG).
1 Brimstone, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Peacock and 1 Comma in Clifton Park (RM).
3 Brimstone, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Peacock and 1 Comma at Bide - a -while by River Lea, Luton (AB,DB).
3 Brimstone, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock and 2 Comma at Fallow Fields by River Lea, Luton (AB,DB).
2 Brimstone, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock, 1 Comma and 1 Speckled Wood in a Renhold garden (EW,AW).
1 Peacock at the Riddy, which showed up on a video trail camera (RL).
9 male Brimstone, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Peacock, 4 Comma in Linslade Woods (REM,DM).
1 Brimstone, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 8+ Peacock, 10+ Comma in Chicksands Wood (JF).

15th: A Comma in Bromham (MS).
2 Small Tortoiseshell by the Clifton canal (RM).
4 Red Admiral, 4 Peacock and 8 Comma in Stanford Wood (RM).

14th: 5 Peacock, 3 Comma and 1 Small Tortoiseshell in Sandy Smith NR (SR).
3 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock and 2 Comma in Priory Country Park, Bedford (JS).
1 Small Tortoiseshell at All Saints Church Leighton Buzzard (REM).

13th: A Small Tortoiseshell at Bromham Church (MS).
A Small Tortoiseshell on Totternhoe Knolls (SB).
1 Peacock on Sandy Heath (DOM).
3m,2f Brimstone, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock in Potton (DOM).
4 Small Tortoiseshell at Broom Gravel Pits (DOM).

12th: A Small Tortoiseshell in Maulden Woods (SR).

10th: A Small Tortoiseshell sheltering in a Toddington garage (JP).

9th: Another cracking day...
A Speckled Wood photographed at The Lodge feeding on Pieris (JOS). [This beats the previous earliest sighting on 24/03/1999 by a long way! - KB].
Another Speckled Wood in Shillington, together with 1m,1f Brimstone and 2 Peacock (PB).
2m Brimstone and 2 Peacock in Uppder Caldecote (DK).
2m Brimstone, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Peacock in a Wootton garden (DA).
11m, 1f Brimstone, 9 Small Tortoiseshell, 13 Peacock, 7 Comma in Linslade New Woods (BH,JK,BH).
3 Brimstone and a Small Tortoiseshell in Lower Stondon, a female Brimstone along Arlesey Road Stotfold and then an afternoon walk round Stotfold Mill Meadows NR resulted in 8 Small Tortoiseshell, 6 Peacock, 2 Comma and 1 Brimstone (AB,MB)
Several Brimstones flying in a Studham garden today and one mating pair under an ivy leaf (CB).
4+ Peacock and 4+ Comma in Potton Wood (TR).
1 Small Tortoiseshell and 4 Peacock in a Beeston garden (TR).
13m, 1f Brimstone, 8 Small Tortoiseshells, 6 Peacock and 1 Comma around Colmworth; 9 Small Tortoiseshells, 7 Peacock, 1 Brimstone and 1 Comma at Mowsbury Hill. Plus a load of brimstones while travelling. 53 butterflies in total! (KB)
Approx 20 Brimstone, 5 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Peacock and 1 Comma in Linslade Woods (JK,BH).
Several male Brimstone and 3+ Small Tortoiseshell, and 11 Peacocks all at once in a Clifton garden (AO).
2 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Peacock in a Leighton Buzzard garden (AW).
12m,1f Brimstone, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock2, 5 Commas at Myers Farm Quarry, Potton (DOM).
2m Brimstone, 2 Small Tortoiseshells, 1 Peacock in Potton (DOM).
3 Brimstone, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Peacock and 1 Comma in Dallow Rd, Luton (WR).
6m,2f Brimstone, 5 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Peacock in Maulden Woods and village (CG).

8th: A Comma in Sandy Smith NR (KB).

7th: A really nice day...
4 Brimstones and 1 Peacock in Maulden Wood (SR).
1 Brimstone and 1 Small Tortoiseshell in Flitwick (CG).
5 Brimstones at Sandhouse Lane NR (JC).
1 Comma in Linslade Woods and another Brimstone in Linslade (REM).
At least 4 Brimstones in Rokum Hole near Barton (GB).
Maybe 7 Brimstones and 2 Small Tortoiseshells in Henry Smith Park, Potton, 45 minutes after the sun came out at 11:35 this morning (DOM).
A male Brimstone in Upper Caldecote (FK).
Male and female Brimstones flying together on John O'Gaunt golf course (DK,DN)
2 male Brimstones at Wardhedges in early afternoon (LC).
A Brimstone in a Bedford garden (PW).

5th: A Peacock in a Linslade garden (MS).
A Brimstone in Clifton (AO).

4th: A Small Tortoiseshell was flying in Sharnbrook (SR).

3rd: A Small Tortoiseshell was seen at The Lodge today (KM,EB,EA).


February 2014

26th: A male Brimstone and 2 Small Tortoiseshells at Myers Farm, Potton at lunchtime today (DOM).
A Small Tortoiseshell seen in a Rothschild Road, Linslade garden (REM).

25th: A male Brimstone flying in Elm Grove, Toddington at 11am today (JP).

24th: A Brimstone at large in east Dunstable (PF).
A male Brimstone watched by a family of four in a garden in Bromham (MS,SS,LS,ES).
Another Brimstone flying in a Stopsley back garden (GH,RH).

22nd: A male Brimstone was observed feeding on winter flowering Clematis in Pulloxhill (TR).

16th: A female Brimstone was seen in Wootton (DA).
A Small Tortoiseshell spied in Clifton park (RM).
Another Brimstone was seen in Leighton Buzzard (MB).
A Peacock flying along the cycle track near Priory County Park (DK,FK).

8th: A Small Tortoiseshell seen on a golf course near Potton (ST).

7th: A Red Admiral was seen on a farm near Potton (DOM).

3rd: A Red Admiral was sheltering from the wind on on a farm near Biggleswade (DOM).

2nd: A Peacock was seen in fields near Shillington at noon (LB,DK,PB).
A Brimstone was seen flying over lawns at Wrest Park at 1pm (BC).


January 2014

25th: The first Peacock of the year, in a Beeston back garden at midday (TR).

22nd: The first butterfly reports of the year; a Small Tortoiseshell in Bedford (AD) and another outside Leighton Buzzard multi-storey carpark, chased by a Pied Wagtail (unsuccessfully) (AW).