Wednesday 23 March 2022 12:00 pm. My first Butterfly sighting in Gloucestershire in 2022 Brimstone Butterfly
Bown hill, At a farm in front of Cotswold Hill Coaley Peak Selsley I couldn’t get a picture but I got a film of the butterfly flying and took some screenshots
I'm still waiting for my first butterfly!
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In reply to Mike B:
In reply to Zo Clark:
In reply to Russ:
Thanks. That’s what I was thinking aswell. I didn’t want to write the species until im certain of the species since I didn’t want to make asumptions and mislead anyone who might not know what it is and might possibly not just enjoy looking at the photo but also use it for Id aswell. When you see one of those Butterfly’s in Dorset that you have you could take a picture of it and send it here aswell if you would like to.
In reply to Germain:
Dont worry. I was going to name it after finding out what type of Butterfly it is rather than leave it permanently with no Species name. But I would ask if I went to find out but were Still not sure what it is then. I didnt find out what type of Butterfly it is yet but I did suspect Brimstone. There a few that are similar to Brimstone and that’s why I wasn’t sure. But I will ask. I have found out some interesting infomation from the Wildlife Trust that the Adult Brimstones hibernate through Cold Weather so may be seen flying on warm days throughout the year although there most common in Spring. I also found out there usually found in ones or twos. Not very common. but Widespread. and can be found in damp woodlands, along sunny, woodland rides and mature heagerows and in large Gardens. The food plants are Buckthorn, and alder Buckthorn. Both Shrubs are found in wet Woodland, while Buckthorn also occurs on dry Chalk and limestone Soils. The Brimstone Butterfly is found across most of England and Wales.
In reply to Bobs_Retired:
I think thats a good picture
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