This page is maintained by Keith Balmer, Bedfordshire County Recorder for Butterflies firstname.lastname@example.org
Bedfordshire Butterfly Report for 2020
NEW Draft 2020 butterfly report to be published in the BNHS Bedfordshire Naturalist 2020.
Bedfordshire Butterfly Atlas
Read more about Bedfordshire's butterflies at www.bedsbutterflies.org.uk.
Bedfordshire Butterfly Record Submission
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
By submitting records to the County Recorder you agree that those records may be collated and disseminated manually or electronically,
including via the Internet, for conservation, environmental decision making, education, research and other public benefit uses in accordance with Butterfly Conservation's data access policy.
Names and contact details of recorders will be used for administration and verification purposes only.
Your contact details will not be passed to other parties without your consent, whilst your name will form part of the record that is collated
Full details of sightings should be recorded using one of the channels below please. (A report on social media is not sufficient).
- Adnoto, or
- the iRecord Butterflies App (please report abundances using digits NOT letters which only report a vague quantity, e.g. B = 2-9, which isn't very helpful!!), or
- the BNM Online portal, or
- the iRecord App (please report abundances using digits NOT letters which only report a vague quantity, e.g. B = 2-9, which isn't very helpful!!), or
- the iRecord website, or
- the UKBMS website for transect and WCBS data, or
- A spreadsheet like this, or
- Email, or
- Paper, here's a suitable form (PDF)
Please do not submit records by more than one route as this leads to duplicate records which have to be found and removed, causing unnecessary work.
- Do NOT use iNaturalist. Data entered into iNaturalist will NOT be used. There are plenty of alternatives above!
The cut-off date for records to be included in the annual report in Bedfordshire Naturalist is 31st January, but please don't leave them all until then! Get them in a soon as you can please.
If you have used an electronic recording system other than those listed above please extract the records yourselves and email them as a
spreadsheet to Keith before the end of December.
Need a grid reference for a sighting? Grab one HERE.
Bedfordshire First Flights
Here is Bedfordshire's first-flight table.
Bedfordshire Monthly Totals
To see monthly species totals thoughout the year click HERE January's totals added
Bedfordshire Weekly News Digests
Weekly digests are posted throughout the season as appropriate on Groups.io and
Beds & Northants BC Facebook and
BNHS Facebook and
Bedfordshire Nature Spotters Facebook.
Reports (mostly gleaned via Adnoto, iRecord, iRecord App and iRecord Butterflies App) are summarized below.
First flights are marked in red.
1m Brimstone, 1m Peacock - Stotfold garden. [Adnoto]
1m Brimstone - Linslade wood. [Adnoto]
1m Brimstone - Priory Country Park. [Adnoto]
1m, 1f Brimstone - Cople Pits nature reserve. [Adnoto]
1 Brimstone - Garden, Stopsley. [Adnoto]
1 Peacock - Rothsay Road, Bedford. [Adnoto]
1 Brimstone - Sundon Park, Luton, garden. [Adnoto]
1 Peacock - Eaton Ford. [iRecord App]
1m Brimstone - Maulden Woods. [iRecord App]
1 Brimstone - Eaton Ford. [iRecord App]
2-9 Brimstone - Oldhill Wood. [iRecord Butterflies]
1 Brimstone - Pegnut Garden. [iRecord]
1 Peacock - Cranfield University ex scrub land. [iRecord]
1 Peacock - Linslade garden. [Adnoto]
1 Peacock - Clophill Lakes. [iRecord App]
1m Brimstone - Back garden in Beeston. [Adnoto]
1m Brimstone - Garden in Sandy. [Adnoto]
2m Brimstone - Barton Le Clay. [BNM Online portal]
1 Brimstone - Lidlington, Beds. [iRecord]
1 Brimstone - Great Barford. [Adnoto]
1 Peacock - Green End, Renhold, Bedford. [Adnoto]
1 Brimstone - Garden in Woburn. [Adnoto]
1 Brimstone - Stotfold garden. [Adnoto]
1 Brimstone - Pegnut Wood. [iRecord App]
1 Brimstone, 2 Peacock - Easton. [iRecord Butterflies]
1 Brimstone - Old Warden. [iRecord Butterflies]
1 Peacock - Ampthill Tidy Tip. [iRecord App]
2 Brimstone - Felmersham. [iRecord]
1 Peacock - Easton. [iRecord Butterflies]
1 Small Tortoiseshell - Upper Gravenhurst. [Adnoto]
If you'd like to read the summaries of recent years they can still be accessed via the following links: