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Hello and welcome to alert number 7 We have Common Blue now reported, while there's been a number of sightings of Painted Lady moving in across the coast
A survey for Dingy and Grizzled Skippers was conducted in favourable conditions on the Feltwell area of the Cut off-Channel on Thursday 11th May.
Butterfly Alert Number 6 And the big news is that the first Swallowtail has been reported today from Potter Heigham (10 days earlier than last year)
Hello and welcome to alert number 5 - coming quickly now!
Hello and welcome to butterfly alert number 4
Butterfly Alert No 2: A very early spring The last alert brought reports of the two whites and I've just had the first sightings of Small Copper and Green Hairstreak - a very early spring indeed - no surprise really given the current weather.
Butterfly Alert No 3 Hi all - no new species have been reported in Norfolk - but reports from elsewhere suggest a very early spring - these haven't made the BC first sightings page yet.:
Hello and welcome to a very late first alert of 2017.
Members afternoon – Hethersett Hall, Saturday 1st Oct We were honoured to welcome our main speaker, Matthew Oates who had travelled from Gloucestershire to speak to us.
The Cambridgeshire & Essex branch of Butterfly Conservation to invite you to our AGM on Saturday 8 October. The invitation is open to anyone from the Norfolk branch. The keynote speaker, Henk de Vries, Senior Project Leader, Dutch Butterfly Conservation (De Vlinderstichting), who will speak on the topic of 'What future for Large Copper in the UK?'
Eleven people travelled to Chambers Wood from Norfolk. The weather chose the weekend to break, but it did not actually rain on Sunday.
Warham Camp Butterfly Count – Tuesday 16th August 2016 Once again 5 people took part in a systematic count of the Chalkhill Blues at Warham Camp
Report on field trip to Winterton Dunes 4Aug16. Fourteen people joined the butterfly walk at Winterton Dunes.
18 People joined us for the Butterfly Conservation walk round Holt Country Park on 30th July.
Report on field trip to Beeston Common on 7th July 2016 We had 13 people attend on 7th July for a walk around this site of Special Scientific Interest and Special Area of Conservation. The area is managed by Natural England and Beeston Common Management Group.
Butterfly Alert Almost all species have now been seen flying. Great news for the Big Butterfly count which is now on.
Ringlets have now been reported, and today a Marbled White was photographed at Dersingham Bog
Our walk at Strumpshaw Fen on 14-5-16 was very successful in spite of the weather forecast . . . .
We were lucky that this was organised on perhaps the first suitable night of the year;
Snettisham Butterfly Field Trip 24 May 2016 By Kiri Stuart-Clarke Swifts circling overhead and beautiful hawthorn blossom coloured pure white and rich blush pink were the signs of spring that welcomed us to Snettisham Beach for our first butterfly foray of 2016.But the weather was less than auspicious for butterfly hunting.
Once again the weather let us down
Information on the latest sighting in Norfolk from our Country Recorder
Moths Count update April 2016 Spring has apparently arrived, although here in Dorset the nights are cooler now than they were during December last year. The moth trap has only been out a few times at Butterfly Conservation’s Head Office. The best night of the year so far was 13 April when 69 individuals of 13 species were recorded. The usual suspects for this time of year were the most numerous species; . . . .
Report of our Field Trip to Lynford Arboretum on 18th May Some twenty keen people assembled on a soggy morning at Lynford Arboretum on 18th May where we opened four moth traps put out the previous evening at locations in or around the site itself.
Amazing photographs taken in the mountains of Europe
A European butterfly which made news headlines last month for being the first on record to survive a British winter has now emerged in Cambridgeshire, Butterfly Conservation can reveal.