Bedfordshire Sightings 2015




To see monthly species totals thoughout the year click HERE



December 2015

31st:
1 Red Admiral - Clifton (RM)


29th:
1 Red Admiral - Flying in paddocks near Coopers Close, Sandy (PN,NC)

1 Small Tortoiseshell - Bedfordshire golf club, Stagsden (DP)


28th:
1 Small Tortoiseshell - Front garden, Dunstable (JP,WP)

1 Red Admiral - Clifton (RM)


16th:
1m Brimstone - Langford (AC)


2nd:
1 Small Tortoiseshell - Stotfold Mill (PC)

1 Comma - Fenlake Meadows, Bedford (DOM)




November 2015

12th:
2 Holly Blue - Next to Star rowing club Bedford, on some bushes (EW)

1 Comma - Back garden in Stotfold (PC)


11th:
1 Red Admiral - The Cock Public House, Broom (FK,DK)


1st:
1m Brimstone - Marston Thrift main ride (KB,AB)

1 Red Admiral - Back garden in Beeston (TR)

4 Red Admiral - Overend Green Farm (BH,JK)

1 Red Admiral - Fenlake Meadows, Bedford (DOM)

1m Brimstone - Field near wood, Renhold (EW)




October 2015

31st:
1 Comma - Linslade garden (REM,DSM)

1 Red Admiral - All Saints Church Leighton Buzzard (REM,DSM)


27th:
1 Small Copper - Myers Farm, Potton (DOM)

1 Red Admiral - Tiddenfoot WP (REM)

1 Comma - Pegnut Wood, Potton (DOM)

1 Painted Lady - Maulden garden (CG)


26th:
1m Clouded Yellow - Hatley Road, Potton (DOM)


25th:
1 Red Admiral - Linslade garden (REM)


22nd:
1 Red Admiral - Ledburn Pit (REM)

1 Small White - Harrowden, Bedford, Bedfordshire (DOM)


20th:
1 Small Copper - Biggleswade Common (RL)


15th:
1 Red Admiral - Grand Union Canal Linslade (REM)

1 Red Admiral - Linslade Woods (REM)


14th:
1 Speckled Wood - Linslade Woods (REM)


12th:
1 Comma, 1 Speckled Wood - Sandhouse Lane NR (REM)


10th:
1 Small Copper, 1 Comma - Myers Farm, Potton (DOM)


9th:
1m Brimstone, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral - Cockayne Hatley (IW)


6th:
1 Clouded Yellow, 1 Green-veined White - Field north of Pussy Pond, Flitwick (JP)

1 Small White, 1 Red Admiral - Pegnut Wood, Potton (DOM)


2nd:
7 Speckled Wood - Linslade New Woods (BH,RM)

7 Small Copper - Sandy Heath (GB,PB)


1st:
1 Comma, 2 Speckled Wood - Wet grassland - Dropshort Marsh (CLB)




September 2015

29th:
1 Large White, 2 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Comma, 1 Speckled Wood - Duck End NR (DW)

1 Comma, 2 Speckled Wood - Sandhouse Lane NR (REM)

1 Comma - Wet meadow - Fancott (CLB)

2 Speckled Wood - Mowsbury Hill (KB)


28th:
1 Small Copper - Newly-seeded roadside verge by Kidney Wood, Luton (CLB)


27th:
1 Small Tortoiseshell - Stopley garden (CLB)

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


25th:
8 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 4 Comma - Priory Country Park (JS)

2 Comma - Begwary Brook NR (CLB)

1 Small White, 3 Red Admiral - Ledburn Pit (REM)


24th:
2 Small White, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Comma, 1 Speckled Wood - Ledburn Pit - Tiddenfoot WP (REM)


23rd:
4 Small/Green-veined White, 14 Comma, 20 Speckled Wood - Chicksands Wood (JS)

1 Comma, 7 Speckled Wood - Marston Vale Millennium Country Park (FK,DK)


20th:
2 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady - Garden in Upper Caldecote (DK)

1 Small Copper - The Lodge , Old Heath. (SC,AC)

1 Large White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Comma - The Lodge, Gardens. (SC,AC)

1 Comma - Ouzel Meadows, Linslade (REM,DSM)

1 Comma, 1 Speckled Wood - Duck End NR (DW)

1 Comma, 1 Speckled Wood - Stevington Country Way (KB)


19th:
2 Small White, 2 Red Admiral - Back garden in Beeston (TR)

1 Small White - Ampthill garden (DW)


18th:
5 Red Admiral - Garden in Upper Caldecote (DK,FK)


17th:
4 Small Copper, 3m Common Blue, 1 Comma, 3 Small Heath - Maulden Heath (SR,TS)


12th:
2 Small White, 7 Small Copper, 2 Brown Argus, 4 Red Admiral, 1 Comma, 1 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Heath - The Lodge, Sandy - Gatehouse and Ridge Trail (TR)

1 Holly Blue, 2 Red Admiral - The Lodge, Sandy - Gardens (TR)

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

1 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 2 Common Blue, 2 Red Admiral, 3 Speckled Wood, 2 Meadow Brown - Mowsbury Hill (KB)


11th:
2 Small White, 7 Common Blue, 43 Chalkhill Blue, 14 Meadow Brown - Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (RP)


10th:
1 Red Admiral - Sandy station (TR)

3 Large White, 1, 1f Small White, 1 Small Copper, 3m, 1f Common Blue, 1 Comma, 3 Speckled Wood - Ledburn Pit (REM)


8th:
1f Common Blue, 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Small Heath - Sandhouse Lane NR (REM)


6th:
1m Small White, 1 Speckled Wood - Stopsley garden (CLB)

1 Small Tortoiseshell - Stopsley garden (CLB)

2 Green-veined White, 1f Brown Argus, 2m Common Blue, 2f Chalkhill Blue, 25 Meadow Brown, 3 Small Heath - Knocking Hoe NNR (MH)

4 Small White, 15 Small Copper, 2 Brown Argus, 1m Common Blue, 1 Holly Blue, 3 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma, 2 Meadow Brown, 4 Small Heath - The Lodge, Sandy - Gatehouse and Ridge Trail (TR)

5 Small White, 7 Small Copper, 1m Common Blue, 1 Holly Blue, 2 Small Heath - Sandy Heath between quarry and Potton Road (TR)

1f Brimstone, 5 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Peacock - Wigmore (SC)

1 Clouded Yellow - B660 near wilden turn (AD,GC)

4 Large White, 4 Holly Blue - Bedford garden (AD,GC)

1 Large White, 1 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 8 Speckled Wood, 1 Gatekeeper - Linslade Woods (REM,DSM)

1 Small/Green-veined White, 16 Speckled Wood - Center Parcs bridleway (CG)

1 Speckled Wood - Shillington garden (GB)


5th:
2 Large White, 4 Small White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell - Back garden in Beeston (TR)

2 Holly Blue - Linslade garden (REM,DSM)


4th:
1 Painted Lady - Church Path, Sandy (TR)


2nd:
7m Common Blue, 4 Speckled Wood, 3 Small Heath - Wigmore valley park (SC,AC)

3 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock - Wigmore, Luton (SC,AC)


1st:
1 Large White, 2 Small White, 1m, 1f Common Blue, 1 Meadow Brown - Sandy Heath transmitter area (TR)

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




August 2015

29th:
1m Brimstone, 5 Large White, 7 Small Copper, 1 Brown Argus, 5 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 4 Meadow Brown - The Lodge, Sandy - Gatehouse and Ridge Trail (TR)

1 Large White, 1m, 1f Common Blue - The Lodge, Sandy - Old heath (TR)

2, 12 larva Large White, 3, 4 larva Small White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell - Back garden in Beeston (TR)

1 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Speckled Wood - All Saints Church Leighton Buzzard (REM,DSM)


28th:
1m Brimstone, 2m Large White, 3m Small White, 5m Small/Green-veined White, 1 Small Copper, 3 Brown Argus, 7m, 3f Common Blue, 6 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 2 Speckled Wood - Ledburn Road Sand Pit (BH,RM)

1 Speckled Wood - John 'O Gaunt Golf Club - Carthegena Course (DK)


27th:
1 Green-veined White - feeding on a thistle by 14th green on John o Gaunt course (st)


25th:
2 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Peacock, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 5 Speckled Wood - Chicksands Wood (JS)


24th:
1 Large White, 1 Brown Argus, 5m, 1 pair Common Blue, 1 Painted Lady, 1f Silver-washed Fritillary, 5 Meadow Brown - Farm track, Cockayne Hatley (IW)


22nd:
1 Clouded Yellow, 1 Small Blue - Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (RP)

1 Brown Argus, 1f Common Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 2 Gatekeeper - Willington (REM,DSM)

1 Small Copper, 1 Gatekeeper - Linslade garden (REM)

1m Holly Blue - Stopsley garden (CLB)

1 Gatekeeper - Stopsley garden (CLB)


20th:
4 Peacock, 2f Silver-washed Fritillary, 1 Gatekeeper - King's Wood Heath and Reach (REM,AK)


19th:
1 Large White, 2 Small White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell - Alwins Field allotments, Linslade (REM)

1 Clouded Yellow, 2 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Small Blue, 5 Common Blue, 1334 Chalkhill Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock, 3 Gatekeeper, 7 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Heath - Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (RP,RK)


17th:
1m Brimstone, 2 Large White, 2 Small White, 15 Small/Green-veined White, 1m Brown Argus, 8m, 4f Common Blue, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Peacock, 1m Speckled Wood, 3 Gatekeeper, 15m, 20f Meadow Brown - Clapham Park Wood (MH)

1 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 2 Common Blue, 1 Peacock, 3 Gatekeeper - TIddenfoot WP and Peace Meadow (REM)

2 Large White, 2 Green-veined White, 1 Small Copper, 16m, 3f Common Blue, 1 Peacock, 7 Gatekeeper, 1 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet - Ledburn Pit (REM)


16th:
2 Large White, 6 Green-veined White, 2 Common Blue, 1 Comma, 8 Speckled Wood, 2 Gatekeeper - Clipstone Brook, Leighton Buzzard (REM,DSM)

2m Brimstone, 1 Large White, 3 Green-veined White, 5 Small/Green-veined White, 9m, 3f Common Blue, 1 Comma, 18 Gatekeeper, 4 Meadow Brown - Marston Vale Millennium Country Park (TR)

2 Large White, 5 Small White, 5+ Small/Green-veined White, 3 Brown Argus, 18m, 6f Common Blue, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Peacock, 4 Gatekeeper, 8 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Heath - Brogborough tip (SP9741) (TR)

10+ Small/Green-veined White, 6m, 1f Common Blue, 2 Painted Lady, 4 Meadow Brown - Brogborough tip (SP9740) (TR)


15th:
2 Large White, 2 Small White, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock - Back garden in Beeston (TR)


13th:
1 Painted Lady - Yard, visitor centre, Priory Country Park (NR)


12th:
3 Large White, 3 Small White, 2 Holly Blue, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma - Stopsley Garden (DS)


11th:
2 Small Copper, 2 Painted Lady, 3 Peacock, 1 Speckled Wood, 6 Gatekeeper, 2 Meadow Brown - Maulden Heath (SR)

1 Small Skipper, 1 Meadow Brown - Wild flowers by 14th green on john o gaunt course. (ST)


9th:
2 Large White, 2 Small White, 5+ Small/Green-veined White, 5 Purple Hairstreak, 3 Brown Argus, 1 Peacock, 1 Speckled Wood, 15+ Gatekeeper, 10+ Meadow Brown - Sandy Heath Quarry east side and transmitter area (TR)

1 Small/Essex Skipper, 6 Large White, 4 Small White, 10+ Small/Green-veined White, 9 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Peacock, 4 Comma, 7 Speckled Wood, 20+ Gatekeeper, 5+ Meadow Brown - Path between Golf Course and Quarry, Potton (TR)

1f Brown Argus - Harrold (AJBH)


8th:
1 Essex Skipper, 2 Large White, 4 Small White, 2 Brown Argus, 1m Common Blue, 1 Holly Blue, 7 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Heath - Sandy Heath (TR)

2 Large White, 4 Small White, 6 Purple Hairstreak, 2 Brown Argus, 5 Comma, 4 Gatekeeper, 2 Meadow Brown - Sandy Heath Quarry southwest corner (TR)

3 Large White, 4 Small White, 8+ Purple Hairstreak - Sandy Heath Quarry east side (TR)

Brimstone, Large White, Small White, Holly Blue, Comma, 1 presumed SW Frit - Potton garden (DG,VG)

1 Essex Skipper, 4 Clouded Yellow, 1 Brimstone, 3 Large White, 2 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 8 Small Blue, 1 Common Blue, 1000 Chalkhill Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 3 Peacock, 2 Marbled White, 5 Gatekeeper, 1 Meadow Brown - Houghton Regis Pit NR (DA)

1 Clouded Yellow - Flying along Sandy Ridge trail on the ragwort plants (NP,LB)

1 Small Skipper - Harrold (AJBH)


7th:
2 Large White, 2 Green-veined White, 5 Purple Hairstreak, 1 Small Copper, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma, 12 Gatekeeper, 2 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet - Sandy Heath and Quarry (CS,AC,PC)


6th:
3 Small Blue - Totternhoe Quarry (RK,N)


4th:
4 Large Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 2 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 2 White-letter Hairstreak, 2 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 10+ Peacock, 2 Silver-washed Fritillary, 6 Speckled Wood, 10+ Meadow Brown, 10+ Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (Jf)

1m Brimstone, 1 Large White, 2 Small White, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Peacock - Back garden in Beeston (TR)

11 Large White, 1 Marbled White, 25 Gatekeeper - Pegsdon Hills nr. Phil Leane memorial bench (DK,FK)

7 Chalkhill Blue - Pegsdon Hills reserve nr. Live and Let Live (DK,FK)


3rd:
1f Silver-washed Fritillary - Stopsley (CLB)

4 Small/Essex Skipper, 3 Large White, 2 Small White, 3 Common Blue, 989 Chalkhill Blue, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Marbled White, 5 Gatekeeper, 3 Meadow Brown - Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (RP)


2nd:
1m Common Blue - Bromham Park (MS,ES)

1 Small Skipper, 2 Essex Skipper, 4 Small/Essex Skipper, 2m Brimstone, 6 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 8 Small/Green-veined White, 13 Small Blue, 1m, 1f Brown Argus, 7m, 3f Common Blue, 2 Marbled White, 20+ Gatekeeper, 8+ Meadow Brown, 3 Ringlet - Totternhoe quarry (TR)

5 Small/Essex Skipper, 3m, 1f Brimstone, 10+ Large White, 2 Small White, 5 Green-veined White, 10+ Small/Green-veined White, 1 Small Blue, 3 Brown Argus, 11m, 3f Common Blue, 141m, 4f Chalkhill Blue, 1 Painted Lady, 7 Peacock, 5 Marbled White, 35+ Gatekeeper, 10+ Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet - Totternhoe quarry (TR)

1 Holly Blue, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Gatekeeper - Stondon (AB,MB)

1 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Gatekeeper - Stondon (AB,MB)

6 Small/Essex Skipper, 1f Large Skipper, 3m, 4f Brimstone, 20+ Large White, 50+ Green-veined White, 2 Small Copper, 1 Holly Blue, 3 White Admiral, 50+ Peacock, 6 Comma, 2 Silver-washed Fritillary, 15 Gatekeeper, 20+ Meadow Brown, 10 Ringlet - West Wood, nr. Souldrop (WP,JP)


1st:
1 Small White, 5 Small/Green-veined White, 5 Purple Hairstreak, 1 Small Copper, 1 Red Admiral, 5 Peacock, 2 Comma, 4 Gatekeeper - The Lodge RSPB (SC)

6 Large White, 1 Small White, 4 Green-veined White, 5 Small Copper, 1 Holly Blue, 32 Peacock, 24 Gatekeeper, 18 Meadow Brown - The Lodge, Sandy - Ridge Trail (TR)

1 Brown Argus, 8 Gatekeeper, 5 Meadow Brown - The Lodge, Sandy - Old heath (TR)

4 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Brown Argus, 2 Red Admiral, 8 Peacock, 4 Gatekeeper, 6 Meadow Brown - The Lodge, Sandy - Gardens (TR)

1 Small/Essex Skipper, 18 Large White, 42 Chalkhill Blue, 2 Marbled White, 1 Ringlet - Sharpenhoe Clappers (DK,FK)

1 Small White - Garden, Langford (AC)

1 Large White, 4 Small White, 1 Painted Lady, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Peacock, 1 Gatekeeper, 1 Meadow Brown - Garden, Langford (AC)

1 Large White, Small/Green-veined White, 1 Comma, 4 Marbled White, 1 Gatekeeper, 1 Meadow Brown - Palmer's Wood, Old Warden (AC,JC)




July 2015

31st:
1 Small Copper - Ampthill Park (SR)

8 White-letter Hairstreak - Deepdale Quarry (MAW)

1 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Holly Blue, 2 Gatekeeper - Rothschild Road Linslade (REM)

1 White-letter Hairstreak, 1 Speckled Wood - Greensands Ridge walk,Old Warden to Ickwell. (pT)

1 Peacock - Stondon (AB,MB)


30th:
1 Small Copper - Maulden Wood SSSI (SR)

1 White Admiral - Dropshort Marsh, Toddington. (An unexpected location!) (Rk,AF)

1 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 4m, 1f Common Blue, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma, 1 Marbled White, 3 Gatekeeper - Ledburn Pit (REM)

1 Large White, 2 Small White, 1 Gatekeeper - Linslade garden (REM)

1 White-letter Hairstreak - Maulden Wood SSSI (SR,TS)


29th:
1m Small Skipper, 3 Green-veined White, 1m, 1f Common Blue, 1 Speckled Wood, 8 Gatekeeper, 2 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet - Ledburn Pit - Tiddenfoot WP (REM)

1m Common Blue - field margin (IW,IW)


28th:
2 White-letter Hairstreak - Maulden Wood SSSI (SR)


25th:
1 valezina Silver-washed Fritillary - Chicksands Wood (KB,SR)

51 Small Skipper, 11 Large White, 9 Small White, 2 Speckled Wood, 2 Marbled White, 8 Gatekeeper, 7 Meadow Brown, 4 Ringlet - Centenary Wood, Pulloxhill (LC)

9 Small Skipper, 50+ Large White, 23 Small White, 3 Comma, 2 Speckled Wood, 2 Marbled White, 7 Gatekeeper, 5 Meadow Brown - Flitton Moor (LC)

22+ Large Skipper, 4+ Large White, 3+ Small White, 3+ Green-veined White, 2 Common Blue, 7 Peacock, 15 Comma, 2 Silver-washed Fritillary, 4 Speckled Wood, 7+ Gatekeeper, 7+ Meadow Brown, 21+ Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (CS,AC,PC)

8 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 5+ Small/Green-veined White, 3 Peacock, 2 Comma, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 8 Meadow Brown, 2+ Ringlet - Potton Wood (TL2449) (TR)

2 Large Skipper, 9 Large White, 3 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 10+ Small/Green-veined White, 8 Peacock, 6 Comma, 2 Silver-washed Fritillary, 1 Speckled Wood, 20+ Meadow Brown, 5+ Ringlet - Potton Wood (TL2550) (TR)

1 Large White, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma - Linslade garden (REM)

1 Large White, 2 Small/Green-veined White, 3 Comma, 3 Gatekeeper, 2 Meadow Brown, 2 Ringlet - Linslade Woods (REM,DSM)

2 Small Blue, 2 Gatekeeper - Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (RP)


23rd:
1m, 1f Small Skipper, 1 Large White, 2 Marbled White, 8 Gatekeeper, 2 Meadow Brown - Sandhouse Lane NR (REM)

1, 1m White-letter Hairstreak, 1 Peacock, 5 Comma, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 4 Gatekeeper - On thistle beside lake at Wrest Park Silsoe (DM,MM)

1 Large Skipper, 1 Red Admiral - The Baulk, Beeston (TR)


21st:
2m Essex Skipper, 3 Small/Essex Skipper, 7 Large White, 2 Small White, 1 Small/Green-veined White, 19m Chalkhill Blue, 1 Comma, 6 Dark Green Fritillary, 44 Marbled White, 22 Gatekeeper, 35 Meadow Brown, 2 Ringlet - Sharpenhoe Clappers (SC)

1 Red Admiral - Lower Stondon (AB,MB)

1 Holly Blue - Edge of Garden Pond in Caldecote (DK,FK)

1 Comma - Bromham (HMH)

1 Large Skipper, 6 Large White, 2 Small White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma, 1 Speckled Wood, 7 Gatekeeper, 9 Meadow Brown - Fenlake Meadows, Bedford (DOM)


20th:
1 Painted Lady - Garden in Caldecote (FK,DK)

7 Large White, 5 Small White, 2 Speckled Wood, 2 Marbled White, 9 Meadow Brown, 50+ Ringlet - Centenary Wood, Pulloxhill (LC)

9 Small Skipper, 15 Large White, 12 Small White, 2 Holly Blue, 3 Peacock, 4 Comma, 2 Speckled Wood, 5 Marbled White, 9 Meadow Brown, 7 Ringlet - Flitwick Moor (LC)


19th:
2m Small Skipper, 3 Small/Essex Skipper, 1m Brimstone, 2 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 6m Chalkhill Blue, 1 Painted Lady, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 15 Marbled White, 3 Gatekeeper, 10+ Meadow Brown, 10+ Ringlet, 1 Small Heath - Pegsdon hills (SC)

5 Small Skipper, 1 Large Skipper, 1m Brimstone, 8 Large White, 2 Green-veined White, 2 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Peacock, 2 Comma, 2 Marbled White, 14 Gatekeeper, 4 Meadow Brown, 3 Ringlet - Ledburn Road Sand Pit (BH,RM)

1 Essex Skipper, 8 Small/Essex Skipper, 4 Large Skipper, 2m Brimstone, 6 Large White, 2 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 5+ Small/Green-veined White, 1m Common Blue, 9m Chalkhill Blue, 1 Holly Blue, 2 Red Admiral, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Comma, 11 Dark Green Fritillary, 30+ Marbled White, 20+ Gatekeeper, 40+ Meadow Brown, 10+ Ringlet - Sharpenhoe Clappers (TR)


18th:
7 Large White, 5 Small White, 1 Comma, 7 Speckled Wood, 4 Marbled White, 34 Gatekeeper, 15 Meadow Brown, 23 Ringlet - Duck End Nature Reserve, Maulden (LC)

6 Large Skipper, 20+ Small/Green-veined White, 8 White-letter Hairstreak, 1 Purple Emperor, 17 Comma, 6 Marbled White, 4 Gatekeeper, 20+ Meadow Brown, 20+ Ringlet - Chicksands Wood and surrounding fields (CG)

1 Small Skipper, 13 Large Skipper, 4 Large White, 4 Small/Green-veined White, 5 White-letter Hairstreak, 5 Peacock, 7 Comma, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Gatekeeper, 20+ Meadow Brown, 50+ Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (SC)

2 Small Skipper, 4 Small/Essex Skipper, 8 Large Skipper, 4+ Large White, 6 Small/Green-veined White, 2 White Admiral, 2 Red Admiral, 3 Peacock, 10 Comma, 3 Silver-washed Fritillary, 5 Speckled Wood, 2 Gatekeeper, 6+ Meadow Brown, 40+ Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (TL1040) (TR)

12+ Large Skipper, 1m Brimstone, 4 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 5 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Purple Hairstreak, 6 White-letter Hairstreak, 1 Red Admiral, 4 Peacock, 10 Comma, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Marbled White, 8 Gatekeeper, 10+ Meadow Brown, 40+ Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (TL0939) (TR)


17th:
5 Small Skipper, 1 Large Skipper, 2 Large White, 2 Small White, 6 Green-veined White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma, 1 Marbled White, 20 Gatekeeper, 14 Meadow Brown, 2 Ringlet - Ledburn Pit (REM)

1 Small Skipper, 2 Small/Essex Skipper, 3 Chalkhill Blue, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Marbled White, 3 Meadow Brown - Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (RP)

2 Meadow Brown, 4 Ringlet - Flitton Moor (LC)

2 Large White, 1 Painted Lady, 2 Small Tortoiseshell - Garden, Linslade (JK)


16th:
5 Small Skipper, 8 Large Skipper, 8 Large White, 1 pair Green-veined White, 2 White Admiral, 3 Comma, 6 Silver-washed Fritillary, 4 Marbled White, 2 Gatekeeper, 50 Meadow Brown, 40 Ringlet - Kings Wood at Heath and Reach (BH,RMaBP)

8+ White-letter Hairstreak, 10+ Comma - Chicksands wood (GB)

1 Purple Emperor, 3+ Silver-washed Fritillary - Chicksands wood (GB)


15th:
1 Peacock, 3m Gatekeeper - Priory Country Park, visitor centre (KB)

4 Small Skipper, 4 Large White, 1 Red Admiral, 5 Gatekeeper, 6 Meadow Brown, 2 Ringlet - Tiddenfoot Lake (PCS)

51 Small Skipper, 1 Small White, 21 Marbled White, 34 Meadow Brown - Flitwick Moor (LC)

1 Holly Blue - Shillington (GB)


14th:
15 Small Skipper, 4 Large Skipper, 3 Large White, 1 Marbled White, 5 Gatekeeper, 9 Meadow Brown, 4 Ringlet - Thurleigh Cutting (AD)


12th:
8 Small Skipper, 3 Essex Skipper, 25+ Small/Essex Skipper, 2 Large Skipper, 8 Large White, 4 Small White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Comma, 8 Marbled White, 25 Gatekeeper, 40+ Meadow Brown, 20+ Ringlet, 3 Small Heath - Path between Golf Course and Quarry, Potton (TR)

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


11th:
1 Red Admiral - Bromham (HMH)

2 Large White, 4 Holly Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Ringlet - Bedford (AD,Gc)

1 Large Skipper, 1 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 White Admiral, 1 Comma, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Marbled White, 6 Meadow Brown, 12 Ringlet - Kings Wood, Heath and Reach (SP9329) (REM,DSM)

1 Small Skipper, 1 Large Skipper, 1 Large White, 1 White Admiral, 1 Comma, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Marbled White, 4 Meadow Brown, 9 Ringlet - Kings Wood, Heath and Reach (SP9229) (REM,DSM)

5 Large Skipper, 4 Large White, 4+ Small White, 2 White Admiral, 1m Purple Emperor, 2 Red Admiral, 8 Comma, 4 Silver-washed Fritillary, 6 Speckled Wood, 1 Marbled White, 30+ Meadow Brown, 50+ Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (TL1040) (TR)

4 Large Skipper, 2+ Large White, 2+ Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 4 White-letter Hairstreak, 1 White Admiral, 2+m Purple Emperor, 2 Comma, 30+ Meadow Brown, 40+ Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (TL0939) (TR)

1m Purple Emperor - Chicksands Wood (TL1039) (TR)

2 Small Skipper, 2 Essex Skipper, 8+ Small/Essex Skipper, 1 Large Skipper, 6 Large White, 4 Small White, 5 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Comma, 18 Dark Green Fritillary, 30+ Marbled White, 4 Gatekeeper, 30+ Meadow Brown, 2+ Ringlet - Sharpenhoe Clappers (TL0629) (TR)

1 Small Skipper, 3 Small/Essex Skipper, 3 Dark Green Fritillary, 10+ Marbled White, 10+ Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet, 2 Small Heath - Sharpenhoe Clappers (TL0630) (TR)

2+ Small/Essex Skipper, 4 Dark Green Fritillary, 6+ Marbled White, 10+ Meadow Brown - Sharpenhoe Clappers (TL0729) (TR)

1 Purple Emperor, 3 Silver-washed Fritillary - Potton Woods, main ride (TP)


10th:
1m Purple Emperor - Maulden Wood (pb)

1+ Small Skipper, 1+ Large Skipper, 1+ Large White, 1+ Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 2 Purple Hairstreak, 1 White-letter Hairstreak, 1 Small Copper, 1 Purple Emperor, 3 Red Admiral, 2 Comma, 2 Silver-washed Fritillary, 1+ Speckled Wood, 1 Marbled White, 1 Gatekeeper, 1+ Meadow Brown, 1+ Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (TL0939) (BC)

4 Small Skipper, 5 Large Skipper, 3 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Comma, 3 Silver-washed Fritillary, 5 Speckled Wood, 4 Gatekeeper, 7 Meadow Brown, 3 Ringlet - College wood Northill (AD,GC)

1 Small Skipper, 3 Large Skipper, 3 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 3 Marbled White, 2 Gatekeeper, 6 Meadow Brown, 8 Ringlet - Tiddenfoot WP (REM,GD)

1 Small Skipper, 1 Large Skipper, 1 Large White, 1 Comma, 2 Meadow Brown, 4 Ringlet - Linslade Woods (REM)

1 Small Skipper, 1 Essex Skipper, 20 Small/Essex Skipper, 10 Large Skipper, 10 Small/Green-veined White, 6 Marbled White, 5 Gatekeeper, 20 Meadow Brown, 20 Ringlet - Palmer's Wood, Old Warden (AC)


9th:
Small/Essex Skipper, Large White, Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Ringlet - Stanford (AC)

3 Large Skipper, 1 Large White, 1 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Comma, 3 Silver-washed Fritillary, 2 Speckled Wood, 2 Marbled White, 26 Meadow Brown, 34 Ringlet - Kings Wood, Heath and Reach (SP9329) (REM)

4 Large Skipper, 1 Large White, 2 Silver-washed Fritillary, 2 Marbled White, 12 Meadow Brown, 15 Ringlet - Kings Wood, Heath and Reach (SP9230) (REM)

12 Purple Hairstreak - Sandy Heath quarry (TR)

6 Small Skipper, 8 Small/Essex Skipper, 18 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Heath - Sandy Heath (TR)

2 Small/Essex Skipper, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 25 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 2 Marbled White, 2 Gatekeeper, 11 Meadow Brown, 2 Small Heath - Wrest Park English Heritage (DK,FK)

6 Small Skipper, 5 Small/Essex Skipper, 8 Large Skipper, 9 Large White, 4 Small White, 2 Small/Green-veined White, 12 Small Tortoiseshell, 8 Comma, 1 Speckled Wood, 16 Marbled White, 3 Gatekeeper, 28 Meadow Brown, 95 Ringlet - Pegnut Wood, Potton (DOM)


7th:
2, 2m Small Skipper, 40, 6m, 3f Large Skipper, 1, 1m Large White, 5 Green-veined White, 1 White-letter Hairstreak, 1 White Admiral, 2m Purple Emperor, 5 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 4, 2m, 1f Comma, 2 Speckled Wood, 2m Gatekeeper, 9m, 3f Meadow Brown, 100 Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (TL1040) (Mh)


6th:
6 Small Tortoiseshell - Ivel View, Sandy (TR)

5 Small Skipper, 4 Large Skipper, 2, 5m Large White, 4, 2m Small White, 3 Green-veined White, 1 Red Admiral, 1f Comma, 10 Marbled White, 1m Gatekeeper, 3m, 1f Meadow Brown, 8 Ringlet - Clapham Park Wood (Mh)

5 Small/Essex Skipper, 3 Large Skipper, 2 Large White, 1 Red Admiral, 8 Small Tortoiseshell, 7 Comma, 1 Dark Green Fritillary, 50+ Marbled White, 10+ Gatekeeper, 50+ Meadow Brown, 20+ Ringlet, 4 Small Heath - Sharpenhoe Clappers (TL0629) (JS)

1 Silver-washed Fritillary - Maulden Wood SSSI (SR,TS)

1 Large White, 13 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Gatekeeper - Bellows Mill, Edlesborough (REM)

1 Small Skipper, 6 Large Skipper, 1f Brimstone, 2 Large White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Comma, 3 Silver-washed Fritillary, 2 Speckled Wood, 3 Marbled White, 15 Meadow Brown, 41 Ringlet - Kings Wood, Heath and Reach (SP9329) (BH)


5th:
2 Small Skipper, 3 Large Skipper, 3 Large White, 2 Small White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Marbled White, 26 Meadow Brown, 8 Ringlet - Tetworth Hall Estate, Bedfordshire (DOM)

6 Small Skipper, 3 Large Skipper, 1 Small/Green-veined White, 6 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 5 Dark Green Fritillary, 66 Marbled White, 29 Meadow Brown, 14 Ringlet, 2 Small Heath - Sharpenhoe Clappers (TL0629) (SC)

1 Small Skipper, 7 Large Skipper, 7 Large White, 3 Small White, 2 Red Admiral, 11 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Comma, 2 Speckled Wood, 23 Marbled White, 2 Gatekeeper, 43 Meadow Brown, 83 Ringlet - Myers Farm, Potton (DOM)

10 Large Skipper, 10 Large White, 2 Green-veined White, 10 Small/Green-veined White, 3 White Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2m Silver-washed Fritillary, 20 Meadow Brown, 20 Ringlet - College Wood, Northill (AC,JC)

2+ Small Skipper, 6+ Large Skipper, 2 Large White, 2 Small/Green-veined White, 1 White Admiral, 1m Purple Emperor, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 8 Comma, 6 Speckled Wood, 8 Meadow Brown, 40+ Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (TL1040) (TR)

1 Small Skipper, 2 Large Skipper, 2 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 2 Speckled Wood, 4 Meadow Brown, 20+ Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (TL0939) (TR)

1 Large Skipper, 1 Green-veined White, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Speckled Wood, 4 Meadow Brown, 10+ Ringlet - College Wood (TR)

Small Skipper, Large Skipper, Large White, Small White, Green-veined White, 3 Purple Emperor, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, 2 Silver-washed Fritillary, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (TL1040) (DG,VG,JD)


4th:
2 Small Skipper, 7 Large Skipper, 8 Large White, 2 Small White, 2 Red Admiral, 15 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Comma, 1 Speckled Wood, 26 Marbled White, 52 Meadow Brown, 107 Ringlet, 3 Small Heath - Myers Farm, Potton (DOM,JD)

Large White, 1 Green-veined White, Small/Green-veined White, 1, 1f Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Ringlet - South Cardington, railway track (AC)

10 Large Skipper, Large White, Small/Green-veined White, 3 White Admiral, 5 Comma, 3m Silver-washed Fritillary, 2 Speckled Wood, 10 Meadow Brown, 10 Ringlet - College Wood, Northill (AC)

2 Small Tortoiseshell - Ampthill Garden (DW)


3rd:
2m Chalkhill Blue at Sharpenhoe Clappers (Moleskin) (DC)

3 Small Skipper, 2 Small/Essex Skipper, 12 Large Skipper, 15 Large White, 7 Small White, 3 Green-veined White, 1 Common Blue, 2 Red Admiral, 21 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 2 Speckled Wood, 35 Marbled White, 23 Meadow Brown, 153 Ringlet, 1 Small Heath - Myers Farm, Potton (DOM)

11 Large Skipper, 2 Large White, 2 Green-veined White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Comma, 1m Silver-washed Fritillary, 4 Speckled Wood, 1 Meadow Brown, 11 Ringlet - Marston Thrift (KB)

2 Small Skipper, 1 Essex Skipper, 7 Small/Essex Skipper, 5 Large Skipper, 1 Green-veined White, 2 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Comma, 5 Marbled White, 10 Meadow Brown, 10 Ringlet - Palmer's Wood, Old Warden (AC,JC)

1 Small Tortoiseshell - Ampthill Garden (DW)


2nd:
5 Small Skipper, 15 Large Skipper, 8 Large White, 2 Small/Green-veined White, 6 White-letter Hairstreak, 2 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Comma, 12 Speckled Wood, 1 Gatekeeper, 18 Meadow Brown, 86 Ringlet - Chicksands wood (RM)

1 Large White, 2 Small Tortoiseshell - Garden in Upper Caldecote (FK,DK)

3 Small/Essex Skipper, 1 Large Skipper, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Red Admiral, 6 Speckled Wood, 8 Marbled White, 15 Meadow Brown, 10 Ringlet - Palmers Wood, Old Warden (AC)

4 Holly Blue - Garden in Bedford (AD,GC)

2 Large Skipper, 2 Brimstone, 1 Green-veined White, 12 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Marbled White, 9 Meadow Brown - Grovebury (REM)


1st:
3 Speckled Wood, 6 Marbled White, 2 Gatekeeper, 6 Meadow Brown, 5 Ringlet - Linslade Woods (JK)

1 Painted Lady, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, Ringlet - Manor Farm and Lousy Bush NR, Wrestlingworth (DOM)

30 Small/Essex Skipper, 1 Large White, 2 Small White, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Speckled Wood, 14 Marbled White, 200 Meadow Brown, 4 Ringlet, 4 Small Heath - Sandy Quarry and Heath (CS,AC)

5 Large Skipper, 3 Large White, 1 Painted Lady, 14 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Speckled Wood, 8 Marbled White, 1 Gatekeeper, 4 Meadow Brown, 21 Ringlet, 1 Small Heath - Myers Farm, Potton (DOM)

2 Small Skipper, 1 Small White, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 23 Marbled White, 20+ Meadow Brown, 6 Ringlet, 3 Small Heath - Maulden -meadows (CG)

4 Small Tortoiseshell - Garden, Langford (AC)




June 2015

30th:
1 Small Skipper, 6 Large Skipper, 5 Large White, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma, 1 Speckled Wood, 9 Marbled White, 1 Meadow Brown, 42 Ringlet - Pegnut Wood, Potton (DOM)

1 Small Tortoiseshell - Suburban garden, Stopsley (CLB)

1 Large White, 3 Small/Green-veined White, 3 White-letter Hairstreak, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Comma, 3 Speckled Wood, 3 Meadow Brown, 10 Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (SC)

1 Painted Lady - Wigmore, Luton (SC)

4 Small Tortoiseshell, 10+ Speckled Wood, 18 Marbled White, 10+ Meadow Brown - Center parcs (CG)

14 Small/Essex Skipper, 1 Small White, 1 Small Blue, 3 Common Blue, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 57 Marbled White, 37 Meadow Brown, 2 Ringlet - Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (RP)

4 Small Skipper, 2 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Speckled Wood, 6 Marbled White, 5 Meadow Brown - DENR, Maulden (DW)

1 Large Skipper, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Meadow Brown - Fields between River Ivel and A1, Beeston (TR)

2 Small Tortoiseshell - Back Garden in Beeston (TR)


29th:
3m Large Skipper, 1m Large White, 1m Common Blue, 2 Speckled Wood, 3 Marbled White, 3 Meadow Brown, 5 Ringlet - Linslade Woods (REM)

2 Large Skipper, 1 Painted Lady, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Marbled White, 1 Meadow Brown, 10 Ringlet - Old Bedford Road, Potton (DOM)

2 Large Skipper, 1 Common Blue, 8 Marbled White, 1 Meadow Brown, 6 Ringlet - Village Pit, Broom GP (RB,SB,DOM)

2 Small Skipper, 2 Large Skipper, 2 Large White, 2 Red Admiral, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Peacock, 3 Comma, 7 Marbled White, 5 Meadow Brown, 10 Ringlet - Clifton canal (RM)

2 Small Skipper, 1 Large Skipper, 5 Large White, 3 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Red Admiral, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma, 4 Speckled Wood, 27 Marbled White, 38 Meadow Brown, 9 Ringlet - Stanford Wood (RM)


28th:
5 Meadow Brown, 6 Ringlet - Willington (JS)

3 Small Skipper, 3, 4m Dark Green Fritillary, 20 Marbled White, 6m Meadow Brown, 1 Small Heath - Sharpenhoe (MH)

1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Marbled White, 4 Ringlet - Hatley Road, Potton (DOM)


27th:
3 Large Skipper, 1 Common Blue, 1 Speckled Wood, 8 Marbled White, 2 Meadow Brown, 19 Ringlet - Pegnut Wood, Potton (DOM)

3 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Dark Green Fritillary, 5 Marbled White, 3 Meadow Brown, 2 Ringlet, 2 Small Heath - Tall grass bordering track near Barton Hills (PF)

1 Large White, 2 Meadow Brown - All Saints Church Leighton Buzzard (REM,DSM)

4 Small/Essex Skipper, 2 Large Skipper, 2 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Red Admiral, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 20+ Speckled Wood, 4 Marbled White, 20+ Meadow Brown, 10 Ringlet, 3 Small Heath - Maulden to Chicksands (CG)


26th:
4 Large Skipper, 2 Large White, 2 Green-veined White, 2 Red Admiral, 3 Painted Lady, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 6 Marbled White, 9 Meadow Brown, 16 Ringlet - Myers Farm, Potton (DOM)

3 Large Skipper, 1 Small/Green-veined White, 1m, 1f Common Blue, 3 Red Admiral, 20 Speckled Wood, 12 Meadow Brown - Chicksands Wood (JS)

2 Large White, 3 Small White, 3 Speckled Wood, 1 Marbled White, 5 Meadow Brown - Duck End Nature Reserve, Maulden (LC)

13 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Meadow Brown, 3 Ringlet, 5 Small Heath - Low lying grassland and meadows, Upper Gravenhust (PF)

5 Large Skipper, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Comma, 7 Speckled Wood, 4 Meadow Brown, 6 Ringlet, 4 Small Heath - Chicksands Wood (PF,CF)

2 Large Skipper, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Speckled Wood, 2 Marbled White, 3 Meadow Brown, 3 Ringlet - Sandhouse Lane NR (REM)


25th:
20 Speckled Wood, 4 Meadow Brown, 6 Ringlet - King's Wood, Heath and Reach (PF)

2 Large Skipper, 1 Common Blue, 1 Speckled Wood, 2 Marbled White, 4 Meadow Brown, 3 Ringlet - Bramingham Wood (JMG)

1 Small Tortoiseshell - Edge of wheat field by River Flit (CLB)

1 Large Skipper, 3m Common Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Marbled White, 2 Meadow Brown, 4 Ringlet - Ledburn Road Sand Pit (BH,RM)

3 Large Skipper, 1 Common Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Speckled Wood, 4 Meadow Brown, 14 Ringlet - Meadow between Hulcot Wood and Reynolds Wood (AB)

3 Large Skipper, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Speckled Wood, 4 Meadow Brown, 14 Ringlet - Meadow between Hulcot Wood and Reynolds Wood (AB)


24th:
1 Large Skipper, 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Marbled White, 8 Meadow Brown - Duck End NR (SR)

1 Large Skipper, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 8 Speckled Wood - Chicksands Wood (SC)

1 Small/Essex Skipper, 1 Large Skipper, 2 Large White, 1 Purple Hairstreak, 3 Marbled White, 2 Meadow Brown, 6 Ringlet - Myers Farm, Potton (DOM)

2 Large Skipper, 6 Speckled Wood, 1 Marbled White, 8 Meadow Brown - Maulden woods and Church Meadow (CG)

5 Dark Green Fritillary - Sharpenhoe Clappers (DC)


23rd:
1 Large Skipper, 1 Painted Lady - Myers Farm, Potton (DOM)


22nd:
2 Large White, 3 Small White, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Speckled Wood, 11 Meadow Brown - Flitwick Moor (LC)

3 Small White, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Speckled Wood - Flitton Moor (LC)

2 Small/Essex Skipper, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Speckled Wood, 2, 1m Meadow Brown - Palmers Wood, Old Warden (AC,JC)


21st:
3 Large Skipper, 2 Black Hairstreak, 1 Holly Blue, 20+ Speckled Wood, 2 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Heath - Marston Thrift (TR,LC)

1 Large Skipper - Leighton Buzzard, garden (AW)

2 Large Skipper, 2 Common Blue, 8 Small Heath - Rectory Wood (TR,LC)

4m Common Blue, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Small Heath - Path below Brogborough tip (TR,LC)


19th:
1 Large Skipper, 1 Marbled White, 1 Meadow Brown - Old Warden Tunnel (TM)

7 Large Skipper, 1 Meadow Brown - Willington - Grange Estate (TM)

1m Brimstone - River Lea East Hyde (DA)

3m Large Skipper, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Comma, 3 Speckled Wood - Linslade Woods (REM)


18th:
1m Large Skipper, 1 Marbled White, 3 Meadow Brown - Linslade Woods (REM)

10, 2m, 12f Small Blue, 3 Painted Lady, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Meadow Brown - Totternhoe, SE cliff-top path (AC)

3 Speckled Wood - Totternhoe Knolls, nr car park (AC)

1 Large White, 1m Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Comma, 14 Speckled Wood, 1 Meadow Brown - Chicksands Wood (AC)

4 Painted Lady - Broom Gravel Pits (DK)

2 Painted Lady - Upper Gravenhurst (DH)

The first Ringlet - Totternhoe (GH)


17th:
The first Marbled White - Sharpenhoe Clappers (DC)

3 Dingy Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 22 Small Blue, 12 Common Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Small Heath - Houghton Regis chalk pit (PF)

1 Red Admiral, 1 Comma - Fancott (CLB)


16th:
1 Large Skipper, 3 Common Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Speckled Wood, 4 Small Heath - Sandhouse Lane NR (REM,LC)

2 Large Skipper, 6m Common Blue, 6 Speckled Wood, 1 Meadow Brown, 6 Small Heath - Houghton Conquest area (GR)


15th:
2 Large Skipper, 1 Orange Tip, 2 Common Blue, 3 Speckled Wood - Old Warden Tunnel (CG)

2 Brown Argus, 3 Red Admiral, 1 Comma, 5 Speckled Wood, 1 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Heath - Stanford wood (RM)

1 Speckled Wood - Clifton canal (RM)

1m Orange Tip, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Heath - Cockayne Hatley (IW,IW)


14th:
2 Large Skipper, 3 Dingy Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 2 Brown Argus, 2 Common Blue, 1 Holly Blue - Whipsnade Downs (PF)


11th:
2 Large Skipper, 1 Small White, 4 Common Blue, 2 Painted Lady, 1 Speckled Wood, 6 Small Heath - Rectory Wood, Thrift Way and Marston Thrift (AB,CB)

2 Large Skipper, 10 Speckled Wood - Marston Thrift (AB,CB)

1f Brimstone, 8 Small Blue - Barton le Clay By-pass RVNR (SH,LA)

2 Small Copper, 2 Common Blue, 1 Holly Blue - CentreParc Woburn (PF)


10th:
1m Orange Tip, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Speckled Wood - Wigmore Valley Park (SC)

1 Painted Lady, 1 Meadow Brown - Sandy Smith Nature Reserve, along track (TS,SR)


8th:
1 Painted Lady - A6 layby Maulden Wood (SR)

1 Painted Lady - Pegnut Wood, Potton (DOM)

1 Painted Lady - Bedford (MH)


7th:
1 Painted Lady - Everton Heath (DOM)

1 Speckled Wood - Garden, Langford (AC)

m, f Brimstone, 1f Orange Tip, 1 Green Hairstreak, 10 Brown Argus, 15, m, f Common Blue, 6 Small Heath - Bison Hill (AC,JC)

1 Large White, 1m Orange Tip, 10 Common Blue, 3 Speckled Wood, 10 Small Heath - Bromham Lake LNR (AB,MB)

1 Large White, 2 Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Peacock - Tracks east of Shuttleworth airfield (DK)


6th:
1m Common Blue, 1 Painted Lady - Hatley Road, Potton (DOM)

8 Dingy Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 1m Brimstone, 2m Small/Green-veined White, 8 Brown Argus, 10+m Common Blue, 2 Duke of Burgundy, 1 Speckled Wood, 4 Small Heath - Whipsnade Downs (TR)

11 Dingy Skipper, 2m Brimstone, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Small/Green-veined White, 1m Orange Tip, 1 Green Hairstreak, 4 Brown Argus, 6m Common Blue, 1 Duke of Burgundy, 2 Peacock, 6 Small Heath - Whipsnade Downs north (TR)

2 Grizzled Skipper, 4 Brown Argus, 2m Common Blue - Whipsnade Downs between pylons (TR)

2 Dingy Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 1 Green Hairstreak, 5 Common Blue, 1 Small Heath - Pegsdon Hills (JG)

1 Red Admiral - Garden, Langford (AC)

1 Painted Lady - Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (RP)


5th:
1 Holly Blue, 1 Painted Lady - Toddington (JP)

1 Painted Lady - Linslade allotments (REM)

1 Painted Lady - Sandy Smith Nature Reserve (SR)

2 Large White, 1 Orange Tip, 2 Common Blue, 1 Speckled Wood - Fancott Meadows (PF)

5 Large White, 4 Small White, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock - Flitton Moor (LC)

1 Painted Lady - Meppershall (LW)

2m Brimstone - Meppershall (LW)

1m, 2f Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Speckled Wood - Sharpenhoe Clappers (LW)

4 Speckled Wood - Palmers Wood, Old Warden (AC,JC)

2 Red Admiral, 2 Speckled Wood - Chicksands Wood (AC,JC)


4th:
3 Common Blue, 2 Small Heath - Sharpenhoe Clappers (PF)

2 Dingy Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 4 Common Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell - Sundon Quarry (PF)

1m Brimstone, 3 Large White, 1 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Brown Argus, 14m, 3f Common Blue, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell - Ledburn Rd. Sand Pit (BH,RM)

1m Holly Blue - Tiddenfoot Waterside Park (BH,RM)

1m Brimstone, 1m Orange Tip, 1 Small Heath - South Mills-Sandy (DA)


3rd:
1 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 6 Small White, 4 Brown Argus, 1 Common Blue, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Comma, 3 Speckled Wood - Stanford wood (RM)

1 Large White, 4 Small White, 2 Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock - Clifton canal (RM)

1 Large Skipper, 1 Large White, 1 Peacock, 2 Speckled Wood - Linslade Woods (REM)


1st:
1 Large White - Garden, Langford (AC)




May 2015

30th:
1 Small Heath - Tetworth Hall Estate (DOM)

1m Large Skipper, 1m Large White, 1m Orange Tip, 5m Common Blue - Stanbridge Meadows NR (REM,DSM)

6 Dingy Skipper, 5m, 1f Brimstone, 1 Large White, 2 Small/Green-veined White, 8 Small Blue, 14m, 1f Common Blue, 1 Holly Blue, 2 Duke of Burgundy, 5 Small Heath - Totternhoe quarry (SP9822) (TR)

1 Dingy Skipper, 1m Brimstone, 1 Large White, 20+ Small Blue, 4m Common Blue - Totternhoe quarry (SP9821) (TR)

27 Dingy Skipper, 9 Grizzled Skipper, 5 Brimstone, 2 Green-veined White, 4 Orange Tip, 7 Green Hairstreak, 16 Brown Argus, 18 Common Blue, 11 Duke of Burgundy, 1 Peacock, 1 larva Gatekeeper, 4 Small Heath - Whipsnade downs (DM,JM)

1 Small Copper - Ampthill Park CWS (SR)


28th:
15 Dingy Skipper, 8 Grizzled Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 7 Green Hairstreak, 6 Brown Argus, 10 Common Blue, 14 Duke of Burgundy - Whipsnade downs (PF)

1 Holly Blue - All Saints Church Leighton Buzzard (REM)

1 Red Admiral - Maulden Church Meadow SSSI (SR)


27th:
5 egg Orange Tip - Linslade Woods (JK)

3m Brimstone - Willington - Route 51 cycle way (DK,FK)

6 Dingy Skipper, 4m, 6f Brimstone, 1 Large White, 3 Small/Green-veined White, 1m Orange Tip, 10m Common Blue, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Speckled Wood, 5 Small Heath - Sharpenhoe Clappers (TR)

1 Small/Green-veined White, 7 Brown Argus, 1 Small Heath - Sandy Smith Nature Reserve (TR)

1f Brimstone, 1 Small Copper, 1 Small Heath - Sandy Smith Nature Reserve (TR)

1m Brimstone, 2m Common Blue - Sandy Smith Nature Reserve (TR)

9 Large White, 6 Small White, 4 Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Peacock, 1 Comma, 1 Speckled Wood - Clifton canal (RM)

2 Orange Tip, 2 Peacock, 1 Small Heath - Wardhedges (LC)

1 egg, 1 larva Orange Tip - TIddenfoot WP (REM,GD)


26th:
1 Dingy Skipper, 1m, 1f Orange Tip, 5m, 2f Common Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock - Ledburn Pit - Tiddenfoot WP (REM)

3m Brimstone - Totternhoe Quarry (JK)

1f Holly Blue - Village Farm, Sutton (DOM)


25th:
9 Dingy Skipper, 1 Green Hairstreak, 1 Small Blue, 12m Common Blue - Totternhoe quarry (TR)

Dingy Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, Green Hairstreak, 1 Small Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Common Blue, Duke of Burgundy, 1 Small Heath - Whipsnade downs (GB)


24th:
1 Painted Lady - Featherbed Lane, Chalgrave (DG)


22nd:
1m Orange Tip, 1 Peacock - Sandhouse Lane NR (REM)

1 Peacock - ""Arlesey, Glebe Meadow"" (CLB)

4 Dingy Skipper, 1m Brimstone, 2 Common Blue - Totternhoe quarry (GB)


21st:
1f Brown Argus - Linslade garden (BH,n)

1m Brimstone, 1 Large White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock - Grovebury Quarry (REM)

7 Dingy Skipper, 8 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 2 Green Hairstreak, 11 Small Blue, 29 Common Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell - Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (RP)


20th:
1 Small Copper - Maulden Heath (SR,TS)

1 Small Blue - Totternhoe Quarry (SB,WFmp)


19th:
1 Small White, 2 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Speckled Wood - Duck End NR (DW)

1 Green-veined White - King's Wood, Heath and Reach (REM,JOS)


17th:
3 egg Orange Tip - Tiddenfoot Waterside park (JK)

3 Grizzled Skipper, 3 Brown Argus, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock - Sandy Smith NR (KB)

2 Dingy Skipper - Sandy Smith NR (KB)

1 Dingy Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 1 Common Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock - Coronation Pit (SB)

1f Orange Tip - Bromham (HMH)


16th:
2 Small/Green-veined White, 2, 1m, 1f Orange Tip, 2 Small Blue, 1 Peacock - Totternhoe Quarry (JP)

1f Holly Blue - Linslade garden (REM,DSM)

6 Large White, 5 Small White, 2, 1m Orange Tip, 3 Speckled Wood - River Ivel between Jordans Mill and Biggleswade Mill (LC,DC)

1 Large White - Linslade Woods (REM)

1m Brimstone - A600 Lower Stondon (AB)

1m Brimstone - A600 Lower Stondon (AB)

1m Brimstone, 3m Orange Tip, 2 Small Tortoiseshell - Lower Stondon SW (AB,MB)

1 Small Tortoiseshell - Lower Stondon SW (AB,MB)

20 Dingy Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 6 Brimstone, 4, 4m Orange Tip, 10 Green Hairstreak, 2 Brown Argus, 1 Common Blue, 12 Duke of Burgundy, 1 Small Heath - Dunstable Downs or Whipsnade Downs (CW)

3 Small/Green-veined White, 1f Orange Tip, 1 Speckled Wood - Duck End NR (DW)


15th:
1 Green-veined White, 1 Orange Tip, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock, 2 Speckled Wood - Upper Alders CWS (SR,TS)

1 Dingy Skipper, 2 Brimstone, 1 Green Hairstreak, 1 Small Blue, 3 Common Blue, 1 Painted Lady - Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (RP)

2m Grizzled Skipper, 1f Orange Tip, 1 Peacock - Wymington Meadow (mh)

2 Small White, 4 Orange Tip, 3 Peacock, 2 Speckled Wood - Pulloxhill (LC)

2 egg Orange Tip - Linslade (JK)

1 Small Copper - The Lodge, Sandy, gardens (SB)


13th:
5 Large White, 2 Green-veined White, 10 Small/Green-veined White, 4 Orange Tip, 4 Holly Blue, 6 Peacock, 1 Comma - Clifton canal (RM)

11 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 5 Small/Green-veined White, 3 Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue, 9 Peacock, 1 Comma, 1 Speckled Wood - Stanford Wood (RM)

1 Large White, 1m Orange Tip, 3 Small Copper, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 1 Speckled Wood - The Lodge, Sandy (SC)

2 Dingy Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 4m Brimstone, 1 Small White, 2m Orange Tip, 3 Green Hairstreak, 4 Duke of Burgundy - Whipsnade Downs (PB)

9m, 1f Brimstone, 1 Green-veined White, 5m Orange Tip, 1 Painted Lady, 16, 2 pair Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock - Whipsnade Downs (PB)

1 Painted Lady - Dunstable Downs (AS)

6 Dingy Skipper, 4 Grizzled Skipper, 1 Large White, 4 Green Hairstreak, 3 Duke of Burgundy, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock - Whipsnade Downs (DS)


12th:
10 Dingy Skipper, 4 Grizzled Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 1 Small/Green-veined White, 12 Green Hairstreak, 13 Duke of Burgundy - Whipsnade Downs (PF)

1 Green-veined White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock - Ledburn Pit - Tiddenfoot WP (REM)


11th:
1 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Small/Green-veined White, 2 Orange Tip, 1 Small Copper - Sandhouse Lane NR (BH,RM)

1m Brimstone, 7 Large White, 2 Small/Green-veined White, 2m Orange Tip, 1 Painted Lady, 3 Peacock, 1 Speckled Wood - King's Wood, Heath and Reach (BH,RM)

1 Large White, 2 Small White, 14 Green-veined White, 5 Orange Tip, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 6 Peacock - Clifton canal (RM)

7 Large White, 2 Small/Green-veined White, 4, 1f Orange Tip, 4 Holly Blue, 2 Red Admiral, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 6 Peacock, 7 Speckled Wood - Stanford Wood (RM)

7 Holly Blue - Clifton canal (RM)

20 Dingy Skipper, 8 Grizzled Skipper, 12 Brimstone, 2 Large White, 1 Orange Tip, 10 Duke of Burgundy, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 6 Peacock, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Small Heath - Whipsnade Downs (AB,JH)


10th:
2 Large White, 10 Small/Green-veined White, 8 Orange Tip, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 8 Peacock, 1 Small Heath - Kingswood to Lidlington and Center Parcs (CG)

2 Brimstone, 2m, 1f Orange Tip, 2 Peacock - Centenary Wood Pulloxhill (LC)

2 Brimstone, 3 Large White, 6m, 2f Orange Tip, 4 Peacock - Flitton Moor (LC)

1m Orange Tip - Luton garden (CLB)

24 Dingy Skipper, 7 Grizzled Skipper, 3m Brimstone, 3 Large White, 1 Small White, 5 Small/Green-veined White, 4m, 1f Orange Tip, 5 Green Hairstreak, 1 Brown Argus, 2m Common Blue, 3 Peacock - Marston Vale Millenium Country Park (TR)

1 Dingy Skipper, 2 Grizzled Skipper - Rookery Pit North (KB)

8 Dingy Skipper, 2 Grizzled Skipper, 4m, 2f Brimstone, 1m Orange Tip, 3 Green Hairstreak, 1m Brown Argus, 1m Holly Blue, 3 Duke of Burgundy, 1 Peacock - Whipsnade Downs (SC)

2 Small/Green-veined White, 1m Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue - Garden in Beeston (TR)

1m Small White - Luton garden (CLB)


9th:
2 Dingy Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 1 Green-veined White - Whipsnade Downs (SC)

1m Orange Tip - Shillington (AB)


8th:
2 Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue - John 'O Gaunt Golf Club (DK)

1 Orange Tip - Cut Throat Meadow, Ampthill (DW)


7th:
1 Large White, 1 Peacock - King's Wood Heath and Reach (REM)

1 Peacock - Sandhouse Lane NR (REM)

1 Large White, 2 Small White, 1m Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue - Garden in Upper Caldecote (DK,FK)


4th:
6 Brimstone, 4 Large White, 3 Small White, 6 Green-veined White, 7 Orange Tip, 10 Peacock, 3 Speckled Wood - Pegnut Wood, Potton (DOM)

5m Brimstone, 7 Green-veined White, 4 Small/Green-veined White, 4m, 2f Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue, 6 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Peacock, 2 Speckled Wood - River Ivel (PR)

9 Dingy Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 7m, 1f Brimstone, 3 Green-veined White, 1 Orange Tip, 1 Green Hairstreak, 8 Duke of Burgundy, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 1 Small Heath - Whipsnade Downs (EW,AW)

16 Dingy Skipper, 5 Grizzled Skipper, 13m, 4f Brimstone, 1 Large White, 1 Small White, 8m Orange Tip, 5 Green Hairstreak, 1 Holly Blue, 2 Duke of Burgundy, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Peacock - Whipsnade Downs (TR)

6 Dingy Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 4m, 1f Brimstone, 1 Large White, 1 Small White, 2m Orange Tip, 1 Green Hairstreak, 2 Duke of Burgundy, 2 Peacock - Whipsnade Downs north (TR)

3 Dingy Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 3m, 1f Brimstone, 1 Duke of Burgundy, 1 Peacock - Whipsnade Downs between pylons (TR)

3 Dingy Skipper, 6m, 1f Brimstone, 6m Orange Tip, 1 Green Hairstreak, 2 Duke of Burgundy, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Peacock - Totternhoe quarry (TR)

25+ Dingy Skipper, 5 Grizzled Skipper, 10+ Green Hairstreak, 2 Brown Argus, 8+ Duke of Burgundy - Whipsnade Downs (NH)

3 Orange Tip, 7 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock - South Mills (SC)

1m Orange Tip - Ickwell Green (HMH)


3rd:
1m Brimstone, 1 Small White, 1m Orange Tip, 1 Peacock - Back garden in Beeston (TR)


2nd:
1 Large White, 1m Orange Tip, 1 Speckled Wood - The Lodge, Sandy - Gardens (TR)

5 Small Copper - The Lodge, Sandy - Old heath (TR)

4m, 1f Orange Tip - Marston Thrift (HMH)


1st:
1m Brimstone, 1m Green-veined White, 1f Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue - Priory Country Park, Wildlife Garden (KB)

1 Speckled Wood - All Saints Church Leighton Buzzard (REM)




April 2015

30th:
1m Brimstone, 7m Orange Tip, 1 Speckled Wood - Sandhouse Lane LNR (BH,RM&GD)

1 Small White, 1 Peacock - Broom (RM)

1 Duke of Burgundy - Totternhoe quarry (GB,GH)


28th:
1 Green-veined White, 2 Small Copper, 5, 1 pair Speckled Wood - The Lodge RSPB reserve, Sandy Ridge and Old Heath (BC)

1 Speckled Wood - Rackley Pit Leighton Buzzard (REM)


27th:
2 Small White, 1 Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue, 2 Small Tortoiseshell - Clifton (RM)

1 Small White, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma - Stanford wood (RM)

4 Dingy Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 1 Green-veined White, 6 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock - Whipsnade Downs (RM)

1 Holly Blue - Garden in Upper Caldecote (DK)


26th:
2 Green-veined White - River Ivel (PR)

1m Orange Tip, 1 Speckled Wood - Stevington marsh behind church (KB)

1m Orange Tip - Footpath alongside Wood Craft (KB)

1m Orange Tip, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Speckled Wood - Pavenham, footpath alongside Ouse (KB)


25th:
2 Large White, 1 Small White, 1m Orange Tip, 1 Peacock - Back garden in Beeston (TR)


24th:
3m, 1f Orange Tip, 1 Speckled Wood - Tottenhoe Quarry NT Car Park (PB)


22nd:
1 Brimstone, 1 Small/Green-veined White, 7 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock - Blows Down (RM)

1 Speckled Wood - Shillington (GB,PB)

2 Small Copper, 2 Speckled Wood - Bedford (AD,GC)


21st:
1m Orange Tip, 2 Holly Blue - Silsoe garden (SC)

1 Small White - Shillington (GB)

1m Brimstone, 1m Orange Tip, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock - Holme Mill (GB)

1m, 1f Brimstone, 1 Green-veined White, 5 Small/Green-veined White, 2m Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 2 Comma, 10 Speckled Wood - Duck End NR (DW)


20th:
3 Brimstone, 7 Small/Green-veined White, 2 Orange Tip, 14 Small Tortoiseshell, 15 Peacock - Clifton canal (RM)

4 Brimstone, 3 Large White, 6 Small/Green-veined White, 2 Orange Tip, 1 Red Admiral, 7 Small Tortoiseshell, 11 Peacock, 3 Comma, 3 Speckled Wood - Stanford wood (RM)

2m Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Peacock - Linslade Woods (REM)

1m Brimstone, 1 Large White, 4 Green-veined White, 2 Peacock, 1 Comma, 2 Speckled Wood - Linslade Woods (REM)

1 Holly Blue - Totternhoe Knolls (Rk,GH)

1m Brimstone, 1m Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Comma - Shillington (GB,PB)


18th:
1m Brimstone, 1m Small White, 1 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Holly Blue - Garden in Caldecote (FK,DK)

3 Small Tortoiseshell - Biggleswade Green Wheel (DK,FK)

1 Large White, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock - Jackdaw Hill, Lidlington (DOM,GA)

2m, 1f Brimstone, 1m Large White, 1m Orange Tip, 4m Small Tortoiseshell, 3m Peacock - Hatley Road, Potton (DOM)

1 Large White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock, 1 Comma - Sandy Heath Quarry southwest corner (TR)

2 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock - Sandy Heath Quarry east side (TR)

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

2 Orange Tip, 24 Small Tortoiseshell, 7 Peacock - Maulden, Ampthill, Kingswood (CG)

1 Large White, 1 Orange Tip, 2 Holly Blue, 1 Peacock, 1 Speckled Wood - Back garden in Stotfold (PC)

1f Orange Tip, 2 Peacock - Linslade Woods (REM)

2 Green Hairstreak - Barton Hills NNR (SR,TS)


17th:
1m Orange Tip, 2 Peacock - Sandhouse Lane NR (REM)


16th:
1m Brimstone, 1m Orange Tip - edge of Barwick Spinney, Colworth estate, Sharnbrook (HMH)

m Brimstone, 1m Orange Tip, Peacock - Colworth estate, Sharnbrook (HMH)

1 Small White, 1 Orange Tip, 7 Holly Blue - Rothsay road Bedford (AD,GC)

9 Small White, 15 Small Tortoiseshell, 29 Peacock, 1 Comma - Stanford Wood (RM)

1f Small White - Linslade garden (REM)


15th:
The first Green Hairstreak report, from the Knocking Hoe transect (GB)

1m Brimstone, 3 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Orange Tip, 6 Small Tortoiseshell, 8 Peacock - Maulden Wood and surrounding footpaths (CG)

2 pair Speckled Wood - Along roadside on Leighton Road, Heath and Reach (EC)

1 Brimstone, 2 Small White, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Peacock - Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (RP)

6 Brimstone, 2 Small White, 8 Small Tortoiseshell - Blow's Downs (PF,TF)

1 Comma - Bromham Mill (MS)

3m, 2f Brimstone, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Peacock - Stotfold, Mill Meadows NR (AB)

6m, 1f Brimstone, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Peacock - Bison Hill (AB)

3 Peacock - Cooper's Hill NR (AB)

2m Brimstone, 2 Large White, 1m Orange Tip, 9m Small Tortoiseshell, 14m Peacock - Meadow Lane GP, Bedford (DOM)

1 Holly Blue - Priory CP, Bedford (DOM)

1 Small White, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Peacock - Fenlake Meadows, Bedford (DOM)


14th:
1 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 11 Small Tortoiseshell, 12 Peacock - Myers Farm, Potton (DOM)

1m Brimstone - road approaching Steveington from A428 (HMH)

1 Small White - Henlow Camp (RM)

1 Peacock - Clifton village (RM)

A Green-veined White seen on the Old Warden Tunnel transect (KB).


13th:
A Holly Blue in a Bidwell garden (DG).


12th:
2 Small Tortoiseshell, 7 Peacock, 2 Comma - Pegnut Wood, Potton (DOM)


11th:
3 Peacock, 1 Comma - Back garden in Beeston (TR)


10th:
5 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Peacock - Derek White's Eggs GP (DOM)

1 Small White, 7 Small Tortoiseshell, 6 Peacock - New Road GP, Sandy (DOM)

1m Orange Tip - Deepdale, Potton (DOM)

5 Brimstone, 15 Peacock - Centenary Wood Pulloxhill (LC)

1 Brimstone, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 7 Peacock - Flitton Moor (LC)

1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock - Toddington (SB)

1 Comma - Seen on edge of ride on footpath at Round Wood north of Sharnbrook (ld)


9th:
1m, 1f Orange Tip, 11 Peacock - Flitton (LC)

5 Peacock - Centenary Wood, Pulloxholl (LC)

3m, 1f Brimstone, 10 Small Tortoiseshell, 17 Peacock - Myers Farm, Potton (DOM)


8th:
4m Brimstone, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 8 Peacock, 1 Comma - Pegnut Wood, Potton (DOM)

12 Small Tortoiseshell, 15 Peacock - Grovebury Quarry,southwest section (BH,RM)

1m Brimstone, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock - Shillington (GB)


7th:
2 Brimstone, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma - Priory Country Park (LD,JU)

3m Brimstone, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Peacock - Sandy Smith NR (AB,MB)

3m Brimstone, 1 Peacock - Beadlow (AB,MB)

1m Brimstone - Lower Stondon (AB,MB)

2 Brimstone - Stopsley garden (DS)

1 Large White - Bedford (Ad,Gc)

1 Orange Tip - Pulloxhill (LC)

2m Brimstone, 8 Peacock, 3 Comma - Chicksands Wood - SW (TR)

1 Large White, 7 Peacock, 5 Comma - Chicksands Wood - NE (TR)

3m Brimstone, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock - Potton (DOM)

4m Brimstone, 1 Small White, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Peacock, 1 Comma - Potton Wood SW inc. Water Tower (DOM)

3 Small Tortoiseshell, 7 Peacock - Sandy Smith Nature Reserve (TR)

1m Brimstone, 3 Peacock - Sandy Smith Nature Reserve (TR)

2m, 1f Brimstone, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 12 Peacock, 4 Comma - Potton Wood SE inc. Home Farm and Cockayne Hatley Church (DOM)

1m Brimstone, 1 Small White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Peacock - Back garden in Beeston (TR)

1m Brimstone - garden in Bromham (HMH)


6th:
4m Brimstone, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock - Tetworth Hall Estate (DOM)

4m, 3f Brimstone, 1 Peacock - Woodbury Hall (DOM)

2m Brimstone, 1 Peacock - Myers Farm, Potton (DOM)

1m Brimstone, 1m Orange Tip, 2 Peacock - The Lodge, Sandy - Old heath and horse paddocks (TR)

2m Brimstone, 4 Peacock, 1 Comma - The Lodge, Sandy - Gatehouse and Ridge Trail (TR)

2m Brimstone, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Peacock - The Lodge, Sandy - Gardens and Hill Fort (TR)

1 Peacock - DENR, Maulden (DW)

1 Brimstone - Private Garden in Westoning (SW)

6m, 1 pair Brimstone, 1 Large White, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 8 Peacock, 3 Comma - Between Willington and Bedford (JS)

10 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock - The Riddy Nature Reserve (TR)

1m Brimstone, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock - Back garden in Beeston (TR)

1 Brimstone, 2 Holly Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock - Rothsay Road Bedford (AD,GC)

1 Small White - Cardington Road Bedford (AD,GC)

1m Orange Tip - Southern edge of Pennyfather's Hills (SR)

1m Brimstone, 1 Peacock, 2 Comma - Southern edge of Pennyfather's Hills (KB,SR)

3 Peacock, 1 Comma - Maulden Heath(KB,SR)

1m Brimstone, 1 Peacock - Maulden Wood (KB,SR)

1m Brimstone - Bedford, Polhill Avenue (KB)

1m Brimstone - Cardington green (KB)

5th:
1m Brimstone and 1 Peacock in a Beeston garden (TR).

2nd:
3m Brimstone, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock and 2 Comma in Pegnut Wood (DO-M).

1m Brimstone in Upper Caldecote (TR).

2 Small Tortoiseshell in a Linslade garden (JK).

1 Brimstone in a Bidwell garden (DG).

3 Brimstone seen along the B660 just north of Bedford (AB).

1 Brimstone seen in Shillington (GB).

2m Brimstone and 6 Peacock at Knocking Hoe, one peacock chasing a bumblebee (GB).


March 2015

30th:
1 Small Tortoiseshell in Clifton Park (RM).

1 Brimstone in a Linslade garden (REM).

28th:
1 Peacock seen in blustery weather on Pegsdon Hills (KB,SR).

1 Comma seen in Lower Stondon (MGB).

27th:
1 Peacock seen at RSPB, The Lodge (DO-M).

24th:
2 Small Tortoiseshell seen in a Maulden field edge (CG).

22nd:
1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Peacock in Linslade Woods (REM,DSM).

1 Peacock in Clifton village (RM).

20th:
1 Comma in Priory Country Park,Bedford (KB,JU).

3 Small Tortoiseshell at Clipstone Brook in Leighton Buzzard (REM).

1 male Brimstone and 1 Small Tortoiseshell in Sandhouse Lane NR (REM).

1 Small Tortoiseshell on Sandy Heath (DO-M).

1 male Brimstone in Maulden (CG).

18th:
1 Small Tortoiseshell in an Ampthill garden (DW).

12th:
1 Brimstone in Barton-le-Clay (PF).

1 Red Admiral in Bedford Park (MH).

10th:
1 male Brimstone in Linslade (BH).

1 female Brimstone at Duck End NR (DW).

1 Peacock on Maulden Heath (SR).

1 Peacock, 1 Comma and 2 Small Tortoiseshells in Blunham (TS).

2 male Brimstone and 1 Small Tortoiseshell in Rokum Hole (Wildlife Trust volunteers).

1 Small Tortoiseshell at Derek White's Eggs pits (DO-M).

1 Small Tortoiseshell at Gypsy Lane east pit (DO-M, SB).

9th:
1 male Brimstone and 9 Small Tortoiseshells in the Maulden area (CG).

8th:
1 Peacock in Sandy (TR).

7th:
Spectacular day...

The first Speckled Wood of the year on Warden Hill, plus 2 Brimstone (RK).

A Brimstone in Dunstable (PF).

A Brimstone in Shillington (GB).

3 male Brimstones in Clifton (AO,PO).

2 male Brimstones in Milton Ernest (ER).

A Brimstone in Clifton (BC).

1 Comma and 1 Red Admiral in Chicksands Wood (KB,SR).

1 male Brimstone, 1 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell in Bedford (KB).

1 Small Tortoiseshell in Luton (PG).

1 Brimstone in Sundon Hills country park (AS,DC).

1 male Brimstone in an Upper Caldecote garden (DK,FK).

1 male Brimstone and 1 Peacock in Lower Stondon (AB).

3 male Brimstone in Stopsley (DS).

1 Comma and 1 Small Tortoiseshell in Clifton Park (RM).

1 Brimstone in Mill Lane, Greenfield (DS).

3 Brimstone and 1 Red Admiral in West Wood (TS).

1 Brimstone in Potton (DO-M).

6th:
A Red Admiral on the Carthagena golf course (ST).

5th:
A Peacock in Shillington (PB,GB).

A Small Tortoiseshell in Clifton (RM).

A Small Tortoiseshell in Beeston (TR).

Comma in Blunham (TS,DO).

4th:
A Peacock in Stanford Wood (RM).


February 2015

27th:
A Red Admiral on the John O'Gaunt golf course (ST).

18th:
A Red Admiral flying in a Linslade garden (BH).

A Red Admiral flying in the gardens at The Lodge, Sandy (KF).

A Brimstone flying at The Lodge, Sandy (TB).

A Small Tortoiseshell basking on a wall in Leighton Buzzard town centre (REM).

17th:
A Comma flew past the 1st tee on John O'Gaunt golf course (PC).

15th:
A Small Tortoiseshell flying around the second floor of Jordan's Mill, Holme (GJ).

13th:
A Peacock flying at Center Parcs (LV).

9th:
A Small Tortoiseshell sunning itself on a heather bed in Clifton (AO).

Another Small Tortoiseshell sunning itself on mud at Duck End NR (DM,MM).

And another Small Tortoiseshell in a Greenfield garden (DS).


January 2015

31st:
23 Peacocks and 5 Small Tortoiseshells found hibernating in a disused house in Biggleswade (RL).

5th:
1 Peacock flying at Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (RK).

2nd:
1 Peacock flying along a hedgerow in sunshine at 1pm near Bradger's Hill, Luton (MM).