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Date Species Number Site Town Grid ref. Recorder Comment Image
22 Apr 2017 Orange-tip 20 My Garden Longton Longtondsd SD474250 Bob crawford never seen so many in. Garden mainly males
23 Apr 2017 Orange-tip 15 MARTON MERE BLACKPOOL SD3426335275 Ashley Anderton
26 Apr 2017 Orange-tip 14 River Roch /Broad Oak Wood Bury SD832113 G Ashworth 11 MALES, 3 fEMALES
26 Apr 2017 Holly Blue 12 Alexandra Park Crosby SJ316995 Pete Kinsella
23 Apr 2017 Peacock 11 Hightown Dunes Blundellsands/Hightown SD296030 Pete Kinsella
18 Apr 2017 Small Tortoiseshell 11 SW Gristlehurst Wood Meadows Heywood SD847115 G Ashworth
22 Apr 2017 Orange-tip 10 Leighton Moss Silverdale Lancs SD477750 Linda Hartford
2 Apr 2017 Brimstone 8 Warton Crag Carnforth SD489729 Sue and Finn Bugge 2 Females 6 Males
26 Apr 2017 Green-veined White 7 River Roch /Broad Oak Wood Bury SD832113 G Ashworth
23 Apr 2017 Peacock 7 MARTON MERE BLACKPOOL SD3426335275 Ashley Anderton
3 Apr 2017 Peacock 7 Heysham Moss Morecambe SD423607 Linda & Arthur Pennington
3 Apr 2017 Small Tortoiseshell 7 Wyre country Park Fleetwood SD340452 Maria Pilling Some of them were quite worn
23 Apr 2017 Orange-tip 6 Fallowfield Loop West Manchester SJ8493 John Smith All males, seen singly along length of track.
23 Apr 2017 Small Tortoiseshell 6 Hightown Dunes Blundellsands/Hightown SD296030 Pete Kinsella
22 Apr 2017 Brimstone 6 Warton Crag Carnforth SD499704 Linda & Arthur Pennington
18 Apr 2017 Small Tortoiseshell 6 Heysham Moss reserve Heysham SD423603 Bryan Ingleby Sunny, cool light breeze
10 Apr 2017 Brimstone 6 Warton Crag Carnforth SD499704 Linda & Arthur Pennington 5 Males, 1 Female
9 Apr 2017 Small Tortoiseshell 6 Heysham Moss Heysham SD423603 Tom Dunbar
2 Apr 2017 Small Tortoiseshell 6 Rossall point Fleetwood SD314479 Ashley Anderton
22 Apr 2017 Speckled Wood 5 Warton Crag Carnforth SD499704 Linda & Arthur Pennington
22 Apr 2017 Speckled Wood 5 Hall Lee-Brook Westhoughton SD659060 Maria Pilling all were very active
8 Apr 2017 Peacock 5 Myer's Allotments Silverdale SD475749 Mike Gregory
7 Apr 2017 Emperor Moth 5 Hightown Dunes Blundellsands/Hightown SJ310988 Pete Kinsella
2 Apr 2017 Peacock 5 Heysham Moss Heysham SD423603 Mike Gregory
23 Apr 2017 Orange-tip 4 Tarnwater Lane Lancaster SD472573 Sue and Finn Bugge
23 Apr 2017 Small Tortoiseshell 4 Tarnwater Lane Lancaster SD472573 Sue and Finn Bugge
23 Apr 2017 Peacock 4 Tarnwater Lane & Lancaster canal Lancaster SD472590 Sue and Finn Bugge
22 Apr 2017 Orange-tip 4 Aughton Wood Nature Reserve Halton SD5466 John Smith All males seen singly
22 Apr 2017 Small Tortoiseshell 4 Canalside garstang Garstang SD50844387 KathArmstrong Sheltered from cool breeze .On dandelions.
22 Apr 2017 Peacock 4 Warton Crag Carnforth SD499704 Linda & Arthur Pennington
18 Apr 2017 Orange-tip 4 Yarrow Valley CP Chorley SD562159 Maria Pilling lovely day, butterflies seen has the morning warmed up 2981.jpeg
18 Apr 2017 Orange-tip 4 Yarrow Vally Park Chorley SD562159 Maria Pilling
10 Apr 2017 Peacock 4 Warton Crag Carnforth SD499704 Linda & Arthur Pennington
7 Apr 2017 Peacock 4 Hightown Dunes Blundellsands/Hightown SJ310988 Pete Kinsella
3 Apr 2017 Small Tortoiseshell 4 Heysham Moss Morecambe SD423607 Linda & Arthur Pennington
23 Apr 2017 Speckled Wood 3 St James School Clitheroe SD7441 J Fenton
23 Apr 2017 Speckled Wood 3 Fallowfield Loop West Manchester SJ8493 John Smith One on its own and two indulging in an aerial dog-fight
23 Apr 2017 Green-veined White 3 Tarnwater Lane Lancaster SD472573 Sue and Finn Bugge
22 Apr 2017 Peacock 3 Grindleton Forest Clitheroe SD7347 J Fenton Males
22 Apr 2017 Orange-tip 3 Lune Valley Footpath Halton SD5265 John Smith All males seen singly between Crook o Lune and Aughton Wood
22 Apr 2017 Brimstone 3 Leighton Moss Silverdale Lancs SD477750 Linda Hartford
22 Apr 2017 Holly Blue 3 Hightown Dunes Blundellsands/Hightown SD295033 Pete Kinsella
18 Apr 2017 Orange-tip 3 Birtle Church Wood area Heywood SD828123 G Ashworth 2 males, 1 female
18 Apr 2017 Peacock 3 Martin Mere Manchester SD424147 Jane and Chris Storey Lovely sunny bank with several whites and nymphalids on the (...)
18 Apr 2017 Speckled Wood 3 Reddish Vale Country Park Reddish SJ9091 John Smith Seen singly
18 Apr 2017 Orange-tip 3 Reddish Vale Nature Reserve Reddish SJ9093 John Smith All males seen singly
15 Apr 2017 Orange-tip 3 Pilsworth Road Heywood SD847100 G Ashworth 3 males on an embankment adjacent to the railway bridge
9 Apr 2017 Orange-tip 3 Fletcher Moss Park Didsbury, Manchester SJ8490 John Smith All males seen singly
9 Apr 2017 Peacock 3 Heysham Moss Heysham SD423603 Tom Dunbar
9 Apr 2017 Peacock 3 Heysham Nature Reserve Heysham SD406600 Tom Dunbar
8 Apr 2017 Peacock 3 Yealand allotments Yealand Conyers SD490763 Bryan Ingleby Calm, bright sun, basking on limestone rock or bramble
8 Apr 2017 Brimstone 3 Hall Lee-Brook Westhoughton SD659060 Maria Pilling Lovely and warm about lunch time today
8 Apr 2017 Comma 3 Myer's Allotments Silverdale SD475749 Mike Gregory rather worn individuals jousting with the peacocks!
7 Apr 2017 Small Tortoiseshell 3 Hightown Dunes Blundellsands/Hightown SJ310988 Pete Kinsella
6 Apr 2017 Small Tortoiseshell 3 Briarcroft St Michaels on Wyre SD466413 Rob McDougall
2 Apr 2017 Brimstone 3 Warton Crag Carnforth SD499704 Linda & Arthur Pennington
2 Apr 2017 Comma 3 Warton Crag Carnforth SD499704 Linda & Arthur Pennington
2 Apr 2017 Comma 3 Heysham Moss Heysham SD423603 Mike Gregory amongst bracket to the south of the site
2 Apr 2017 Peacock 3 Warton Crag Carnforth SD489729 Sue and Finn Bugge
26 Apr 2017 Speckled Wood 2 River Roch /Broad Oak Wood Bury SD832113 G Ashworth
23 Apr 2017 Small Tortoiseshell 2 MARTON MERE BLACKPOOL SD3426335275 Ashley Anderton
23 Apr 2017 Orange-tip 2 Clitheroe Tip Siddows Clitheroe SD7340 J Fenton Males
23 Apr 2017 Green-veined White 2 Hightown Dunes Blundellsands/Hightown SD296030 Pete Kinsella
23 Apr 2017 Speckled Wood 2 Tarnwater Lane Lancaster SD472573 Sue and Finn Bugge
22 Apr 2017 Speckled Wood 2 My Garden Longton Longtondsd SD474250 Bob crawford Sunny day
22 Apr 2017 Small Tortoiseshell 2 Grindleton Forest Clitheroe SD7447 J Fenton
22 Apr 2017 Orange-tip 2 Spring Wood Whalley SD7436 J Fenton
22 Apr 2017 Small Tortoiseshell 2 Spring Wood Whalley SD7436 J Fenton
22 Apr 2017 Orange-tip 2 Canalside garstang Garstang SD49274552 KathArmstrong Sheltered canalbank around the hedge
22 Apr 2017 Holly Blue 2 Warton Crag Carnforth SD499704 Linda & Arthur Pennington
22 Apr 2017 Small Tortoiseshell 2 Leighton Moss Silverdale Lancs SD477750 Linda Hartford
22 Apr 2017 Orange-tip 2 Hall Lee-Brook Westhoughton SD659060 Maria Pilling Didn't see more than 2 and both were females
22 Apr 2017 Green-veined White 2 Hightown Dunes Blundellsands/Hightown SD295033 Pete Kinsella
22 Apr 2017 Speckled Wood 2 Hightown Dunes Blundellsands/Hightown SD295033 Pete Kinsella
19 Apr 2017 Small White 2 Hall-Lee-brook Westhoughton SD653055 Maria Pilling It was very cold and I was surprised to see the Butterfly so (...)
18 Apr 2017 Peacock 2 Garden Ormskirk SD40760886 B jones
18 Apr 2017 Speckled Wood 2 Heysham Moss reserve Heysham SD423603 Bryan Ingleby Sunny, cool light breeze
18 Apr 2017 Orange-tip 2 Scrub adjacent Middleton Nature Res Heysham SD414590 Bryan Ingleby Both males Sunny, light cool breeze
18 Apr 2017 Speckled Wood 2 Scrub adjacent Middleton Nauture Res Heysham SD413592 Bryan Ingleby Sunny, light cool breeze Same 2 as last week ?
18 Apr 2017 Orange-tip 2 SW Gristlehurst Wood Meadows Heywood SD847115 G Ashworth
18 Apr 2017 Peacock 2 SW Gristlehurst Wood Meadows Heywood SD847115 G Ashworth
18 Apr 2017 Small Tortoiseshell 2 Martin Mere Manchester SD423146 Jane and Chris Storey
18 Apr 2017 Speckled Wood 2 Martin Mere Manchester SD424147 Jane and Chris Storey Sparring together.
13 Apr 2017 Peacock 2 Cockersand Cockersand SD432541 Pete Woodruff
12 Apr 2017 Speckled Wood 2 Scrub adjacent Middleton Nauture Res Heysham SD413592 Bryan Ingleby Sunny, cool
10 Apr 2017 Speckled Wood 2 Warton Crag Carnforth SD499704 Linda & Arthur Pennington
9 Apr 2017 Small White 2 Arbour Street Southport SD342166 Dr Robert Philpott
9 Apr 2017 Speckled Wood 2 Hall Lee-Brook Westhoughton SD659060 Maria Pilling Lovely and warm about lunch time today
9 Apr 2017 Speckled Wood 2 Heysham Moss Heysham SD423603 Tom Dunbar
9 Apr 2017 Brimstone 2 Heysham Nature Reserve Heysham SD406600 Tom Dunbar
9 Apr 2017 Speckled Wood 2 Heysham Nature Reserve Heysham SD406600 Tom Dunbar
8 Apr 2017 Orange-tip 2 Sankey Valley St Helens SJ546958 George Anderton My first sighting of any butterfly this year.
4 Apr 2017 Small Tortoiseshell 2 On Knowle Green hill bu the coast Silverdale SD532654 KathArmstrong Tortoiseshell on limestone adlackthorn bush and a Brimstone (...)
3 Apr 2017 Comma 2 Wyre country Park Fleetwood SD340452 Maria Pilling
2 Apr 2017 Small Tortoiseshell 2 Fleetwood Ferry/Cafe grounds Fleetwood SD338485 Bob Duck These two photos may be the same butterfly. they were about 100 (...) 2904.jpeg
2 Apr 2017 Small Tortoiseshell 2 Heysham Moss Heysham SD423603 Mike Gregory
26 Apr 2017 Orange-tip 1 Garden Ormskirk SD40760886 B jones
23 Apr 2017 Green-veined White 1 St James School Clitheroe SD7441 J Fenton
23 Apr 2017 Peacock 1 Ainsdale NNR Ainsdale SD29701080 John Gibson My first of 2017
23 Apr 2017 Green-veined White 1 Fallowfield Loop West Manchester SJ8493 John Smith
23 Apr 2017 Comma 1 Chorlton Water Park Chorlton SJ810933 Virginia Harvey
23 Apr 2017 Small White 1 Chorlton Water Park Chorlton SJ810933 Virginia Harvey
23 Apr 2017 Speckled Wood 1 Chorlton Water Park Chorlton SJ810933 Virginia Harvey
22 Apr 2017 Brimstone 1 My Garden Longton Longtondsd SD474250 Bob crawford First seen in garden this year
22 Apr 2017 Peacock 1 My Garden Longton Longtondsd SD474250 Bob crawford Very active
22 Apr 2017 Peacock 1 Grindleton Forest Clitheroe SD7348 J Fenton Males
22 Apr 2017 Peacock 1 Grindleton Forest Clitheroe SD7447 J Fenton
22 Apr 2017 Peacock 1 Aughton Wood Nature Reserve Halton SD5466 John Smith Settling on bluebells
22 Apr 2017 Red Admiral 1 Crook O' Lune Halton SD521648 John Smith
22 Apr 2017 Speckled Wood 1 Lune Valley footpath Halton SD5064 John Smith One on its own and two indulging in an aerial dog-fight
22 Apr 2017 Comma 1 Warton Crag Carnforth SD499704 Linda & Arthur Pennington
22 Apr 2017 Orange-tip 1 Warton Crag Carnforth SD499704 Linda & Arthur Pennington
22 Apr 2017 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Warton Crag Carnforth SD499704 Linda & Arthur Pennington
22 Apr 2017 Green-veined White 1 Hall Lee-Brook Westhoughton SD659060 Maria Pilling Didn't see more than one.
22 Apr 2017 Holly Blue 1 Hall Lee-Brook Westhoughton SD659060 Maria Pilling Didn't see more than one.
22 Apr 2017 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Hall Lee-Brook Westhoughton SD659060 Maria Pilling Just the one but it's a start
22 Apr 2017 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Hightown Dunes Blundellsands/Hightown SD295034 Pete Kinsella An aberrant individual, white instead of yellow marks on (...)
22 Apr 2017 Small White 1 Hightown Dunes Blundellsands/Hightown SD295033 Pete Kinsella
22 Apr 2017 Orange-tip 1 Lancaster University Lancaster SD485576 SE Gould Single orange-tip seen at midday
21 Apr 2017 Speckled Wood 1 Garden Morecambe SD450644 Linda & Arthur Pennington
21 Apr 2017 Speckled Wood 1 Marshside RSPB Southport SD353205 Pete Kinsella
19 Apr 2017 Holly Blue 1 Blundellsands Blundellsands SD303002 Pete Kinsella First of year here.
18 Apr 2017 Speckled Wood 1 Garden Ormskirk SD40760886 B jones
18 Apr 2017 Peacock 1 Heysham Moss reserve Heysham SD423603 Bryan Ingleby Sunny, cool light breeze Within 2 metres of the large fire (...)
18 Apr 2017 Red Admiral 1 Scrub adjacent Middleton Nauture Res Heysham SD414593 Bryan Ingleby Sunny, cool light breeze
18 Apr 2017 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Broadway allotments Morecambe SD444644 C Dickson
18 Apr 2017 Speckled Wood 1 Broadway allotments Morecambe SD444644 C Dickson
18 Apr 2017 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Birtle Church Wood area Heywood SD828123 G Ashworth
18 Apr 2017 Speckled Wood 1 Bottom Oth Brow West Side Heywood SD847113 G Ashworth
18 Apr 2017 Brimstone 1 Martin Mere Manchester SD424147 Jane and Chris Storey
18 Apr 2017 Orange-tip 1 Martin Mere Manchester SD424147 Jane and Chris Storey One definite female. Other whites (4/5) flying through, too (...)
18 Apr 2017 Orange-tip 1 Martin Mere Burscough SD427142 Jane and Chris Storey A male.
18 Apr 2017 Orange-tip 1 Sankey Valley CP St Helens SJ5356396660 John Gibson Female; my first OT of 2017
18 Apr 2017 Orange-tip 1 Reddish Vale Country Park Reddish SJ9091 John Smith Male
18 Apr 2017 Brimstone 1 Reddish Vale Nature Reserve Reddish SJ9093 John Smith
18 Apr 2017 Peacock 1 Yarrow Valley CP Chorley SD562159 Maria Pilling lovely day, butterflies seen has the morning warmed up 2982.jpeg
18 Apr 2017 Peacock 1 Yarrow Vally Park Chorley SD562159 Maria Pilling
18 Apr 2017 Speckled Wood 1 Garden at home Rochdale SD872127 Richard Greenwood
16 Apr 2017 Orange-tip 1 Sankey Valley CP St Helens SJ53569665 John Gibson Female - my first of 2017
12 Apr 2017 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Middleton Nature Reserve Heysham SD418590 Bryan Ingleby Sunny, cool
10 Apr 2017 Peacock 1 Mere Sands Wood Nature Reserve Rufford SD4415 John Smith
9 Apr 2017 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Ashton Hall garden centre Lancaster SD572462 Bryan Ingleby on Erysimum, cool, hazy sun
9 Apr 2017 Brimstone 1 Arbour Street Southport SD342166 Dr Robert Philpott
9 Apr 2017 Holly Blue 1 Arbour Street Southport SD342166 Dr Robert Philpott
9 Apr 2017 Peacock 1 Arbour Street Southport SD342166 Dr Robert Philpott
9 Apr 2017 Speckled Wood 1 Arbour Street Southport SD342166 Dr Robert Philpott
9 Apr 2017 Brimstone 1 Heysham Moss Heysham SD423603 Tom Dunbar Weather became unsuitable for GrHstr search.
9 Apr 2017 Comma 1 Heysham Moss Heysham SD423603 Tom Dunbar
9 Apr 2017 Holly Blue 1 Heysham Nature Reserve Heysham SD406600 Tom Dunbar
9 Apr 2017 Orange-tip 1 Heysham Nature Reserve Heysham SD406600 Tom Dunbar
9 Apr 2017 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Heysham Nature Reserve Heysham SD406600 Tom Dunbar
8 Apr 2017 Comma 1 My Garden Longton Longton SD474250 Bob crawford Slightly bedraggled 2946.jpeg
8 Apr 2017 Orange-tip 1 My Garden Longton Longton SD474250 Bob crawford First in garden this year
8 Apr 2017 Small Tortoiseshell 1 My Garden Longton Longton SD474250 Bob crawford Bit bedraggled
8 Apr 2017 Comma 1 New Hey Milnrow SD942117 Chris Jepson - Brown In garden.
8 Apr 2017 Holly Blue 1 Garden - Didsbury Village Manchester SJ845912 Dave Coleman Our first butterfly of 2017. On garden Laurel tree - a regular (...)
8 Apr 2017 Peacock 1 Arbour Street Southport SD342166 Dr Robert Philpott
8 Apr 2017 Small White 1 Myer's Allotments Silverdale SD475749 Mike Gregory close to entrance gate on bramble
8 Apr 2017 Peacock 1 Dallam Park Milnthorpe SD490808 Rob McDougall
8 Apr 2017 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Dallam Park Milnthorpe SD490808 Rob McDougall
4 Apr 2017 Speckled Wood 1 Warton Crag Warton SD493732 Steve Ryder Upper part of Occupation Road
3 Apr 2017 Brimstone 1 Heysham Moss Morecambe SD423607 Linda & Arthur Pennington
3 Apr 2017 Comma 1 Heysham Moss Morecambe SD423607 Linda & Arthur Pennington
2 Apr 2017 Speckled Wood 1 My Garden Longton Longton SD47422504 Bob crawford First one seen this year
2 Apr 2017 Brimstone 1 Lancaster Railway Station Lancaster SD472617 David Eastlick on bank behind former platform 6
2 Apr 2017 Peacock 1 Lancaster Railway Station Lancaster SD471617 David Eastlick platform 2
2 Apr 2017 Small White 1 Arbour Street Southport SD342166 Dr Robert Philpott
2 Apr 2017 Red Admiral 1 Sankey Valley CP Newton-le-Willows SJ59 John Smith
2 Apr 2017 Orange-tip 1 Brockholes wetlands reserve Preston SD588306 Les Price Male,- nectarine on bluebells
2 Apr 2017 Orange-tip 1 Brockholes wetlands reserve Preston SD588306 Les Price Male,- nectarine on bluebells
2 Apr 2017 Peacock 1 Warton Crag Carnforth SD499704 Linda & Arthur Pennington
2 Apr 2017 Speckled Wood 1 Warton Crag Carnforth SD499704 Linda & Arthur Pennington
2 Apr 2017 Brimstone 1 Heysham Nature Reserve Heysham SD40705920 Pete Woodruff
2 Apr 2017 Comma 1 Warton Crag Carnforth SD489729 Sue and Finn Bugge
2 Apr 2017 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Warton Crag Carnforth SD489729 Sue and Finn Bugge

 
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