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Butterfly Sightings 2017 - BC Upper Thames Branch

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This page is for recent butterfly sightings in the BC Upper Thames Branch area, to show what's on
the wing now. Please also remember to send all your records to Jim Asher, UTB Records Officer.

The first reported sighting of each butterfly species is shown in red text.

BUTTERFLY SPECIES RECORDED AS AT 19/01/2017 :2

Green Hairstreak (© David Hastings)
Orange-tip (© Mary Payne)
Grizzled Skipper (© Richard Wheeler)
Green Hairstreak
Photo © David Hastings
Orange-tip
Photo © Mary Payne
Grizzled Skipper
Photo © Richard Wheeler

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Sunday 22nd January - Aston Upthorpe Downs work party

Please remember to submit your garden butterfly records for 2016! You can do this by downloading the form at upperthames-butterflies.org.uk/Forms/GardenSurveyForm2016_Blue.pdf. After you've completed it, please return it to Margaret Price. There is also the national garden recording site at www.gardenbutterflysurvey.org if you prefer to submit your records online.


~ 19th January 2017 ~

Peter Edwards sent this report: "This Red Admiral was sighted in Crowthorne Woods, Crowthorne, Berks, just after 1pm on Tuesday 17th January."

Red Admiral, Crowthorne Woods, 17-Jan-2017 (© Peter Edwards)
Red Admiral
Photo © Peter Edwards

~ 18th January 2017 ~

Martin Kincaid sent this sighting: "I saw my first butterfly of the year – a pristine Peacock – flying around the reed edge at Walton Lake, Milton Keynes, Bucks at 12.15 today (18th January). It was a beautiful sunny day but very cold so hopefully it soon found shelter again."


[Sightings for 2016 have been archived.]

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