Northants Sightings 2024

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Northants first sightings 2024 table

June
10th: The 1st Ringlet of the year was recorded today at Fermyn Country Park, along with 1 Large Skipper, 2 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Meadow Brown and 3 Small Heath.
In Salcey Forest 2 Large Skipper, 5 Black Hairstreak, 4 Wood White, 3 Meadow Brown and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Summer Leys Nature Reserve 1 Brimstone, 1 Common Blue and 6 Meadow Brown.

9th: In Glapthorn Cow Pastures 10 Black Hairstreak.
In Hazelborough Forest 7 Wood White.

8th: The 1st Marbled White of the year was recorded today in Yardley Hastings.
At Ring Haw 1 Dingy Skipper, 4 Brimstone, 2 Common Blue, 9 Meadow Brown, 5 Speckled Wood and 11 Small Heath.
In Salcey Forest 6 Black Hairstreak.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 1 Dingy Skipper, 1 Large Skipper, 1 Common Blue, 2 Speckled Wood and 6 Small Heath.

7th: In Bucknell Wood 12 Wood White, 1 Common Blue and 10 Speckled Wood.
In Fermyn Country Park 6 Dingy Skipper, 5 Grizzled Skipper, 3 Brimstone, 2 Large White, 4 Common Blue, 3 Brown Argus, 18 Black Hairstreak, 2 Green Hairstreak, 2 Red Admiral, 2 Peacock, 4 Meadow Brown, 8 Speckled Wood and 5 Small Heath.
At Harrington Airfield 5 Dingy Skipper, 8 Common Blue and 6 Small Heath.
In Hazelborough Wood 2 Large Skipper, 20 Wood White, 1 Orange-tip, 2 Green-veined White and 15 Speckled Wood.

6th: In Bearshank Wood 2 Green-veined White, 1 Black Hairstreak and 1 Meadow Brown.
At Fermyn Country Park 3 Grizzled Skipper, 2 Brimstone, 1 Green-veined White, 6 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Meadow Brown and 2 Small Heath.
In Glapthorn Cow Pastures 9 Black Hairstreak.
In Salcey Forest 2 Wood White, 2 Black Hairstreak and 1 Meadow Brown.
At Summer Leys Nature Reserve 3 Common Blue and 1 Meadow Brown.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 1 Dingy Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 1 Large Skipper, 1 Green Hairstreak, 1 Speckled Wood and 5 Small Heath.

5th: In Glapthorn Cow Pastures 15 Black Hairstreak.
In Salcey Forest 11 Wood White, 1 Green-veined White, 2 Black Hairstreak and 6 Speckled Wood.

3rd: The 1st Black Hairstreaks of the year were recorded today with 7 seen in Glapthorn Cow Pastures.
In Bucknell Wood 10 Wood White and 2 Speckled Wood.
In Hazelborough Wood 2 Wood White.
In Salcey Forest 1 Wood White, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Meadow Brown and 3 Speckled Wood.

2nd: In Bucknell Wood 5 Wood White, 2 Green-veined White, 1 Red Admiral and 5 Speckled Wood,
At Croughton Pocket Park 1 Brimstone, 4 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus and 1 Small Heath.
In Fineshade Wood 1 Dingy Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 3 Green-veined White, 1 Small White, 1 Orange-tip, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 6 Speckled Wood.
At Old Sulehay 3 Dingy Skipper, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Speckled Wood and 1 Small Heath.
At Ring Haw 4 Brimstone, 1 Common Blue, 2 Meadow Brown, 3 Speckled Wood and 12 Small Heath.
In Salcey Forest 10 Wood White, 3 Large White, 2 Small White, 6 Green-veined White, 3 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral and 6 Speckled Wood.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 6 Dingy Skipper, 1 Large Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 3 Common Blue and 1 Small Heath.

1st: In Bucknell Wood 5 Wood White.
In Salcey Forest 1 Wood White and 4 Speckled Wood.
May
29th: The 1st Meadow Brown of the year was recorded today in Doddington Road Cemetery in Wellingborough.

27th: At Summer Leys 2 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 2 Small White, 1 Common Blue and 1 Red Admiral.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 6 Dingy Skipper, 1 Speckled Wood and 2 Small Heath.

25th: At Harrington Airfield 1 Dingy Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Green Hairstreak, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Small Heath.
At Old Sulehay 1 Dingy Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral and 3 Speckled Wood.
At Pitsford Reservoir 1 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Common Blue, 1 Holly Blue, 3 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Roade Old Quarry 8 Grizzled Skipper, 2 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 3 Common Blue and 1 Holly Blue.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 4 Dingy Skipper, 2 Grizzled Skipper, 2 Brimstone, 3 Common Blue and 2 Small Heath.

24th: In Harlestone Firs 1 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Small Copper and 1 Painted Lady.
In Salcey Forest 1 Wood White and 1 Red Admiral.

23rd: The 1st Large Skipper of the year was recorded today in Thrapston.
In Hazelborough Forest 2 Wood White.In Hazelborough Forest 6 Wood White and 2 Speckled Wood.

20th: In Fineshade Wood 2 Orange-tip, 1 Small White, 1 Red Admiral and 2 Speckled Wood.
At Harrington Airfield 29 Dingy Skipper, 1 Small White, 2 Green Hairstreak, 4 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 6 Small Heath and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Ring Haw 4 Dingy Skipper, 4 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 2 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 15 Small Heath and 1 Speckled Wood.

19th: In Bucknell Wood 1 Brimstone, 6 Green-veined White, 1 Wood White, 3 Red Admiral and 3 Speckled Wood.
In Hazelborough Forest 3 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Orange-tip, 6 Wood White and 2 Speckled Wood.
At Stanwick Lakes 3 Brimstone, 2 Green-veined White, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Red Admiral and 1 Peacock.
In Weekley Hall Wood Meadow 7 Dingy Skipper, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Orange-tip, 2 Green Hairstreak, 3 Peacock and 3 Small Heath.

18th: In Fineshade Wood 7 Dingy Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper and 1 Peacock.

17th: At the West Lodge Rural Centre in Desborough 4 Dingy Skipper, 2 Grizzled Skipper, 6 Brimstone, 2 Green-veined White, 2 Green Hairstreak, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock and 2 Small Heath.
At Stanford Reservoir 3 Green-veined White, 3 Orange-tip, 2 Red Admiral and 1 Peacock.

15th: The 1st Brown Argus of the year was recorded today in New Duston along with 1 Common Blue.

14th: Along the footpath west of Hanging Houghton 2 Painted Lady.

13th: A single Wood White was an exciting record in Harry’s Park Wood today. This is too early in the flight period for this species to have a straggled from the nearby Geddington Chase population, so it is almost certainly proof of breeding at a new site for them.
In Bucknell Wood 2 Green-veined White, 4 Orange-tip and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Daventry Country Park 1 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Ring Haw 7 Dingy Skipper, 2 Grizzled Skipper, 5 Brimstone, 2 Green-veined White, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Common Blue, 4 Peacock and 8 Small Heath.
In Salcey Forest 1 Brimstone, 4 Orange-tip, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 7 Dingy Skipper, 3 Brimstone, 1 Green Hairstreak, 1 Peacock and 3 Small Heath.

12th: the 1st Common Blue of the year was recorded today in a field east of Rushden.
The 1st Painted Lady of the year was also recorded today along Merry Tom Lane near Brixworth.
In Collyweston Quarry 1 Dingy Skipper, 8 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 2 Green-veined White, 22 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Small Copper, 18 Green Hairstreak, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma, 1 Speckled Wood and 5 Small Heath.
In Weekley Hall Wood meadow 4 Dingy Skipper, 2 Green-veined White, 2 Orange-tip, 1 Green Hairstreak and 2 Peacock.

11th: On the A6/B576 roundabout in Desborough 4 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 2 Holly Blue, 1 Green Hairstreak and 1 Peacock.
At Fermyn Country Park 4 Dingy Skipper, 10 Grizzled Skipper, 2 Green-veined White, 5 Orange-tip and 2 Green-veined White.
At Lyveden New Bield 1 Dingy Skipper.
At Old Sulehay 73 Dingy Skipper, 14 Grizzled Skipper, 8 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 2 Green Hairstreak, 2 Peacock and 3 Small Heath.

9th: The 1st Wood White of the year was recorded today in Yardley Chase.
The 1st Small Copper of the year was also recorded today at Twywell Hills and Dales.
At Harrington Airfield 3 Dingy Skipper, 2 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip and 4 Green Hairstreak.
At Ring Haw 4 Dingy Skipper, 7 Brimstone, 1 Green-veined White, 3 Peacock and 1 Small Heath.
At Stanwick Lakes 5 Brimstone, 9 Green-veined White, 17 Orange-tip, 5 Holly Blue and 8 Peacock.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 7 Dingy Skipper, 2 Grizzled Skipper, 3 Orange-tip, 1 Small Copper, 1 Green Hairstreak, 2 Peacock and 1 Small Heath.

8th: In Bucknell Wood 1 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 3 Orange-tip and 3 Speckled Wood.
At Fermyn Country Park 4 Dingy Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 3 Brimstone, 2 Green-veined White and 1 Peacock.
At Old Sulehay 1 Dingy Skipper, 9 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 6 Small White, 1 Holly Blue, 4 Peacock and 1 Comma.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 10 Dingy Skipper, 3 Grizzled Skipper, 2 Brimstone, 2 Green-veined White, 4 Orange-tip and 5 Peacock.

7th: In Bucknell Wood 1 Brimstone, 11 Green-veined White, 7 Orange-tip and 5 Peacock.
In Hazelborough Forest 3 Brimstone, 1 Green-veined White, 3 Orange-tip, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma and 2 Speckled Wood.
In Salcey Forest 2 Brimstone, 9 Large White and 21 Orange-tip.
6th: At Old Sulehay 10 Dingy Skipper, 4 Grizzled Skipper, 2 Brimstone, 3 Orange-tip and 1 Speckled Wood.

5th: The 1st Small Heath of the year was recorded today at Ring Haw.
At Desborough by the A6/B576 roundabout 8 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 2 Green-veined White, 4 Orange-tip, 1 Green Hairstreak, 2 Peacock, 1 Comma and 3 Speckled Wood.
In Billing Road Cemetery in Northampton 1 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Orange-tip and 7 Holly Blue.
In Fermyn Country Park 1 Dingy Skipper, 3 Grizzled Skipper, 3 Green-veined White and 1 Comma.
In Higham Ferrers Cemetery 5 Holly Blue.
In Irchester Country Park 1 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue, 3 Peacock and 2 Speckled Wood.
At Old Sulehay and Ring Haw 28 Dingy Skipper, 3 Grizzled Skipper, 5 Brimstone, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Orange-tip, 2 Green Hairstreak, 3 Peacock and 1 Small Heath.
At Pitsford Quarry 1 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 2 Orange-tip, 4 Peacock and 2 Speckled Wood.

4th: The 1st Dingy Skippers of the year were recorded today at Old Sulehay, Ring Haw and Twywell Hills and Dales.
At Barford Meadows 3 Grizzled Skipper, 1 Large White, 10 Orange-tip, 12 Peacock and 3 Speckled Wood.
At Bradlaugh Fields 2 Orange-tip.
Along Merry Tom Lane and the Brampton Valley Way near Brixworth 3 Brimstone, 2 Large White, 8 Green-veined White, 12 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue, 4 Peacock, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 2 Speckled Wood.
In Bucknell Wood 1 Brimstone, 4 Green-veined White and 2 Orange-tip.
At Ditchford Nature Reserve 1 Brimstone, 1 Small White and 1 Peacock.
In Duston Quarry 1 Orange-tip and 2 Peacock.
At Lilbourne Meadows 2 Orange-tip.
At Old Sulehay and Ring Haw 2 Dingy Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 2 Brimstone, 2 Small White and 1 Orange-tip.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 2 Dingy Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper,6 Brimstone, 2 Small White, 2 Orange-tip, 1 Green Hairstreak and 5 Peacock.

2nd: At Summer Leys 15 Brimstone, 2 Green-veined White, 33 Orange-tip, 7 Peacock and 1 Comma.

1st: The 1st Grizzled Skipper of the year was recorded today with 1 seen at Twywell Hills and Dales.

April
30th: The 1st Green Hairstreaks of the year were recorded today at Ring Haw and Twywell Hills and Dales.
At Delapre Abbey 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip and 1 Peacock.
At Everdon Stubbs 1 Green-veined White, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Peacock and 2 Comma.
In Hazelborough Forest 11 Brimstone, 2 Large White, 1 Small White, 4 Green-veined White, 16 Orange-tip, 21 Peacock, 1 Comma and 3 Speckled Wood.
At Ring Haw 9 Brimstone, 2 Green-veined White, 5 Orange-tip, 1 Green Hairstreak, 8 Peacock and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Salcey Forest 1 Brimstone, 3 Large White, 5 Small White, 4 Green-veined White, 2 Holly Blue, 11 Peacock and 3 Speckled Wood.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 1 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 1 Orange-tip and 2 Green Hairstreak.

29th: In Salcey Forest 1 Small White, 4 Green-veined White, 18 Orange-tip and 2 Peacock.

26th: In Bucknell Wood 4 Orange-tip and 1 Peacock.

18th: In Duston Quarry 1 Large White and 1 Peacock.
In Middleton Cheney 2 Brimstone and 1 Holly Blue.
In New Duston 1 Brimstone, 2 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 3 Orange-tip and 2 Peacock.
At Ring Haw 1 Large White and 1 Speckled Wood.

17th: In Hazelborough Forest 13 Orange-tip and 1 Peacock.

14th: In Towcester 2 Small White, 5 Orange-tip and 1 Holly Blue.
In Fermyn Woods 3 Orange-tip and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Broughton 4 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 3 Orange-tip, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock and 3 Speckled Wood.
At Harrington Airfield 2 Green-veined White, 2 Orange-tip and 4 Peacock.
In Newton Bromswold 3 Orange-tip, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Preston Capes 3 Orange-tip and 3 Peacock.
In Ravensthorpe Pocket Park 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 3 Speckled Wood.
In Rushden 1 Holly Blue, 2 Peacock and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Salcey Forest 1 Green-veined White, 13 Orange-tip, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Peacock, 1 comma and 2 Speckled Wood.

13th: In Bozeat 1 Holly Blue.
In Daventry 5 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Peacock and 5 Speckled Wood.
In Eastfield Park in Northampton 5 Brimstone, 3 Orange-tip, 3 Holly Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma and 7 Speckled Wood.
In Finedon Pocket Park 2 Brimstone, 4 Orange-tip, 1 Red Admiral, 3 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Great Doddington 1 Brimstone and 2 Holly Blue.
At Pitsford Reservoir 1 Brimstone, 1 Green-veined White, 3 Orange-tip, 6 Peacock and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Thenford 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 2 Peacock and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Tove Valley Pocket Park in Towcester 8 Brimstone, 2 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 10 Orange-tip, 1 Peacock and 1 Comma.
In Yardley Hastings 2 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 4 Green-veined White, 2 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock and 2 Speckled Wood.

12th: In Bucknell Wood 16 Brimstone, 32 Orange-tip, 16 Peacock, 5 Comma and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Salcey Forest 10 Brimstone, 2 Small White, 8 Green-veined White, 57 Orange-tip, 3 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 26 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 7 Comma and 8 Speckled Wood.

11th: At Ring Haw 2 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 5 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Salcey Forest 14 Brimstone, 1 Green-veined White, 58 Orange-tip, 1 Red Admiral, 25 Peacock, 9 Comma and 1 Speckled Wood.

8th: In Duston Quarry 1 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Higham Ferrers 1 Holly Blue.
At Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows 1 Peacock.
In Middleton Cheney 2 Brimstone and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In New Duston 2 Brimstone, 4 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Comma and 3 Speckled Wood.
In Rothwell 1 Holly Blue.

6th: In Brixworth 1 Comma.
At Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows 1 Brimstone, 3 Orange-tip, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Speckled Wood.
In New Duston 4 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Small White, 6 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 3 Comma.
In Daventry 1 Holly Blue and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Pitsford Nature Reserve 2 Brimstone, 1 Peacock and 2 Speckled Wood.
In Salcey Forest 5 Brimstone, 5 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue and 3 Peacock.
In Wootton 2 Orange-tip, 5 Peacock and 4 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Yardley Hastings 1 Small White and 1 Red Admiral.
In Yelvertoft 2 Brimstone and 1 Large White.

5th: In Brixworth 1 Peacock.
In Bozeat 2 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 1 Peacock and 1 Comma.
In Brackley 1 Brimstone and 1 Peacock.
In Hazelborough Forest 3 Brimstone, 5 Orange-tip, 6 Peacock, 3 Comma and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Kettering 1 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip and 1 Comma.
In Middleton Cheney 1 Holly Blue and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Northampton General Hospital 1 Brimstone.
In Salcey Forest 5 Brimstone, 14 Orange-tip, 6 Peacock and 1 Comma.
In West Haddon 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip and 1 Peacock.

4th: In Huscote 1 Orange-tip.
In Kettering 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Lyveden New Bield 1 Brimstone and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Northampton 2 Small White.

2nd: In Fineshade Wood 1 Brimstone, 1 Large White and 1 Peacock.
At Harrington Airfield 2 Peacock.
In Hazelborough Wood 3 Brimstone, 1 Peacock, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.
In New Duston 3 Brimstone, 1 Peacock and 3 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Polebrook 3 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Comma and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Ring Haw 2 Brimstone and 3 Peacock.
In Salcey Forest 11 Brimstone, 9 Orange-tip, 12 Peacock and 3 Comma.

1st: The first Large White of the year was recorded today in Kettering.
In Berrywood in Northampton 6 Brimstone, 1 Peacock and 1 Comma.
In Hartwell 1 Brimstone.
In Great Doddington 3 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip and 1 Peacock.
At Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows 5 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Peacock and 1 Comma.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 3 Peacock.
In Yardley Hastings 1 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.

March
30th: The first Green-veined White of the year was recorded today at Summer Leys Nature Reserve.
In Billing Road cemetery in Northampton 6 Brimstone, 1 Peacock and 3 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Boughton House 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip and 3 Peacock.
In Bozeat 2 Brimstone, 2 Small White and 1 Peacock.
In Bucknell Wood 12 Brimstone, 3 Orange-tip, 4 Peacock and 4 Comma.
In Fineshade Wood 1 Brimstone.
In New Duston 9 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 1 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.
In Old village 8 Brimstone and 1 Peacock.
In Salcey Forest 1 Orange-tip and 5 Peacock.
At Summer Leys 1 Orange-tip.
In Wellingborough town centre 1 Speckled Wood.

26th: In Billing Road cemetery in Northampton 3 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 3 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Great Doddington 3 Brimstone and 3 Peacock.
In Higham Ferrers 5 Brimstone, 2 Peacock and 1 Comma. At Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows 8 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In New Duston 7 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 2 Peacock and 3 Comma.
At Summer Leys Nature Reserve 6 Brimstone, 2 Peacock and 1 Comma.
At Upton Country Park 3 Brimstone.
At Wilsons Pits 4 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip and 1 Peacock.
In Wootton 3 Brimstone, 1 Small White and 1 Comma.

24th: The first Speckled Wood was recorded today with a single seen at Berrywood in Northampton along with 1 Brimstone and 1 Peacock.
In Brixworth 1 Comma.
In Cranford 1 Peacock.
In Hazelborough Wood 3 Brimstone and 1 Comma.
At Whiston Lock 1 Small White.
In Salcey Forest 1 Orange-tip.

22nd: The first Orange-tip of the year was recorded today with a single male seen by the river Nene near Barnes Meadow in Northampton.
In Barton Seagrave 1 Comma.
In New Duston 3 Brimstone and 2 Comma.
At Stanwick Lakes 1 Small White.

21st: In Middleton Cheney 3 Brimstone.

19th: The first Holly Blue of the year was recorded today in a Raunds garden.
In Higham Ferrers 1 Brimstone, 1 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.
In Northampton 1 Comma.
At Summer Leys Nature Reserve 1 Brimstone.

18th: Single Brimstones were recorded today in Bozeat, Castle Ashby Gardens, Oundle and Towcester.

17th: At Barnwell Country Park 2 Brimstone and 1 Peacock.
In Brixworth 1 Brimstone.
In Higham Ferrers 1 Brimstone.
In Irthlingborough 1 Smal Tortoiseshell.
In Middleton Cheney 1 Brimstone.
In New Duston 1 Brimstone and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Oundle 1 Brimstone.
In Ringstead 1 Brimstone.
At Summer Leys 1 Brimstone.
At Sywell Country Park 1 Brimstone.
At Titchmarsh Local Nature Reserve 1 Brimstone and 1 Peacock.

16th: In Billing Road Cemetery in Northampton 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Crick 1 Brimstone.
In Higham Ferrers 1 Brimstone and 1 Peacock.
In Middleton Cheney 1 Peacock and 1 Comma.

15th: In Brixworth 2 Brimstone.
At Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows 3 Brimstone and 1 Peacock.
In Middleton Cheney 5 Brimstone.
In Northampton 1 Comma.
In Wollaston 3 Brimstone.
In Wootton 1 Peacock.

14th: In Brixworth 2 Brimstone.
In Hanging Houghton 1 Brimstone.
At Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows 2 Brimstone.
In Old 1 Brimstone.
In a Pistford garden 1 Brimstone.
In Holcot Bay at Pistford Nature Reserve 1 Red Admiral.
In Barton Seagrave 1 Brimstone and 1 Peacock.
In Rushton 1 Brimstone.
At Summer Leys Nature Reserve 1 Brimstone.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 1 Brimstone.
In Upper Boddington 1 Brimstone.

9th: The first Small White of the year was recorded today in a Wollaston garden, along with 1 Brimstone, 1 Peacock, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.

5th: In New Duston 1 Red Admiral.

February
25th: In Finedon 1 Peacock.

24th: At Wicksteed Park 1 Red Admiral.

21st: In Cottingham 1 Small Tortoiseshell.

20th: In Cottingham 1 Brimstone.

17th: In Towcester 1 Small Tortoiseshell .

16th: In Towcester 1 Brimstone.

15th: In Barton Seagrave 1 Brimstone.
In Bozeat 3 Brimstone.
In Duston 1 Brimstone.
In Far Cotton 1 Brimstone.
In Higham Ferrers 1 Brimstone.
In London Road Cemetery in Kettering 5 Brimstone, 1 Red Admiral and 1 Comma.
In Middleton Cheney 1 Brimstone.
At Summer Leys Nature Reserve 4 Brimstone and 1 Peacock.
At Thrapston Gravel Pits 1 Peacock.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 1 Peacock.
In Wicksteed Park 1 Brimstone.
In Wollaston 2 Brimstone.
In Yardley Chase 1 Peacock.

12th: At Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows 1 Peacock.
In Old Sulehey Forest 1 Red Admiral.

4th: At the Seasons Garden Centre in Burton Latimer 1 Red Admiral.

3rd: In Moulton Leys in Northampton 1 Brimstone 2nd: In Fineshade Wood 1 Brimstone.
In Moulton 1 Brimstone.

1st: In Higham Ferrers 1 Brimstone.
In Polebrook 1 Brimstone.

January
28th: In Higham Ferrers 1 Red Admiral.

26th: In Northampton 1 Peacock.
In Thrapston 1 Peacock.

24th: In Northampton 1 Comma.
In Rothwell 1 Brimstone.

22nd: In Wilby 1 Brimstone.

21st: A Comma was recorded today overwintering in an outbuilding in Finedon.

13t: The 1st Peacocks of the year were recorded today with singles seen at Pitsford Water and a garden in Wootton.
The 1st Brimstone of the year was also recorded today with a single seen in Fineshade Woods.

9th: Another Brown Hairstreak egg was found today, this time at Croughton Quarry. This is a mile north of the previous finds and shows that the species is making significant steps into the county.

1st: The 1st butterfly of 2024 was recorded today when a Red Admiral was observed flying in a garden in Great Oakley

2023

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2008

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