Bedfordshire Sightings 2016




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September 2016

26th:
2 Small Copper - Maulden Heath, eastern SSSI (SR)


25th:
29 Small Copper, 2 Brown Argus, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Heath - The Lodge-Ridge and Summer trails (TR)

1 Green-veined White, 4 Small Copper - The Lodge-Gardens (TR)

1 Red Admiral, 1 Comma - Sandy Heath Quarry - SW corner (TR)


23rd:
1 Green-veined White, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Speckled Wood - Duck End NR (REM,DSM)


22nd:
1 Red Admiral, 2 Speckled Wood - Linslade Woods (REM,DSM)


21st:
1 Red Admiral - garden in Bromham (HMH)


18th:
4 Small White, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1f Meadow Brown - Sharpenhoe (MH)

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

1 Large White, 2 Small White, 1 Red Admiral - South facing Bedford garden (AD)

1 Large White, 1 Red Admiral - Alwins Field garden (REM)


15th:
1 Small White, 1 Small Copper, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell - Ouzel Meadows, Linslade (REM)

Large White, Small White, Small Tortoiseshell - Garden, Langford (AC,JC)


14th:
1 Small White, 1m Common Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell - Leighton Buzzard Vandyke Road (REM)

Large White, Small White, Small Tortoiseshell - Garden, Langford (AC,JC)


13th:
1 Green-veined White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Comma - Sandhouse Lane NR (REM)

3 Speckled Wood - Sandhouse Lane NR (REM)

1 Red Admiral - Alwins Field garden (REM)

Large White, Small White, 1 Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell - Garden, Langford (AC,JC)


12th:
1 Small Copper - Shillington, little field CWS (GB)


11th:
2 Speckled Wood - Linslade Woods (REM,DSM)

4 Large White, 3 Small White, 3 Small/Green-veined White, 85+ Small Copper, 15 Brown Argus, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma, 3 Speckled Wood, 3 Small Heath - The Lodge-Ridge and Summer trails (TR)

2 Large White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma - The Lodge-Gardens (TR)

2 Small/Green-veined White, 3 Small Copper, 3 Brown Argus, 2 Red Admiral, 3 Comma, 1 Small Heath - Sandy Heath - transmitter area (TR)

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

2 Large White, 4 Small White, 8 Small Tortoiseshell - Garden, Langford (AC,JC)


9th:
8 Red Admiral - Carthegena golf course (DK)

Large White, Small White, 1 Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell - Garden, Langford (AC,JC)


8th:
3 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Meadow Brown - Flitton Moor (REM)

Large White, 3 Small White, 4+ Small Tortoiseshell - Garden, Langford (AC,JC)

1 Clouded Yellow - Totternhoe Quarry (RK,BA)


7th:
1 Holly Blue, 12 Red Admiral, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 7 Comma - Clifton and Clifton canal (RM)

1 Red Admiral, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Speckled Wood - Stanford wood (RM)

Large White, 3 Small White, 1 Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell - Garden, Langford (AC,JC)


6th:
2 Clouded Yellow - edge of clover field with few flowers - off silsoe rd, maulden (pb)


5th:
1 Small Heath - Shillington, track close to little field CWS (GB)


4th:
4 Small White - Back garden in Beeston (TR)


2nd:
1 Painted Lady - Grovebury SP (JL)


1st:
4 Small Copper - Maulden Wood and Pennyfather's Hills SSSI (SR)

1 Red Admiral, 5 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 1 Speckled Wood - Barton-le-Clay (AdW,MdW)




August 2016

31st:
1+ Common Blue, 1+ Chalkhill Blue - Resevoir Field, Chute Farm, Whipsnade (JP)

2 Small Tortoiseshell - Leighton Buzzard Centre (AD)

1 Small White, 2 Red Admiral, 2 Painted Lady, 2 Small Tortoiseshell - Wigmore (SC,AC)

1 Small Copper - RSPB The Lodge near the shop (DK,TCQ)


30th:
1 Small Copper, 1f Common Blue, 4 Speckled Wood, 1 Gatekeeper, 1 Meadow Brown - Sandhouse Lane NR (REM)

1m Clouded Yellow - Grovebury Sand Pit (JL)

2 Large White, 12 Small White, 2 Green-veined White, 3 Common Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell - Jordands mill. Broom (GB)

4 Large White, 1 Small White, 15 Chalkhill Blue, 5 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock, 30 Speckled Wood, 2 Small Heath - Sharpenhoe Clappers (FK,DK)

1 Red Admiral - Bromham (HMH)

2 Small Tortoiseshell - Podington Garden Centre (AD)


29th:
4 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Comma, 1 Speckled Wood - Stotfold Garden (PC)

4 Chalkhill Blue, 2 Speckled Wood, 7 Small Heath - Pegsdon Hills (DK,FK)

1 Silver-washed Fritillary - chicksands wood (GB,PB)

1 Small White, 3 Small Tortoiseshell - Lower Stondon (MGB)

1 Small White, 2 Red Admiral, 2 Small Tortoiseshell - Stondon Baptist Church Station road Lower Stondon (AMB,MGB)

6 Small White, 4 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Small Tortoiseshell - Bedford (AD)


28th:
3 Small White, 1 Small Copper, 5 Brown Argus, 3m Common Blue, 2 Holly Blue, 2 Speckled Wood, 2 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Heath - Gypsy Lane, Broom (TR)

8 Common Blue - Octagon Farm, Bedford (DOM)

1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 21 Speckled Wood - Potton Wood, south west quadrant only (DOM)

1 Small White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell - Lower Stondon (AMB,MGB)

1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Gatekeeper - Bromham (HMH)


27th:
1, 1 larva Large White, 4 Small White, 1 Painted Lady, 3 Small Tortoiseshell - Back garden in Beeston (TR)


26th:
12 Large White, 6 Small White, 3 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Comma, 7 Speckled Wood, 1 Meadow Brown - Fenlake Meadows, Bedford (DOM)

4 Red Admiral - Bedford STW (DOM)


25th:
Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Brown Argus, 2m Common Blue, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 6 Speckled Wood, 2f Gatekeeper - field margins, Cleat Hill (AD)


24th:
1f Brimstone, 1 Small White, 1 Red Admiral, 11 Small Tortoiseshell - Wigmore (SC,AC)


23rd:
4 Small Heath - Sandy Smith Nature Reserve (SR)

1m Brimstone, 1 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 3m, 1f Common Blue, 2 Red Admiral, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Gatekeeper - Ledburn Pit (REM)


21st:
2 Small White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell - Back garden in Beeston (TR)


20th:
1 Purple Hairstreak - Maulden Wood SSSI (SR,AaMdW)


18th:
25+ Large White, 25+ Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Common Blue, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 16 Meadow Brown - Baulk wood (RM)


17th:
25+ Large White, 30+ Small White, 3 Holly Blue, 1 Painted Lady, 8 Small Tortoiseshell - Clifton (RM)

1 Large White, 1 Small White, 3 Small/Green-veined White, 3 Brown Argus, 5m Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 6 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Heath - Sandy Smith nature reserve (TR)

3 Large White, 3 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Small Copper, 14 Brown Argus, 7m, 2f Common Blue, 6 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Gatekeeper, 9 Meadow Brown - Sandy Smith nature reserve (TR)

2m Large Skipper, 2m, 1f Brimstone, 1 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Purple Hairstreak, 1 Painted Lady, 2 Peacock, 2, 2f Silver-washed Fritillary, 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Gatekeeper, 1 Meadow Brown - Kings Wood Heath and Reach (REM,EM)

2 Small Skipper, 3 Essex Skipper, 2 Small/Essex Skipper, 1m Brimstone, 1 Large White, 3 Small White, 21 Brown Argus, 60m, 4f Common Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Gatekeeper, 28 Meadow Brown, 6 Small Heath - Sandy Smith nature reserve (TR)

1 Small Skipper, 1 Small/Essex Skipper, 4 Meadow Brown - Sandy Smith nature reserve (TR)

1 Large Skipper, 1 Large White, 3 Small White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 3 Speckled Wood, 1 Gatekeeper, 4 Meadow Brown - College Wood, Northill (TR)


16th:
2 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Holly Blue, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma - Ouzel Meadows, Linslade (REM)

1 Speckled Wood - Woodland (CLB)


15th:
20+ Brimstone, 2 Brown Argus, 150+ Chalkhill Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Speckled Wood, 1 Gatekeeper, 25+ Meadow Brown - Sharpenhoe Clappers (PC)

30+ Large White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Comma, 1 Meadow Brown - Clifton and Clifton canal (RM)

4 Large White, 24 Small White, 23 Common Blue, 2 Comma, 5 Speckled Wood, 14 Meadow Brown - Stanford wood and field (RM)


14th:
2 Essex Skipper, 2 Small/Essex Skipper, 1m Brimstone, 3 Green-veined White, 11 Small/Green-veined White, 1m Common Blue, 250+m, 50+f Chalkhill Blue, 2 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Peacock, 1 Comma, 11 Speckled Wood, 5 Gatekeeper, 19 Meadow Brown - Sharpenhoe Clappers (TR)

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

1 Painted Lady - Caldecote Garden (DK)

1f Brown Argus, 1 Painted Lady, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Gatekeeper, 2 Meadow Brown - Harrold garden (aH)


13th:
10+ Small/Green-veined White, 1 Purple Hairstreak, 16 Small Copper, 18 Brown Argus, 4 Gatekeeper, 8 Meadow Brown - The Lodge-Ridge trail (TR)

1m Brimstone, 2 Large White, 3 Small White, 2 Green-veined White, 1m, 1f Common Blue, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Peacock, 3 Meadow Brown - The Lodge-Gardens (TR)

1 Small White, 4+ Small/Green-veined White, 1 Small Copper, 2 Brown Argus, 1 Comma, 2 Gatekeeper, 2 Small Heath - Sandy Heath Quarry - SW corner (TR)


12th:
1m Holly Blue - Globe Inn, Linslade (REM)

2 Silver-washed Fritillary - Maulden Wood SSSI (SR)

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


11th:
1 Silver-washed Fritillary - Maulden Wood SSSI, arboretum (SR)


10th:
2 Small/Essex Skipper, 13 Small/Green-veined White, 1 White-letter Hairstreak, 2 Small Copper, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma, 12 Speckled Wood, 1 Gatekeeper, 15 Meadow Brown, 4 Ringlet - Maulden Woods (CG)


9th:
4 Small Skipper, 2 Small White, 1 Common Blue, 2 Meadow Brown - Dunstable (PF)

1f Common Blue, 4 Holly Blue - Harrold garden (AH)


8th:
1 Brimstone, m, f Large White, m, f Small White, 1 Small Copper, m, f Common Blue, 1 Speckled Wood, m, f Gatekeeper, 1f Meadow Brown - Mowsbury Hill, Bedford (AD)


7th:
2 Large White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Comma - Queens Park Bedford (kr)

1m Large Skipper, 1f Brimstone, m, f Large White, m, f Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Holly Blue, 2, 1m Gatekeeper, 2 Ringlet - bridleway alongside Putnoe Wood, Bedford (AD)

1 Small/Essex Skipper, 2 Large White, 2 Small White, 3 Green-veined White, 10+ Small/Green-veined White, 2 Holly Blue, 3 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock, 2 Gatekeeper, 4 Meadow Brown - The Riddy and The Baulk, Beeston (TR)

2m Brimstone - The Riddy and The Baulk, Beeston (TR)


6th:
1m Brimstone - Church Street, Luton (DI)

Small/Essex Skipper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Chalkhill Blue, Small Heath - Pegsdon hills (GB)

Brimstone, Small White, Holly Blue, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell - Shillington (GB)


5th:
4 Large White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock - Alwins Field garden (REM)

1 Essex Skipper, 1 Large Skipper, 4 Large White, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Speckled Wood, 2 Gatekeeper, 2 Ringlet - Linslade Woods (REM)

Small/Essex Skipper, Brimstone, Small White, Chalkhill Blue, Red Admiral, Dark Green Fritillary - Ravensburgh bank. Barton hills (GB,GH)

1m Silver-washed Fritillary - Center Parcs (CG)


4th:
1 Small Skipper, 1 Essex Skipper, 2 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 1m Brown Argus, 2, 1m Common Blue, 5 Gatekeeper, 2 Meadow Brown - Astral Park (REM)

1 Red Admiral, 4 Gatekeeper, 2 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet - Rushmere Park (REM)

1 Marbled White - Astral Park (REM)

Large White, Small White, Green-veined White, 2m, 3f Common Blue, 1 Comma, 2 Speckled Wood, m, f Gatekeeper, 2 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet - Barley field margin,Cleat Hill,Bedford (AD)

7 Small Copper - Maulden Wood and Pennyfather's Hills SSSI (SR,TS)

1f Small Skipper, 1 Red Admiral - Meadow (CLB)


3rd:
3 Peacock, 3 Comma, 1 Gatekeeper - Priory CP, South of main lake (KB)

5 Small/Essex Skipper, 2 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 23m, 5f Chalkhill Blue, 2 Painted Lady, 3 Marbled White, 5 Gatekeeper, 1 Meadow Brown - Sharpenhoe Clappers (SC,AC)

1 Large Skipper, Large White, Small White, Green-veined White, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 5 Comma, 4 Speckled Wood, m, f Gatekeeper, 2 Meadow Brown, Ringlet - bridleways around Putnoe Wood (AD)

1m Brimstone, 2 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 5 Small/Green-veined White, 3m Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 3 Peacock, 1 Speckled Wood, 3 Gatekeeper, 2 Meadow Brown - Ledburn Road Sand Pit (BH,RM)

25 Large Skipper, 3 Large White, 3 Green-veined White, 17 Small/Green-veined White, 2 Purple Hairstreak, 2, 1f White-letter Hairstreak, 4 Red Admiral, 6 Peacock, 3 Comma, 6m, 3f Silver-washed Fritillary, 24 Speckled Wood, 4 Gatekeeper, 5 Meadow Brown, 15 Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (MH)

1 Red Admiral - Bridle path (CLB)


2nd:
2 Gatekeeper - Tiddenfoot WP (REM)


1st:
1 Silver-washed Fritillary - Maulden Wood SSSI (SR)




July 2016

31st:
1 Small Skipper, 1 Essex Skipper, 1 Small/Essex Skipper, 1 Green-veined White, 40+m, 8f Chalkhill Blue, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Peacock, 1 Comma, 8 Marbled White, 5 Gatekeeper, 15 Meadow Brown - Sharpenhoe Clappers (TR)

1 Large White, 1 Red Admiral, 7 Gatekeeper, 3 Meadow Brown - Sandy Smith nature reserve (TR)

1 Speckled Wood, 10 Gatekeeper, 4 Meadow Brown, 2 Ringlet - Sandy Smith nature reserve (TR)

1 Red Admiral, 4 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet - Sandy Smith nature reserve (TR)

2 Small Skipper, 1, 2 pair Large Skipper, 6+ Large White, 14+ Small White, 2 Green-veined White, 12+ Small/Green-veined White, 1 Common Blue, 40+ Chalkhill Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 10 Marbled White, 20+ Gatekeeper, 20+ Meadow Brown, 5 Ringlet - Totternhoe Quarry Wildlife Trust Nature reserve and NT reserve (AM)


30th:
1m Brimstone - A507 Verge near Flitton (AB,MB)

1m Brimstone - Lower Stondon, Station Road (AB,MB)

1 Gatekeeper - Lower Stondon garden (AB,MB)

8+ Purple Hairstreak, 1 Comma - Sandy Heath Quarry - SW corner (TR)

10+ Meadow Brown - Sandy Heath (TR)

1 Large White, 5 Small White, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 2 Comma, 3 Gatekeeper, 1 Meadow Brown - South Mills (DA)

2f Large White, 1 Holly Blue, 1m Gatekeeper - South-facing Bedford garden (AD)

1 Purple Emperor - Maulden Wood SSSI (SR)


29th:
1 Large White, 1 Holly Blue - Alwins Field garden, Linslade (REM)


28th:
2m Large Skipper, 2 Large White, 2 Green-veined White, 1 White Admiral, 3 Silver-washed Fritillary, 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Gatekeeper, 2 Meadow Brown, 6 Ringlet - Kings Wood Heath and Reach (REM)

Small/Essex Skipper, Large Skipper, Marbled White - near Kingshoe wood (GB)


27th:
2 Small/Essex Skipper, 9 Large Skipper, 30+ Large White, 60+ Small/Green-veined White, 13 Red Admiral, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock, 2 Comma, 3 Speckled Wood, 3 Marbled White, 12+ Gatekeeper, 50+ Meadow Brown, 6 Ringlet - Hicca way through Arlesey (RM)

3 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 1 Speckled Wood - The Baulk, Beeston (TR)

4 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral - South-facing Bedford garden (AD)


26th:
2 Gatekeeper, 2 Meadow Brown - Bellows Mill (REM)


25th:
1 Essex Skipper, 2 Large Skipper, 1m Brimstone, 1 Large White, 15 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 2 Red Admiral, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 3 Gatekeeper, 12 Meadow Brown, 4 Ringlet - Kempston (HG)

3f Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Comma - South-facing Bedford garden (AD)

2 Small/Essex Skipper, 4 Large Skipper, 20+ Large White, 20+ Small White, 3 Holly Blue, 4 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Peacock, 11 Comma, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Marbled White, 9 Gatekeeper, 4 Meadow Brown, 2 Ringlet - Clifton, and Clifton canal (RM)

9 Small/Essex Skipper, 5 Large Skipper, 20+ Large White, 20+ Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 3 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Peacock, 12 Comma, 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Marbled White, 7 Gatekeeper, 20+ Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet - Stanford wood (RM)


24th:
1 Small Skipper, 1f Essex Skipper, 5 Small/Essex Skipper, 1m, 1f Brimstone, 5 Large White, 1 Small White, 37m Chalkhill Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 2 Dark Green Fritillary, 10 Marbled White, 17 Gatekeeper, 4 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet - Sharpenhoe clappers (SC)

1m, 1f Small Skipper, 1f Essex Skipper, 5 Small/Essex Skipper, 2 Large White, 9m Chalkhill Blue, 1 Comma, 2 Dark Green Fritillary, 20 Marbled White, 1 Gatekeeper, 15+ Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet - Pegsdon hills (SC)

Small/Essex Skipper, Small White, Green-veined White, Small Tortoiseshell, Marbled White, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Ringlet - Lancot Meadow WT Reserve (JP,WP)

12 Small Skipper, 3 Large White, 2 Small White, 80 Chalkhill Blue, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 20 Marbled White, 16 Gatekeeper, 8 Meadow Brown, 8 Ringlet - Sharpenhoe Clappers (CW)

24 Small Skipper, 1 Essex Skipper, 2 Large White, 2 Small White, 36m, 1f Chalkhill Blue, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 22 Marbled White, 16 Gatekeeper, 5 Meadow Brown, 4 Ringlet - Totternhoe Knolls - quarry (CW)


23rd:
3 Small Skipper, Small/Essex Skipper, 2 Large Skipper, 10 Large White, 7 Small White, 1 Small Copper, 1 Brown Argus, 4 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 3 Comma, 1 Speckled Wood, 8 Marbled White, 19 Gatekeeper, 6 Meadow Brown, 14 Ringlet - Deepdale Quarry, Carthagena Road, Potton (DOM,JD)

2 Brimstone, Large White, Small White, Green-veined White, 4 Comma, 1m, 1f Silver-washed Fritillary, 3 Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Ringlet - bridleway alongside Putnoe Wood (AD)

2 Large Skipper, 2 Large White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Comma, 2 Silver-washed Fritillary, 2 Speckled Wood, 2 Gatekeeper, 1 Meadow Brown, 12 Ringlet - Kings Wood Heath and Reach (REM,DSM)

3 Large White, 1 Red Admiral - Garden, Langford (AC,BD,JC)

10+ Small/Essex Skipper, 3+ Large Skipper, 2m Brimstone, 5 Large White, 1m Common Blue, 10m, 1f Chalkhill Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 30+ Marbled White, 9 Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Ringlet, 2 Small Heath - Pegsdon Hills NR (AC,BD)

1 Large White, 3 Purple Hairstreak, 1 Small Copper, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, Meadow Brown, Ringlet - Sandy Heath Quarry (AC,BD)

1 Large Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 13 Large White, 21 Small White, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma, 3 Silver-washed Fritillary, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Marbled White, 2 Gatekeeper, 1 Meadow Brown, 30 Ringlet - Main ride in Marston Thrift (AB,CB)

1 Brimstone, 2 Green-veined White, 2 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Comma, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 5 Marbled White, 2 Gatekeeper, 4 Meadow Brown - Pegsdon Hills Nature Reserve Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs and Northants (AM)

6 Small White, 6 Green-veined White, 1 Common Blue, 6 Chalkhill Blue, 6 Marbled White, 3 Gatekeeper, 6 Meadow Brown, 2 Ringlet - Pegsdon Hills Nature Reserve Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs and Northants (AM)

5 Small White, 4 Green-veined White, 7 Marbled White, 2 Gatekeeper, 5 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet - Pegsdon Hills Nature Reserve Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs and Northants (AM)


22nd:
3 Large Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 2 Large White, 1 Comma, 5 Silver-washed Fritillary - Kings Wood Heath and Reach (REM)

2 Large Skipper, 16 Large White, 21 Small White, 2 Green-veined White, 3 Red Admiral, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 7 Comma, 2 Speckled Wood, 8 Marbled White, 18 Gatekeeper, 15 Meadow Brown, 19 Ringlet - Myers Farm, Potton (DOM)

Large White, Small White, 3 Comma, 2m Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Ringlet - bridleway alongside Putnoe Woods (AD)

1 Small Skipper, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Meadow Brown - Wet meadow - Fancott (CLB)

1 Large White, 1m Silver-washed Fritillary - Putnoe Wood (AD)


21st:
2 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 4 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Meadow Brown - Jordans Mill, flower meadow (AC)

10 Small/Essex Skipper, 10 Large Skipper, 2 Small White, 3 Green-veined White, 10 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Comma, 2 Speckled Wood, 0 Marbled White, 10 Gatekeeper, 10 Meadow Brown, 20 Ringlet - Palmer's Wood, Old Warden (AC)

Small/Essex Skipper, 2 Small White, 1 Comma, 2 Marbled White - Stanford (AC)


20th:
1 Silver-washed Fritillary - Maulden Wood SSSI (SR,TS)

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

4 Large White, 25+ Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady - Clifton (RM)

1 Large Skipper, 11 Large White, 2 Green-veined White, 30+ Small/Green-veined White, 3 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 1 Marbled White, 16 Gatekeeper, 25+ Meadow Brown, 5 Ringlet - Millenium meadows Henlow (RM)

1 Painted Lady, 2 Speckled Wood, 2 Ringlet - Rammamere Heath (JK)

Small/Essex Skipper, Green-veined White, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Ringlet - Willington station area (RB,CB)

1 Red Admiral - Cyclepath in TL1050 (RB,CB)

1m Small Skipper, 3 Large Skipper, 2 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Small/Green-veined White, 1 White Admiral, 1 Red Admiral, 2, 1m Silver-washed Fritillary, 1 Marbled White, 9 Meadow Brown, 8 Ringlet - Kings Wood at Heath and Reach (BH,AH)

1 Red Admiral - The Baulk, Beeston (TR)

1 Red Admiral - Ivel Road, Sandy (TR)

3 Red Admiral - Footpath on S side of Brunel Industrial Estate, Bedford (KB)

2 Small Skipper, 1 Large Skipper, 11 Large White, 15 Small White, 1 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 3 Comma, 6 Gatekeeper, 9 Meadow Brown, 12 Ringlet - Fenlake Meadows, Bedford (DOM)

1m, 1f Small/Essex Skipper, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Marbled White, 1 Meadow Brown - Hogweed, scabious etc by bridleway at Well Head (CLB)


19th:
2 Small Skipper, 3 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 3 Gatekeeper, 2 Ringlet - Ledburn Pit (REM,GD)

Small/Essex Skipper, Large Skipper, Large White, Small/Green-veined White, 1 Purple Emperor, 10 Comma, 9, 1m Silver-washed Fritillary, 1 Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (AC)

10+ Large Skipper, 1+ Large White, 1+ Small/Green-veined White, 1m Purple Emperor, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Comma, 5+ Silver-washed Fritillary, 30+ Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (TR)

10+ Large Skipper, Large White, Small/Green-veined White, 2 White-letter Hairstreak, 2 Comma, 3 Silver-washed Fritillary, 1 Marbled White, 1 Meadow Brown, 40+ Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (TR)

1 Small Skipper, 3 Large Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 1+ Large White, 1+ Small White, 1+ Green-veined White, 2 Small Copper, 3 Common Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma, 9 Marbled White, 22+ Gatekeeper, 49+ Meadow Brown - Sandy Heath and Quarry (CS,AC,PC)

7 Purple Hairstreak, Meadow Brown, Ringlet - Sandy Heath Quarry (AC)


18th:
42+ Large White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Gatekeeper, 3 Meadow Brown - Clifton (RM)

4 Large Skipper, 55+ Large White, 3 Small White, 2 Red Admiral, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 32+ Marbled White, 15 Gatekeeper, 70+ Meadow Brown, 31+ Ringlet - Clifton fields, Baulk wood (RM)

Small Skipper, Small White, 1 Comma, Marbled White, Ringlet - Wigmore park (GB)

6 Small/Essex Skipper, 20+ Large White, 1m, 2f Purple Emperor, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Comma, 20+ Speckled Wood, 20+ Gatekeeper, 15+ Meadow Brown, 10+ Ringlet - Maulden Woods (PC)

1f Purple Emperor - Maulden Wood SSSI (SR,TS)

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

Small/Essex Skipper, Large Skipper, 4 Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Ringlet - Palmer's Wood, Old Warden (AC)

Small/Essex Skipper, Large Skipper, Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 White Admiral, 1 Red Admiral, 4 Silver-washed Fritillary, Meadow Brown, Ringlet - College Wood, Northill (AC)


17th:
1 Painted Lady - Residential rear garden (JL)

1, 1m Small Skipper, 1m Essex Skipper, 4 Small/Essex Skipper, 1 Large White, 1 Small/Green-veined White, 3m Chalkhill Blue, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Dark Green Fritillary, 38 Marbled White, 3 Gatekeeper, 6 Meadow Brown, 11 Ringlet - Sharpenhoe Clappers (SC)

4 Purple Hairstreak, 4 Small Copper, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Gatekeeper, 4 Meadow Brown - The Lodge RSPB (SC)

3 Small/Essex Skipper, 30+ Large White, 20+ Small/Green-veined White, 1 Purple Emperor, 1 Comma, 6 Silver-washed Fritillary, 50+ Speckled Wood, 10+ Meadow Brown, 20+ Ringlet - Maulden Wood (PC)


16th:
4 Small Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Comma, 9 Marbled White, 45 Meadow Brown, 4 Ringlet - Flitwick Moor (LC)

5 Small Skipper, 15 Large White, 19 Marbled White, 31 Meadow Brown - Centenary Wood, Pulloxhill (LC)

1 Small/Essex Skipper, 2 Large Skipper, 20+ Large White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 30+ Speckled Wood, 10+ Meadow Brown, 20+ Ringlet - College Wood, Northill (PC)

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


15th:
3m Large Skipper, Large White, Small White, Green-veined White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Comma, Meadow Brown, Ringlet - field margins and hedges with brambles, Cleat Hill Bedford (AD)


14th:
1 Small/Essex Skipper, 1 Chalkhill Blue - Dunstable Downs (Gb,WP,JP)

3 Small/Essex Skipper, 1 Large White, 2 Small/Green-veined White, 1 White Admiral, 2 Comma, 1f Silver-washed Fritillary, 50+ Meadow Brown, 30+ Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (CG)

6 Large Skipper, 1 White Admiral, 4 Silver-washed Fritillary, 12 Ringlet - King's Wood, Heath and Reach (PF)

6 Small Skipper, 4 Large Skipper, 1 Comma, 3 Marbled White, 2 Gatekeeper, 3 Meadow Brown, 15 Ringlet - Ledburn Pit (REM)

2 Holly Blue - Bedford garden (AD,GC)

25 Large Skipper, 2 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 1m Purple Emperor, 1 Comma, 3 Speckled Wood, 1 Meadow Brown, 110 Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (AC)

3m, 1f Small Skipper, 1m Essex Skipper, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Red Admiral, 8 Meadow Brown, 4 Ringlet - The Riddy, Beeston (TR)

15 Large Skipper, 5 Large White, Small/Green-veined White, 1 Comma, 4, 7m, 1f Silver-washed Fritillary, 1 Speckled Wood, 2 Gatekeeper, 4 Meadow Brown, 30 Ringlet - College Wood, Northill (AC,JC)

2m Silver-washed Fritillary - Chicksands Wood (AC)

m Chalkhill Blue, Small Tortoiseshell - Dunstable Downs (GB,WP)

1 Dark Green Fritillary - Dunstable Downs (GB,GH)

2 Small Skipper, 5 Large Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 21 Large White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma, 16+ Marbled White, 17+ Gatekeeper, 21+ Meadow Brown, 17+ Ringlet - Marston Vale Millennium CP (RM)

8 Small Skipper, 10 Large Skipper, 15 Large White, 6 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 7 Comma, 4 Silver-washed Fritillary, 6 Speckled Wood, 1 Marbled White, 20 Meadow Brown, 125 Ringlet - College Wood south, and Home Wood north, Northill (DOM)

2 Small Skipper, 2 Small/Essex Skipper, 18 Large Skipper, 1 Large White, 3 Small White, 5 Small/Green-veined White, 6 White-letter Hairstreak, 1 White Admiral, 1m, 1f Purple Emperor, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 5 Comma, 7m Silver-washed Fritillary, 6 Speckled Wood, 1 Marbled White, 8 Meadow Brown, 200+ Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (MH)

100+ Marbled White, 100+ Meadow Brown - Thurleigh Airfield (LD)


13th:
2 Silver-washed Fritillary - Working Woodland Centre Site (SR)

12 Large Skipper, 3 Large White, 1 Comma, 3m, 1f Silver-washed Fritillary, 3 Speckled Wood, 5 Meadow Brown, 60 Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (AC,MH)

10 Meadow Brown - unkempt verges,Norse Rd, Bedford (AD)

1 Meadow Brown - unkempt ground next Waitrose CP, Bedford (AD)

1f Essex Skipper, 15+ Meadow Brown - Sandy Heath (TR)

1, 2m Small Skipper, 1 Large White, 1 Comma, 2 Marbled White, 2 Gatekeeper, 3 Meadow Brown, 8 Ringlet - Sandhouse Lane nature reserve (BH,RM)

1 Small Skipper, 5 Large Skipper, 1 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 2 Speckled Wood, 2 Marbled White, 4 Meadow Brown, 16 Ringlet - Kings Wood at Heath and Reach...northeast section (BH,RM)


12th:
2 Small Copper - The Old Heath RSPB Sandy (DK,FK)

1 Large White, 1 Gatekeeper - South-facing Bedford garden (AD)

2 Small Skipper, 2 Comma, 1 Speckled Wood, 12 Ringlet - Linslade Woods (REM)


11th:
1 Large Skipper, 1 Comma, 1 Meadow Brown, 3+ Ringlet - Stockgrove - by the sewage reed bed (JK)

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

4 Large Skipper, 2 Large White, 1 Comma, 2 Speckled Wood, 4 Gatekeeper, 3 Meadow Brown, 20 Ringlet - Palmer's Wood, Old Warden (AC)

1m Purple Emperor in Maulden Wood (TS)


9th:
2 Small/Essex Skipper, 2 Dark Green Fritillary, 30+ Marbled White, 30+ Meadow Brown, 10+ Ringlet - Sharpenhoe Clappers (CG)

1 Gatekeeper - garden with scrub oak and grasses, Clophill (PH,N)

2, 1 pair Small Skipper, 4 Marbled White, 39 Ringlet - Pulloxhill Centenary Woods (LC)

4, 2 pair Small Skipper, 2 Gatekeeper, 8 Meadow Brown, 9 Ringlet - Flitton Moor (LC)


8th:
2+ Small Skipper, 5+ Small/Essex Skipper, 5+ Large Skipper, 8 Large White, 2+ Green-veined White, 3 Small/Green-veined White, 2 Comma, 2 Silver-washed Fritillary, 2 Speckled Wood, 6 Meadow Brown, 30+ Ringlet - College Wood,Northill (DOM)

1 Red Admiral - Octagon Farm (DOM)

1, 2m Small Skipper, 1 Essex Skipper, 1m, 2f Large Skipper, 6, 3m, 2f Marbled White, 6, 3m, 1f Meadow Brown, 3 Ringlet - Clapham Park Wood (MH)

3 Large Skipper, 3 Large White, 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Meadow Brown, 5 Ringlet - College Wood, Northill (AC)

1 Large Skipper, 3 Large White, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Comma, 4 Dark Green Fritillary, 2 Speckled Wood, 51 Marbled White, 14 Meadow Brown, 13 Ringlet, 1 Small Heath - Sharpenhoe Clappers (AC,BD)


7th:
2 Speckled Wood, 2 Marbled White, 20+ Meadow Brown, 10+ Ringlet - Maulden Church meadow and surrounds (CG)

Small/Essex Skipper, Large Skipper, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Ringlet - Barton Gravel Pit NR (GB)

Large Skipper, Small/Green-veined White, 2 Dark Green Fritillary, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Ringlet - Rokum hole bank (GB)

1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Marbled White, 4 Ringlet - Kings Wood at Heath and Reach, south end entrance (BH,AH)

1m Small Skipper, 3 Large Skipper, 1 Green-veined White, 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Marbled White, 4 Meadow Brown, 15 Ringlet - Kings Wood at Heath and Reach, north-east ride (BH,AH)

4 Large Skipper, 3 Large White, 1 Comma, 2 Speckled Wood, 4 Meadow Brown, 30 Ringlet - College Wood, Northill (AC)


6th:
2 Small Skipper, 3 Large Skipper, 1 Large White, 1 Small White, 2 White Admiral, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 8 Silver-washed Fritillary, 1 Speckled Wood, 6 Meadow Brown, 25 Ringlet, 1 Small Heath - College Wood Northill (AD,GC)

2 Large Skipper, 12 Marbled White, 4 Meadow Brown, 20 Ringlet - Wigmore Valley Park (DS)

3 Large White, 6 Green-veined White, 2 Small Tortoiseshell - Clifton (RM)

1 Large Skipper, 4 Small/Green-veined White, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 3 Marbled White, 6 Meadow Brown, 25 Ringlet - Clifton canal (RM)

9 Small Skipper, 4 Large White, 2 Comma, 1 Speckled Wood, 12+ Marbled White, 42+ Meadow Brown, 25+ Ringlet - Stanford wood (RM)

2 Large Skipper, 2 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Marbled White, 3 Meadow Brown, 5 Ringlet - Farm tracks and Lousy Bush NR (IW,IW)

4 Large Skipper, 2 Small White, 1 Common Blue, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 2 Speckled Wood, 14 Marbled White, 15 Meadow Brown, 12 Ringlet - Dunstable Blow Downs (PF)

1 Large Skipper - East hyde wader scrape (DA)


5th:
5 Large Skipper, 1 Large White, 2 Green-veined White, 11 Speckled Wood, 3 Meadow Brown, 80+ Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (SC)

4 Large Skipper, 3 Marbled White, 8 Meadow Brown, 23 Ringlet - Toddington (PF)

5 Large Skipper, 2 Small White, 11 Marbled White, 14 Meadow Brown, 24 Ringlet - Fancott (PF)

4 Large Skipper, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Dark Green Fritillary, 2 Speckled Wood, 32 Marbled White, 23 Meadow Brown, 20 Ringlet - Sharpenhoe (PF)

2 Small Skipper, 2 Essex Skipper, 6 Small/Essex Skipper, 9 Large Skipper, 8 Large White, 3 Small White, 3 Green-veined White, 2 Common Blue, 22 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 5 Comma, 12 Marbled White, 17 Meadow Brown, 53 Ringlet - Bunyan's Farm and The Moor, Harrowden (DOM)

2 Marbled White - Brickhill - amenity grassland by Brickhill Drive (KB)

1 Large Skipper, 1 Green-veined White, 3 Meadow Brown - Brickhill - footpath alongside allotments (KB)

1 Large Skipper, 1 Small White, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Speckled Wood, 3 Marbled White, 1 Meadow Brown, 12 Ringlet - Parkwood LNR (KB)

1 Small/Essex Skipper, 3 Large Skipper, 2 Comma, 1 Speckled Wood, 3 Ringlet - Claphampark new woodland, just N of Parkwood LNR (KB)

1 Chalkhill Blue on Winsdon Hill, Luton (LD,TT)


4th:
1 Painted Lady, 2 Marbled White - Carthegena Course JOG (DK)

2 Large Skipper, 1 Small White, 1 Marbled White, 5 Meadow Brown, 15 Ringlet - farm track with conservation headlands (IW,IW)

1f Essex Skipper - Fenlake Meadows, Bedford (DOM)

2 Large White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 3 Meadow Brown, 9 Ringlet - bridleway and field edge near Putnoe Woods (AD)

1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Dark Green Fritillary, 1 Marbled White - Whipsnade Downs (GB,MB)


3rd:
3 Large Skipper, 1 Red Admiral, 3 Speckled Wood, 5 Meadow Brown, 33 Ringlet - Chicksands Wood (SC)

1 Small/Essex Skipper, 12 Large Skipper, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 8 Speckled Wood, 38 Ringlet - Chicksands Wood - NE (KB)

1 Large Skipper, 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Meadow Brown, 10 Ringlet - Chicksands Wood - SW (KB)

4 Large Skipper, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Meadow Brown, 42 Ringlet - Chicksands Wood - SE (KB)

Large Skipper, 1m Silver-washed Fritillary, Speckled Wood, Ringlet - Marston Thrift main ride (KB)

1 Red Admiral, 2 Silver-washed Fritillary, 2 Speckled Wood, 5+ Meadow Brown, 10+ Ringlet - College Wood, Northill (S) (TR)

1 Large Skipper, 1 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 2 Silver-washed Fritillary, 3 Speckled Wood, 4 Meadow Brown, 12 Ringlet - College Wood, Northill (N) (TR)

1 Large Skipper, 1 Small Tortoiseshell - Shuttleworth (TR)

4 Small Tortoiseshell, 6 Marbled White - River Great Ouse - Bromham Bridge (MS,S&ES)

2 Small Skipper, 4 Large Skipper, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 9 Marbled White, 14 Meadow Brown, 8 Ringlet - Octagon Farm, Bedford (DOM)

34 Marbled White, 45 Meadow Brown - Broom Gravel Pits (DK,FK)


2nd:
1 Large Skipper, 1m, 1f Silver-washed Fritillary, 4 Speckled Wood, 4+ Meadow Brown, 5+ Ringlet - College Wood, Northill (N) (TR)

1 Large Skipper, 6 Speckled Wood, 10+ Meadow Brown, 15+ Ringlet - College Wood, Northill (S) (TR)

1 Large Skipper, 3 Speckled Wood, 30+ Marbled White, 5+ Meadow Brown, 20+ Ringlet - Sharpenhoe Clappers (TR)

15+ Marbled White, 6+ Meadow Brown, 4 Ringlet - Sharpenhoe Clappers (TR)

1m Large Skipper, 1 Meadow Brown, 4 Ringlet - College Wood, Northill (AC)


1st:
2 Small Skipper, 7 Large Skipper, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Comma, 1 Speckled Wood, 4 Meadow Brown, 2 Ringlet - Fenlake Meadows, Bedford (DOM)




June 2016

30th:
100 larva Peacock - Priory Country Park, SW of main lake (KB,JU,KB)

1 Painted Lady, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Ringlet - Priory Country Park, near marina wall (KB,JU,KB)

5 Small Tortoiseshell - Bedford (RM)

2 Small Tortoiseshell - Clifton (RM)

4 Large Skipper, 1 Large White, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 6 Meadow Brown, 5 Ringlet - Fenlake Meadows (DOM)


28th:
2f Common Blue, 4 Dark Green Fritillary, 79 Marbled White, 41 Meadow Brown, 11 Ringlet, 1 Small Heath - Sharpenhoe clappers (SC)

2 Marbled White - Biggleswade Green Wheel near Edward Peake School (FK,DK)

5 Meadow Brown - Biggleswade Green Wheel near Saxongate (DK,FK)

1 Large Skipper, 2 Speckled Wood, 3 Ringlet - Kings Wood Heath and Reach (REM)

4 Large Skipper, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 8 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet - Fenlake Meadows, Bedford (DOM)

1m Marbled White - Roadside verge East Hyde just in Beds (CLB)

6 Speckled Wood, 1 Meadow Brown, 11 Ringlet - College Wood, Northill (AC)

1 Red Admiral - Linslade garden (MS)

4 Large Skipper, 1 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Speckled Wood, 2 Marbled White, 7 Meadow Brown, 36 Ringlet - Route 51 around Holcot Wood nr. the old brick pit (AB)


27th:
3 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Marbled White, 5 Meadow Brown, 3 Ringlet, 3 Small Heath - Tottenhoe Knolls (PF)

1 Red Admiral - Linslade garden (MS)


27th:
3 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Marbled White, 5 Meadow Brown, 3 Ringlet, 3 Small Heath - Tottenhoe Knolls (PF)


26th:
1 Dark Green Fritillary, Marbled White - Barton hills NNR chalk pit (GB,RR)

Common Blue, 3 Dark Green Fritillary, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Meadow Brown - Sharpenhoe clappers (GB,RR)

1 Speckled Wood - Linslade garden (MS)


25th:
1 larva Large White - Garden, Linslade. Eating Buddleia! (JK)

4 Large Skipper, 1 Common Blue, 5 Speckled Wood, 3 Marbled White, 3 Meadow Brown, 2 Ringlet - Pegnut Wood, Potton (DOM)

1 Comma, 8 Speckled Wood, 1 Ringlet, 1 Hairstreak sp. unidentified - Marston Thrift (TR)


24th:
7 Large Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 3 Large White, 7 Brown Argus, 8 Common Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Speckled Wood, 1 Marbled White, 2 Ringlet, 6 Small Heath - Whipsnade Downs (PF)

3 Painted Lady, 1 Meadow Brown - Lower Sundon Cemetery (AD)

1 Small Skipper, 5 Large Skipper, 1 Small White, 2m Common Blue, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Marbled White, 34 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet, 1 Small Heath - Hatley Road and Crossroads Farm, Potton (DOM)

1 Large Skipper - Carthegena Course, Sutton. Sitting on golf ball on 5th green! (DK)


23rd:
1 Common Blue, 13 Meadow Brown, 2 Ringlet, 2 Small Heath - Myers Farm, Potton (DOM)


22nd:
1m Large Skipper, 5 Small Blue, 5 Common Blue, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Dark Green Fritillary, 3 Marbled White, 14 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet, 1 Small Heath - Sharpenhoe Clappers (JB,AN)


21st:
3 Speckled Wood, 2 Ringlet - Upper Sundon Old Quarry pits (PF)

3 Large Skipper - Upper Sundon Pits (PF)

1m Large Skipper - Leighton Buzzard Railway Station (REM)

1 Meadow Brown - Linslade Woods (REM)


20th:
1 Painted Lady - Bedford (AD)


19th:
1m Brimstone, 1 Small/Green-veined White, 2 Small Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 1m, 1f Common Blue, 6 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Heath - Whipsnade Downs (CG)

2 Large Skipper, 1 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 14 Speckled Wood, 3 Meadow Brown - Marston Thrift (TR)

1 Small Copper, 6 Small Heath - Sandy Heath (TR)

1 Large Skipper, 3 Small White, 5 Meadow Brown - Sandy Heath (TR)

1 Large Skipper, 2 Speckled Wood, 2 Meadow Brown - River Flit, Greenfield. (SC,AC)

1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Speckled Wood - Willington, near Orange transmitter approaching Hill Farm (DK)

1 Small Skipper, 4 Large Skipper, 1 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Speckled Wood, 5 Meadow Brown - Fenlake Meadows (DOM)

1 Small Tortoiseshell - Sandy Heath (TR)


18th:
1 Common Blue, 1 Marbled White - Totternhoe quarry (GB,WP)


16th:
1 Large Skipper - Knocking hoe NNR (GB,KB)


15th:
1 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Speckled Wood - Clifton (RM)

1 Large Skipper, 2 Small White, 1m Orange Tip, 1 Peacock, 6 Speckled Wood, 2 Meadow Brown, 2 Small Heath - Myers Farm, Potton (DOM)

2 Speckled Wood - Sandhouse Lane NR (REM)


14th:
1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 12 Speckled Wood - Myers Farm, Potton (DOM)

2 Speckled Wood - Clipstone Brook, Leighton Buzzard (REM)

6 Small Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 12 Small Heath - Totternhoe (CG)


11th:
1 Painted Lady - Linslade garden (MS)

1 Meadow Brown - Houghton Regis Chalk Pit - north bank (BA)

1m Common Blue, 1m Meadow Brown - Bedford old cemetery (MH)


10th:
1 Painted Lady, 1 Speckled Wood - Bidwell (DG,MG)


9th:
2m Common Blue - Sandhouse Lane NR (REM,JC)


8th:
2 Small/Green-veined White - Clifton (RM)

6 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Painted Lady - Nr Baulk wood (RM)

7 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Orange Tip, 2 Brown Argus, 1 Common Blue - Langford (RM)

3f Orange Tip, 1 Peacock, 3 Speckled Wood - Palmer's Wood, Old Warden (AC,JC)


7th:
3 Large White, 1 Green Hairstreak, 2 Brown Argus, 1m Common Blue - Sharpenhoe Clappers (SC)

3f Brimstone, 5m Common Blue, 1 Speckled Wood - Sharpenhoe Clappers (SC)

7 Dingy Skipper, 2 Grizzled Skipper, 5 Brimstone, 2 Large White, 1 Small White, 2 Green-veined White, 2 Orange Tip, 1 Green Hairstreak, 8 Brown Argus, 1 Common Blue, 1 Duke of Burgundy, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock, 9 Small Heath - Whipsnade Downs (TW,HW)

2 larva Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue - Linslade garden (REM)

1 Large White, 1 Red Admiral, 4 Speckled Wood - Linslade Woods (REM)

1 Large White, 1m, 2f Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Comma, 4 Speckled Wood - bridleway near Putnoe Woods (AD)

1m Brimstone, 3m, 2f Common Blue, 4 Small Heath - Pegsdon Hills (DK,FK)


6th:
2 Small/Green-veined White, 1m, 1f Orange Tip, 3 Speckled Wood - Palmer's Wood, Old Warden (AC)

3m Brimstone, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Heath - Kempston (HG)

1 Small/Green-veined White, 2 Holly Blue - Clifton (RM)

1 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 10 Small/Green-veined White, 4 Orange Tip, 1 Red Admiral - Clifton canal (RM)

7 Large White, 12 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma, 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Small Heath - Stanford wood (RM)

10+m, 1f Common Blue, 1 Painted Lady - Totternhoe Quarry (JK,SB)

1 Large Skipper - Totternhoe Quarry (JK,SB)

1 Small Heath - Totternhoe Quarry (JK,Sb)

Small Blue, Common Blue - Kensworth quarry edge (GB,LD,JC)


5th:
1 Painted Lady - Leighton Buzzard garden (AW)

1 Green-veined White - Leighton Buzzard garden (AW)

2 Brimstone, 1 Holly Blue - South-facing garden, Bedford (AD)

1f Brimstone, 1f Holly Blue, 1 Painted Lady - Kempston (HG)

1 Painted Lady - Flitton garden (MB)

1 Dingy Skipper, 1m, 1f Brimstone, 1 Green Hairstreak, 1 Small Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 1 pair Common Blue, 2 Small Heath - Sharpenhoe NR (AB,MB)

2 Holly Blue - Leighton Buzzard All Saints churchyard (AB,MB)

1m Common Blue, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Small Tortoiseshell - Old Warden airfield (IW,IW)

1 Large White, 1m Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Painted Lady - Linslade garden (MS)

1m Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue - Back garden in Beeston (TR)

2m, 6f Brimstone, 2 Small/Green-veined White, 4m Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 4 Speckled Wood, 3 Small Heath - Sharpenhoe Clappers (AC,JC)

1 Green-veined White, 2m, 3 larva Orange Tip, 1, 1m Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Speckled Wood - All Saints Church Leighton Buzzard (REM)


4th:
2 larva Orange Tip - Kempston (HG)

4 larva Orange Tip - Leighton Buzzard All Saints churchyard (AB,MB)

4 Small/Green-veined White, 1m Orange Tip, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Speckled Wood - College Wood, Northill (AC)



May 2016

29th:
3m Orange Tip, 7 Small Blue - Totternhoe Quarry, SE cliff-top path (AC,JC)

1 Green-veined White, 52 Small Blue, 1 Holly Blue - Totternhoe Quarry, Below SE cliff (AC,JC)

1m Common Blue - Bison Hill (AC,JC)

1 Holly Blue - Back garden in Beeston (TR)

1 Green-veined White, 1 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus and 8 Small Heath in Bromham Lake LNR (GW)


28th:
2m, 1f Brimstone, 1 Large White, 3m Orange Tip, 14 Small Blue - Totternhoe, SE cliff-top path (AC,BD)

2m Brimstone, 1 Large White, 3m Orange Tip, 68 Small Blue, 1f Holly Blue - Totternhoe Quarry, path below SE cliff (AC,BD)

1 Holly Blue - hedge, southern edge of The Green open space , Stotfold, Beds (DI)


27th:
1m Brimstone, 1 Large White, 2 Holly Blue, 1 Peacock - Barton Hills NR and path to it from Church road (AB,MB)

3 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Holly Blue - Langford, garden (AC)

1m Brimstone, 7 Small/Green-veined White, 1m Orange Tip, 1, 1m, 1f Brown Argus, 2 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 1 Small Heath - Barton Hills NNR (AC)

1 Peacock - Fancott Meadows (CLB)


26th:
1 Holly Blue - Linslade Woods (REM)

1 Dingy Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Orange Tip, 32 Small Blue, 8 Common Blue - Houghton Regis chalk pit (PF)

2m Orange Tip, 2 Red Admiral - John o Gaunt Golf Course (ST,vi)

1m Brimstone - A5 Thorn Turn (AB)


24th:
2 Green-veined White, 2 Orange Tip, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Speckled Wood - Tiddenfoot WP (REM)

1m Brimstone, 1 Green-veined White, 2 Orange Tip, 3 Common Blue, 1 Peacock - Ledburn Pit (REM)


23rd:
2 Small/Green-veined White, 10 Orange Tip, 1 Small Copper, 1 Common Blue, 5 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral - Kempston (HG)

4 Dingy Skipper, 4m Brimstone, 2m Orange Tip, 4m Brown Argus, 9 Duke of Burgundy, 1 Peacock, 1 Small Heath - Whipsnade Downs (PF)

Large White, Small White, Green-veined White, m, f Orange Tip, 5 Holly Blue, 1 Comma - Salph End bridleways (AD)

1 Small Heath - bridleway on arable farm (IW)

3 Small/Green-veined White - Langford, garden (AC)


22nd:
1 Small White, 1m, 6+ egg Orange Tip - Clophill nursery (JK)

1 Small/Green-veined White, 1, 1f Holly Blue - Garden. Langford (AC)

1 Green-veined White, 5 Small/Green-veined White, 6 Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue - College Wood, Northill (AC,JC)

1 Dingy Skipper, 3m Brimstone, 2m, 1f Orange Tip, 5 Common Blue - Barton Hills (PF)

2 Dingy Skipper, 4 Small/Green-veined White, 4 Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue, 3 Small Heath - Barton Gravel pit and barton Hills NNR (CG)

18 Orange Tip, 6 Holly Blue, 1, 150 larva Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock - Kempston (HG)

Orange Tip, Peacock - hedgerow edges north of Bedford (PW)

Orange Tip - hedgerow edges north of Bedford (PW)

1m, 1f Orange Tip, 2 Holly Blue - South-facing Bedford garden (AD)


21st:
3 Small Copper, 1 Holly Blue - Sandy Heath (TR)

2 Small Copper - Sandy Heath (TR)

1 Holly Blue - Lower Stondon (AB,MB)


20th:
1 Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral - Bidwell (DG)

1m Brimstone, 5m, 1f Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue - Bellows Mill (REM)

1 Small White - Lower stondon SW (AB,MB)

2 Holly Blue - Lower Stondon (AB,MB)


19th:
1 Green-veined White, 1 Orange Tip, 1 Speckled Wood - Parkland Hedges (PF)

1 Green-veined White, 2m, 1f Orange Tip - Tiddenfoot WP (REM)

1 Small White - Edge of small woodland (PF)

1 Holly Blue - Garden, Linslade (JK)


17th:
5 Large White, 2 Small White, 3 Green-veined White, 5 Small/Green-veined White, 7 Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue, 3 Red Admiral, 3 Peacock, 3 Speckled Wood - Pegnut Wood, Potton (DOM)

1 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 1f Small White, 1m, 2f Orange Tip, 4 Holly Blue, 2 Speckled Wood - bridleway alongside Putnoe Woods (AD)

m, f Brimstone, m, f, 1 pair Orange Tip, 1 Green Hairstreak, 9 Small Blue, 1 Holly Blue - Dunstable, Sewell Cutting (SB)

7 Dingy Skipper, 2 Green Hairstreak, 1m Common Blue, 6 Duke of Burgundy, 2 Peacock - Whipsnade Downs (PB)

12 Dingy Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 8m, 1f Brimstone, 1m Orange Tip, 1 Green Hairstreak, 20 Duke of Burgundy - Whipsnade Downs (PB)

1 Green-veined White, 1 Comma - Linslade Woods (REM)

1m Orange Tip - Wet grassland - Dropshort Marsh (CLB)

1 Brown Argus - bridleway between arable fields (IW,IW)


16th:
1 Holly Blue - Hartwell Crescent garden (REM)

2 Dingy Skipper, 1 Large White, 1 Green Hairstreak, 4 Duke of Burgundy - Whipsnade Downs (DS)

7 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Orange Tip, 9 Holly Blue - Clifton (RM)

1 Large White, 2 Green-veined White, 21 Small/Green-veined White, 10 Orange Tip, 3 Holly Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock, 2 Speckled Wood - Henlow village and Millennium meadows (RM)

1 Large White, 10 Small/Green-veined White, 13 Orange Tip, 2 Holly Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Speckled Wood - Baulk wood (RM)

1 Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue - Bedford (PW)

1 Brimstone, 1 Orange Tip, 3 Holly Blue - Manton heights footpath (PW)

1f Orange Tip, 1 Speckled Wood - Kings Wood Heath and Reach (REM,DSM)

1 Holly Blue - Rothschild Road, Linslade (REM,DSM)

1 Large White, 3 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Small Copper - Steppingley Hospital (CG)

4 Dingy Skipper - Barton Hills NNR (CG)

2 Brimstone, 6 Large White, 2 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Small/Green-veined White, 10 Orange Tip, 3 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Small Tortoiseshell - Fenlake Meadows, Bedford (DOM)

1m, 1f Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue - South-facing garden (AD)

1 Peacock - bare earth at corner of arable field (CLB)

2 Dingy Skipper, 1 Small Copper, 2f Brown Argus - Sandy Smith Nature Reserve (SR,TS)


15th:
4m Orange Tip, 1 Peacock - Bridleway near Riseley (Jp)

13 Dingy Skipper, 2 Grizzled Skipper, 1m, 2f Brimstone, 1m Orange Tip, 2 Green Hairstreak, 7 Duke of Burgundy, 1 Red Admiral - Whipsnade Downs (SC)

1 Dingy Skipper, 1m Brimstone, 2m Orange Tip, 3 Green Hairstreak, 1 Small Blue, 2 Holly Blue, 1 Speckled Wood - Totternhoe Quarry - NT car park corner (TR)

19 Dingy Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 3m, 1f Brimstone, 4 Large White, 1 Small/Green-veined White, 1m, 1f Orange Tip, 1 Small Blue, 1 Holly Blue, 13 Duke of Burgundy, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 1 Speckled Wood - Totternhoe Quarry (TR)

6 Dingy Skipper, 4 Grizzled Skipper - Marston Vale Country Park (MH)

1 Large White, 1f Orange Tip, 4 Holly Blue - South-facing garden (AD)

1 Green-veined White, 1 Red Admiral - Sandy Smith NR - triangle north edge (KB)

1 Dingy Skipper, 1 Peacock - Chicksands Base - footpath. Near north gate (KB)

1m Orange Tip - Chicksands Base - footpath inside (KB)

1m, 1f Orange Tip - Sandy Smith NR - edge of Speedsdairy Wood (KB)

1 Dingy Skipper - Sandy Smith NR - proto woodland (KB)

2 Dingy Skipper - Sandy Smith NR - proto woodland (KB)

3m Orange Tip - Sandy Smith NR - proto woodland (KB)

1 Small Blue - Kensworth quarry NR (GB)


14th:
10 Dingy Skipper, 8 Grizzled Skipper, 1 Orange Tip, 2 Green Hairstreak, 13 Duke of Burgundy, 2 Peacock, 1 Small Heath - Whipsnade Downs (PF)

1f Orange Tip, 2 Small Copper, 1 Speckled Wood - The Lodge-Ridge trail (TR)

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

1m Orange Tip, 1 Small Copper - Willington, north of Octagon Farm lake, near cycle track (KB)

8 Dingy Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 6 Duke of Burgundy, 1 Red Admiral - Totternhoe Old Quarry (MA)

6 Dingy Skipper, 4 Grizzled Skipper, 1m Brimstone, 4 Green-veined White, 2 Small/Green-veined White, 10m, 2f Orange Tip, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 1 Speckled Wood - Route 51 cycle path (MH)

1m Brimstone, 4 Green-veined White, 2 Small/Green-veined White, 10m, 2f Orange Tip, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 1 Speckled Wood - Route 51 cycle path (MH)


12th:
2 Dingy Skipper, 11 Brimstone, 3 Green-veined White, 4 Small/Green-veined White, 6 Orange Tip, 6 Small Blue, 6 Holly Blue, 1 Comma - Sewell Railway Cuttung (WP)

1 Peacock, 1 Speckled Wood - Kings Wood Heath and Reach (REM)

1 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral - Linslade garden (REM)

4 Holly Blue - Russell Park, Bedford (DOM)


9th:
1 Green-veined White, 4 Small/Green-veined White, 4 Orange Tip, 16 Holly Blue - Clifton (RM)

1 Green-veined White, 17 Small/Green-veined White, 6 Orange Tip, 2 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Peacock - Clifton canal (RM)

7 Large White, 10 Green-veined White, 20 Small/Green-veined White, 6 Orange Tip, 3 Holly Blue, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 8 Peacock, 2 Speckled Wood - Stanford wood (RM)

1m Orange Tip, 1 Small Copper - Steppingley Hospital CWS (SR,TS)

1 Green-veined White, 12, 8m, 4f Orange Tip, 5 Holly Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell - Biggleswade common (BP,RSDS)

2 Green-veined White, 2 Orange Tip, 1 Green Hairstreak, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral - Sandhouse Lane NR (REM,DSM)

1 Brimstone, 7 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 5 Small/Green-veined White, 7 Orange Tip, 2 Holly Blue, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Peacock, 1 Speckled Wood - Fenlake Meadows (DOM)

2m Orange Tip - Fancott Meadow (CLB)

2m, 1f Brimstone, 1 Large White, 4 Small White, 5 Orange Tip, 3 Holly Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock, 1 Speckled Wood - John 'O Gaunt Golf Course (DK)

1 Brown Argus, 1 Common Blue on Dunstable Downs transect (WP).


8th:
6 Dingy Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 4m, 1f Brimstone, 1m Orange Tip, 1 Peacock - Whipsnade Downs (SC)

1m Brimstone, 2 Green-veined White, 3m Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue - Cople - Bridleway alongside old landfill site (KB)

3m Orange Tip, 2 Holly Blue, 1 Peacock - Cople - Bridleway alongside old landfill site (KB)

2 Grizzled Skipper - Cople - Edge of old landfill site (KB)

1 Green-veined White, 3m, 1f Orange Tip, 1 Speckled Wood - Cople Pits NR (KB)

1m Brimstone, 2m Orange Tip, 1 Peacock - Cople - Dog Field (KB)

1m Orange Tip, 1 Red Admiral - Willington - near Elstow Brook (KB)

1 Holly Blue - Bedford, Salcombe Close (KB)

2 Large White, m, f Orange Tip, 2 Holly Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell - Cleat Hill fields (AD)

4 Brimstone, 2 Green-veined White, 3, 4m Orange Tip, 4 Holly Blue, 5 Small Tortoiseshell - East end of Blow's Down (PF)

14 Dingy Skipper, 2 Grizzled Skipper, 10m, 2f Brimstone, 2 Large White, 1 Small White, 6m Orange Tip, 1 Green Hairstreak, 1 Holly Blue, 2 Duke of Burgundy, 2 Peacock - Whipsnade Downs - Bison Hill end (TR)

1 Grizzled Skipper, 7m Brimstone, 1 Duke of Burgundy, 3 Peacock, 1 Comma - Whipsnade Downs - Dunstable end (TR)

4m, 1f Brimstone, 2 Peacock - Whipsnade Downs - between pylons (TR)

6 Dingy Skipper, 12m, 2f Brimstone, 1m Orange Tip, 1 Duke of Burgundy - Totternhoe Quarry (TR)

4m Brimstone, 2m Orange Tip - Totternhoe - Lime Kiln Road (TR)

1 Large White, 2m Orange Tip, 2 Holly Blue - Bedford, South-facing garden (AD)

1m Brimstone, 2m Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Peacock - Clipstone Brook, Leighton Buzzard (REM,DSM)

1m Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue - Linslade garden (REM,DSM)

2 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 3 Small/Green-veined White, 5m, 2f, 1 pair Orange Tip, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock, 1 Comma - Octagon Farm, Bedford (DOM)


7th:
1 Holly Blue - Lower Stondon (AB,MB)

3 Dingy Skipper, 1f Brimstone, 1 Peacock - Marston Vale Millennium Country Park (TR)

1 Grizzled Skipper, 3m Brimstone, 1 Small White, 3 Small/Green-veined White, 6m Orange Tip, 4 Green Hairstreak, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma - Marston Vale Millennium Country Park (TR)

1m Brimstone, 1m Orange Tip, 2 Holly Blue - Back garden in Beeston (TR)

2 Dingy Skipper, 4 Brimstone, 2 Duke of Burgundy - Totterhoe Old Quarry (MA)

3 Brimstone, 4m Orange Tip, 1 Small Tortoiseshell - Totterhoe Knolls Car Park (MA)

1 Dingy Skipper, 1m, 1f Orange Tip, 1 Peacock - Lidlington, triangle by level crossing (KB)

1 Dingy Skipper - Lidlington,permissive path between Lidlington crossing and Millbrook Station (KB)

1 Dingy Skipper - Lidlington,permissive path between Lidlington crossing and Millbrook Station (KB)

1m Orange Tip - Lidlington,permissive path between Lidlington crossing and Millbrook Station (KB)

2 Green Hairstreak - MVMCP - Callows towards Marston Moretaine (KB)


6th:
1 Brimstone, 2 Comma, 1 Speckled Wood - King's Wood, Heath and Reach (MB)

8 Orange Tip, 2 Common Blue, 2 Small Tortoiseshell - Rushymeade (CG)

1 Speckled Wood - Felmersham Gravel Pit hedgerow (CLB)

11 Brimstone, 4 Green-veined White, 6 Small/Green-veined White, 9 Orange Tip, 2 Holly Blue, 1 Peacock - Sewell Cutting N.R. (WP,JP)

1 Brimstone, 1 Orange Tip - Suncote Pit (WP,JP)

1 Brimstone, 1 Holly Blue - Staveley Road, Dunstable (WP)

1 Holly Blue - Lower Stondon (AB,MB)

1m Orange Tip - Road by The Spinney, Pavenham Road (HMH)

6 Orange Tip, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 3 Speckled Wood - Center parcs (CG)

1m Brimstone, 3 Holly Blue - Campton churchyard (PC,KR)

1 Holly Blue - Lower Stondon (AB,MB)


5th:
2 Dingy Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 2 Duke of Burgundy at Totternhoe Quarry (JP, WP, GH)

1 Peacock - Toddington (JP)

1 Duke of Burgundy - Whipsnade Downs (PF)

1 Duke of Burgundy - Whipsnade Downs (JP)

2 Dingy Skipper, 2 Grizzled Skipper, 4m, 3f Brimstone, 2 Green Hairstreak, 3 Peacock - Whipsnade Downs (PF)

1 Small White, 1 Peacock - Astral Park (REM,GD)

1m Orange Tip, 1 Peacock - Stanbridge Meadows NR (REM,GD)

2 Speckled Wood - Whipsnade Downs (PF)

3 Brimstone, 2f Large White, 1f Small White, 2 Green-veined White, 5m, 2f Orange Tip, 1m, 1f Holly Blue, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma - bridleway alongside Putnoe Woods (AD)

1 Small White, 1m Orange Tip - South-facing garden (AD)

1m Orange Tip - Fancott Meadow woodland edge (CLB)


4th:
6 Grizzled Skipper, 2 Dingy Skipper, 1 Small Heath on Dunstable Downs (WP)

1 Green Hairstreak at Knocking Hoe (GB)

1m Brimstone, 1 Peacock - Whipsnade Downs (SC)

1m Orange Tip - Newlands road, Luton. (SC)

2 Dingy Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 2m, 1f Brimstone, 1m Orange Tip, 2 Peacock - Whipsnade Downs (JP,SM,AS)

3 Dingy Skipper, 2 Grizzled Skipper, 4 Brimstone, 2m, 2f Orange Tip, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Peacock - Whipsnade Downs (PF)

4 Brimstone, 4 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Holly Blue, 3 Peacock - Clifton (RM)

4 Brimstone, 1 Green-veined White, 9 Small/Green-veined White, 3 Orange Tip, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Comma, 1 Speckled Wood - Henlow village millennium meadows (RM)

4 Brimstone, 1 Green-veined White, 8 Small/Green-veined White, 4 Orange Tip, 7 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Peacock - Baulk wood Langford (RM)

1 Brimstone, 2m Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue - Bedford (AD)

3 Small White - Linslade Woods (REM)

1m Brimstone, 2 Small White, 2 Holly Blue - Linslade Woods (REM)

1m, 1f Brimstone, 1 Large White, 2f Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma, 1 Speckled Wood - Linslade Woods (REM)

1m Brimstone - Toddington (JP)

1 Small Tortoiseshell - Toddington (JP)

1m Brimstone - Toddington (JP)

1 Holly Blue - central Ampthill (SR)


3rd:
1 Peacock - Priory CP, Bedord (PC)

1m Brimstone, 3m Large White, 2m Small White, 1m Green-veined White, 1m Small/Green-veined White, 1m Orange Tip, 4 Speckled Wood - Millhouse Fen and Portobello Farm, Sutton (DOM)

1 Brimstone, 1 Orange Tip, 1 Small Tortoiseshell - Carthagena golf course (ST)

1m Orange Tip, 1 Comma, 4 Speckled Wood - Duck End NR, Maulden (DW)

1 Orange Tip - Duck End NR, Maulden (JP)


2nd:
1 Peacock - Clifton (RM)


1st:
1m Brimstone, 1 Small White, 1 Holly Blue - Cadecote Garden (DK,FK)

1 Speckled Wood - Broom Gravel Pits (DK,FK)

1m Brimstone, 1f Orange Tip - Shillington, Upton end road (AB,MB)

1m Brimstone - Upper Gravenhurst, Shillington Road (AB,MB)

1 Brimstone - Upper Gravenhurst, Clophill Road (AB,MB)

1m Brimstone, 2m Orange Tip - Clophill, Bedford Road A6 (AB,MB)

3m, 1f Brimstone, 1 Green-veined White, 1m Orange Tip, 3 Peacock - Maulden Wood (AB,MB)

1m Brimstone - Maulden Wood (AB,MB)

1m Brimstone, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma, 1 Speckled Wood - Maulden Wood (AB,MB)

1m Brimstone, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock - Lower stondon SW (AB,MB)

1 Green-veined White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock - Lower stondon SW (AB,MB)

1m Brimstone - Clophill A507 east of A6 (AB,MB)

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

1m Brimstone, 1 Comma - Marston Vale Millennium Country Park, Callows South corner of lake (KB)

1m Brimstone - Marston Vale Millennium Country Park, Callows near Marston Moretaine (KB)

1 Peacock - Lidlington, triangle by level crossing (KB)

1m Brimstone - Bedford (KB)

1 Holly Blue - Clifton (RM)



April 2016

30th:
1 Comma - Shillington little field CWS (GB,HG)

1 Small/Green-veined White, 2m Orange Tip, 1 Peacock - River Ivel meadows near Sandy (TR)

1f Large White, 1 Small/Green-veined White, 2m Orange Tip - Back garden in Beeston (TR)

1 Peacock - Linslade Woods (REM)

1 Holly Blue - Garden in Upper Caldecote (DK)

1 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 1 Holly Blue - Sundon Chalk Pits (PG)

2 Peacock, 1 Speckled Wood - Centenary Wood Pulloxhill (AB,MB)

1m Orange Tip - Apsley End (AB,MB)

2 Orange Tip - Center Parcs (CG)


29th:
1m Orange Tip - East Hyde (DA)


27th:
1 Small White, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock - Henlow millennium meadows (RM)

3 Small White, 3 Peacock - Henlow (RM)

3 Small White, 1 Peacock - Clifton (RM)

1 Peacock - Clifton (RM)

1m Orange Tip - Sandy Smith Nature Reserve (SR,TS)

1m Orange Tip - Maulden Heath SSSI, eastern field (TS)


26th:
1 Green-veined White - Priory Country Park (TR)

1m Orange Tip - Linslade Woods (REM,GD)


25th:
1m Orange Tip - Shillington (PB)


24th:
1 Speckled Wood - Finger Lakes, Priory Country Park, Bedford (DB)


23rd:
1m Orange Tip - Marston Vale Millennium Country Park (TR)

1 Small Copper - Maulden Heath SSSI (SR)


21st:
1 Peacock - Linslade garden (MS)


20th:
1m Brimstone, 2 Small White, 1 Orange Tip, 2 Holly Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell - Campton Village (PC)

1 Peacock, 1 Comma - Biggleswade Green Wheel nr. Baden Powel Way (DK)

1f Brimstone, 1 Peacock, 1 Speckled Wood - Marston Vale Millennium Country Park (KB)

2m Brimstone, 2m Orange Tip, 2 Peacock - Marston Thrift (KB)

1 Peacock - Marston Thrift - Ponds near main ride (KB)

2 Peacock, 1 Comma - Linslade Woods (REM)

2 Brimstone, 1 Orange Tip, 6 Holly Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell - Rothsay Road Bedford (AD)

1 Peacock - Clifton (RM)

1 Brimstone - Near Deadmans cross (RM)


19th:
1m Brimstone, 1 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Holly Blue, 3 Peacock - Wigmore (SC)

1m Brimstone, 1 Peacock - Duck End NR, Maulden (DW)

2 Brimstone, 2 Orange Tip - Stockgrove Country Park (PF)

1m Brimstone, 2 Small Tortoiseshell - Oak Farm, Deepdale, Potton (DOM)

1 Small/Green-veined White - Clifton (RM)

2 Small White, 1 Orange Tip, 1 Peacock - Domestic garden in Caldecote (DK,FK)

1m Brimstone, 1m, 1f Orange Tip, 1 Peacock - Begwary Brook (BA)

5 Brimstone, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Peacock - Chute Farm, whipsnade (JP)

1m Orange Tip - Linslade garden (MS)


17th:
1 Peacock - Back garden in Beeston (TR)

3 Small Tortoiseshell - Bunyan Farm, Harowden, Bedford (DOM)


16th:
1m Small White - Fenlake Meadows, Bedford (DOM)


14th:
2m Brimstone, 1 Small White, 2 Peacock - Linslade Woods (REM)

1 Small White, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock - Broom Gravel Pits (DK)

1m Orange Tip - Jubilee Park, Bedford (DOM)


13th:
3m Brimstone, 2 Small White - The Heath RSPB The Lodge (DK,FK)

1 Brimstone - A6 Barton road Luton (AB)

3 Brimstone - A6 Barton road Luton (AB)

1 Brimstone - A6 Barton le clay bypass (AB)

1m Orange Tip - A507 Shefford bypass (AB)

1 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Peacock - Pegsdon Hills (SC,AC)

1 Brimstone, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock - Clifton (RM)

1m, 1f Brimstone - Rothschild Road, Linslade (REM)

2 Peacock - Chicksands Wood - NE (KB)

3 Peacock, 2 Comma - Chicksands Wood - SW (KB)

1m Brimstone, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Small/Green-veined White, 1 Red Admiral, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Peacock - Meadow Lane GPs, Bedford (DOM)

2f Brimstone - Hockliffe Road, Eggington (MS)


12th:
1 Brimstone, 1 Peacock - Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (BA)

2 Peacock - Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (BA)

2 Small Tortoiseshell - Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (BA)

3 Peacock - Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (BA)

1 Brimstone, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock - Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (BA)

1 Small Tortoiseshell - Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (BA)

3 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Peacock - Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (BA)

1 Small Tortoiseshell - Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (BA)


11th:
1m Brimstone - Toddington, Park Hill (SB)

2 Brimstone, 1 Orange Tip - Tempsford (AD)

1 Green-veined White - Sandy Smith Nature Reserve (SR,TS)

1m Brimstone, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock - Sandy Smith Nature Reserve, Upper Alders CWS (SR,TS)

1 Comma - Sandy Smith Nature Reserve, Upper Alders CWS (SR,TS)


10th:
2+ Peacock, 2 Comma - Myers Farm, Potton (DOM)

1 Peacock - Garden in Ickwell (LK,MD)


8th:
1 Peacock - Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (BA)

1 Small Tortoiseshell - Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (BA)


5th:
3 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock, 1 Comma - Priory Country Park - NE (KB)

1f Brimstone, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma - Ledburn Pit (REM)

1 Brimstone, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral - Bedford garden (AD)

2m Brimstone - The Lodge, The Old Heath. (SC,AC)

1m Large White - Duck End NR, Maulden (DW)


4th:
1 Comma - Maulden Wood SSSI (SR,TS)


3rd:
1f Brimstone - Ampthill garden (DW)


2nd:
1 Brimstone - Dunstable Garden (PF)

12m Brimstone, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Peacock - Barton Hills NNR (CG)

4 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma - Sutton Mill Lane to Carthagena Road, Potton (TR)

1m Brimstone, 6+ Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Peacock - Beeston and The Riddy (TR)

1m, 2f Brimstone, 4 Peacock, 4 Comma - Clapham Park Wood (MH)

2 Large White, 1 Comma - Bedford garden (AD)

1m Brimstone - West Street, Dunstable (SC)

1m Brimstone - Shillington, Upton end road (AB,MB)

1 Brimstone, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 7 Peacock - Lower stondon SW (AB,MB)

1 Brimstone, 1 Peacock, 3 Comma - Lower stondon SW (AB,MB)

1 Brimstone - Coopers Hill NR (AB)

1m Brimstone - Goldington Rd, Bedford (KB)

1m Brimstone - Dawlish Drive, Bedford (KB)

1m Brimstone, 1 Small Tortoiseshell - Toddington, Park Hill, garden (SB)

1m Brimstone, 1 Small Tortoiseshell - In garden at Harlington Rd Sundon (RG)

1m Brimstone - In garden at Sutton Gardens Sundon Park (PG)

1 Small Tortoiseshell - suburban garden (CLB)

1f Brimstone - Ampthill garden (DW)




March 2016

31st:
2 Brimstone, 1m Orange Tip on John O'Gaunt golf course (ST)

1m Brimstone, 1 Green-veined White - Priory Country Park CWS (JU,LD,NR)

2 Speckled Wood - Heath and Reach woodland (PF)

1m Brimstone - Linslade Woods (REM)

1 Brimstone - Ravensden Church (AD)

2m Brimstone - Henlow Camp (GB)


30th:
1 Peacock - Pegsdon hills (GB)


29th:
1 Small White photographed in a south-facing Bedford garden this afternoon (AD)

2 Small Tortoiseshell - All Saints Church Leighton Buzzard (REM)


25th:
1 Small Tortoiseshell - Bridleway to Beckerings park farm (CG)

1 Brimstone - Bedford Cardington road (AD)

1 Brimstone - Bedford Embankment (AD)

1m Brimstone, 1 Comma - Common Road, Stotfold (PC)

1m Brimstone, 1 Small Tortoiseshell - Ford Bridge, Stotfold (PC)

2 Peacock - Back garden in Beeston (TR)

1 Comma - The Lodge - Jack's Pool (TR)

1 Comma - The Lodge - near Gatehouse (TR)

4m, 3f Brimstone - My Linslade garden (MS)

1m Brimstone - Luton Road, Wigmore. (SC)

1m Brimstone - Garden of Cock Pub in Broom (DK,FK)

3m Brimstone - Lower Stondon (AMB)


22nd:
1 Brimstone - Corridor of hedgerows (PF,DF)

1 Brimstone - Bridleway track (PF,DF)

1m Brimstone, 1 Small Tortoiseshell - The Lodge RSPB Reserve, Old Heath (LB)

1 Brimstone - Suburban back garden (GH)

1m Brimstone - Suncote Pit, Dunstable (KB,WTv)

1 Brimstone - Dallow Downs (KB,GH)

1 Small Tortoiseshell - Totternhoe Nature Reserve - slow worm field (KB,GH)


21st:
1 Peacock - Mowsbury Hill (KB)

1 Red Admiral - Clifton (RM)


20th:
1 Small Tortoiseshell - Flitwick moor (AB,MB)


17th:
1 Peacock - Knocking Hoe NNR (GB)

1 Small Tortoiseshell - Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (BA)


14th:
2 Small Tortoiseshell - Lower Stondon (AB,MB)


13th:
1 Small Tortoiseshell - Shefford (PH)

1 Small Tortoiseshell - Near Meppershall (PH)


12th:
1m Brimstone - Dunstable garden (JL)

1m Brimstone - Linslade garden (MS)

1 Red Admiral - Sharpenhoe Clappers (AC,YC)


11th:
1 Small Tortoiseshell - Wigmore garden (SC)



February 2016

15th:
1 Small Tortoiseshell Basking at Priory Country Park. (JB)



January 2016

28th:
1 Peacock - Open Heathland Sandy RSPB. (PF)


23rd:
1 Red Admiral - Photographed sunning itself on a south-facing Bedford door just before noon. (AD)


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