Big butterfly count 2015

gatekeeperDid my second big butterfly count this afternoon. There were only 6 in the garden:
2 meadow brown,
1 red admiral,
1 v tatty speckled wood,
1 peacock and
1 gatekeeper (pictured).

Well, it wasn’t entirely sunny. A few days ago I did a count around the wildlife pond and spotted:

8 ringlet,
9 skippers,
1 silver y moth,
9 meadow browns,
3 cinibar moths,
2 peacocks and
4 small tortoise shells.

I’ll be doing a few more and we hope guests will join in. Sightings can be logged until the end of August.