Sunday, 16 January 2011
A weekend of pretty poor weather coincided with having just completed Patrick Barkham's 'The Butterfly Isles' and I decided to take the opportunity to review my butterfly sightings for 2010. My interest began in 2009, with the aim of expanding my limited knowledge to encompass more than just the most common butterflies such as the Red Admiral, Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell. I've made plenty of mistakes along the way but am pleased with how much I've seen and can identify confidently without the aid of a guidebook. So here's what I saw during 2010, and I look forward to the coming year.