B U T T E R F L Y  D I A R Y




The S. Glos year list currently stands at 23, the most recent additions are - Small Skipper, Marbled White, White Admiral



Tuesday February 7th

A fresh Peacock was noted on the wing at Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station today. (Andy Middleton)


Monday February 13th

The first Red Admiral of the year was on the wing at Longwell Green today. (Bill Mackie)


Friday February 17th

Two sightings of Small Tortoiseshell today, one in Yate and one in the Shire Valley, Marshfield. (Gordon Youdale, TBOSG)


Saturday February 18th

A Red Admiral was on the wing at Golden Valley, Wick.



Thursday March 9th

The first Brimstone with singles at Pilning Wetland and Latteridge with at least six in the Marshfield area, (Paul Bowerman, Chris Teague) and Comma at Frampton Cotterell. (Pete Hazelwood)


© Billy Mackie


Wednesday March 15th

The first Painted Lady of the year was on show at Marshfield today. (John Barnett)


Friday March 24th

The first Holly Blue of the year in a garden at Alveston. (Morris Benson)


Saturday March 25th

A good showing today with sightings of Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma and Peacock from several locations. (TBOSG)



Sunday April 2nd

The first Orange-tip of the year was logged at Oldbury Power Station today. (Pete Hazelwood)


Wednesday April 5th

The first Speckled Woods of the year with four seen at Oldbury Power Station. (Pete Hazelwood)


Thursday April 6th

The first Small White's were on the wing at several locations today.


© Vic Savery


Monday April 10th

The first Green-veined White of the year was on the wing at Orchard Pools, Severn Beach early afternoon. (TBOSG)


Wednesday April 19th

The first Large White of the year was on the wing at Severn Beach early afternoon. (TBOSG)



Thursday May 4th

The first sighting this year of Brown Argus at Monument Farm, Hawkesbury Upton. (Vic Polley)


Saturday May 13th

The first reports of Common Blue and Small Copper both at Orchard Pools, Severn Beach today. (Vic Savery)


© Vic Savery


Sunday May 14th

On the wing at Oldbury Power Station today was Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, two Orange-tip, seven Brimstone, Small Heath, two Small Copper, Holly Blue, Large, Small and Green-veined White. (Matt Plenty)


Friday May 26th

Small Heath at New Passage, Small Copper at Severn View Services with Painted Lady at Severn View Services and New Passage. (Lisa Presland, Vic Savery, Brian Lancastle)


© Brian Lancastle



Tuesday June 6th

The first sighting this year of Large Skipper noted at New Passage today. (Lisa Presland)


© Lisa Presland


Monday June 12th

Good numbers of Meadow Brown on the wing at Pilning Wetland today along with Large White, Small Heath and Small Tortoiseshell. (Paul Bowerman, TBOSG)


Saturday June 17th

At Lower Woods, Wickwar; two Large Skipper, very many Meadow Brown, a few Speckled Wood, Painted Lady, two Comma, four Ringlet and six Silver-washed Fritillary. (Morag Hughes)


© Morag Hughes



Sunday June 18th

At Lower Woods, Wickwar; Four Silver-washed Fritillary and the first White Admiral of the year! (Jeanette Sakel) The first Marbled White on show this year at Oldbury Power Station. (Pete Hazelwood)




Monday June 19th

Small Skipper on the wing at Oldbury Power Station. (Pete Hazelwood)


Tuesday June 20th

At Lower Woods, Wickwar; At least twenty Silver-washed Fritillary, two White Admiral, Comma, Ringlet, Large Skipper, Large White and stacks of Meadow Brown. (TBOSG)





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