The butterfly survey will shortly be available on the website. Meanwhile here is Christine’s summary:
The workbook shows: Number of species, Monthly counts, Year comparison, Moths and also this year I’ve added any seen at Aldcliffe Triangle.
A few things to note.
1. I didn’t do so many counts this year compared to last. Time and weather against me.
2. The field margin that has been planted for winter seed for birds attracted a lot of white butterflies so there was a large increase in the Unidentified white category.
3. Big increase in Red Admirals which is in line with Big Butterfly count results this year.
4. Skipper sightings down.
I have reported all these results (minus any unidentified butterflies) to Laura Sivell, the butterfly recorder for Lancashire and Pete Marsh, the moth recorder for Lancashire.