This year: Brimstone, Comma, Common Blue, Dark Green Fritillary, Gatekeeper, Green Hairstreak, Green Veined White, Holly Blue, Large Skipper, Large White, Marbled White, Orange Tip, Peacock, Ringlet, Small Copper, Small Heath, Small Skipper, Small Tortoiseshell, Small White, Speckled Wood, Swallowtail.
02/08/12 Kirkstall Abbey flower garden, Small Tortoiseshell (8) on Lavender, Marjoram and Hebe, Large White (2) on Lavender
|Gatekeeper, Letchmire Pastures 30/07|
30/07/12 Sunny and breezy afternoon, Letchmire Pastures, Gatekeeper (14), Small Skipper (5), Meadow Brown (4)
24/07/12 Sunny evening, West Park grassland, Gatekeeper (6), Ringlet (2)
23/07/12 Sunny evening, West Park grassland, Gatekeeper (10), Ringlet (3), Small Skipper (3)
23/07/12 Cloudy, sunny intervals, Beckett Park, Headingley Large White (1)
|Marbled White 21/07, Brockadale|
21/07/12 Sunny, warm, breezy, cloudy intervals, Brockadale Nature Reserve. Marbled White (40+). Small Tortoiseshell (4) Small Skipper (2), Dark Green Fritillary on the wing (2), Large White (3), Gatekeeper (10), Meadow Brown (15), Ringlet (3).
|Swallowtail, 19/06 Hickling Broad|
19/06 Cloudy, warm with sunny intervals, Hickling Broad Nature Reserve, Norfolk. Swallowtail (6) over the reed beds and nectaring on Yellow Flag Iris and a solitary Small Skipper nectaring on thistle.
|Small Tortoisehell caterpillar 10/06|
04/06 Cloud & sunny intervals, breeze, Rodley Nature Reserve. Small Tortoiseshell (12) Small White (4) Orange Tip (2)
|Small Copper, West Park, 28/05|
27/05 Sunny, Allotment, Orange Tip female (1)
26/05 Sunny & hot, a little breeze, Letchmire Pastures , Common Blue males (3), Small Copper (1)
24/05 Sunny & little breeze, lunchtime stroll across the land adjoining the campus and West Park playing fields. Holly Blue (2) on the wing just beyond boundary fence & another on campus on the path from the Victorian monument, Orange Tip (2 male) on the wing near a sunny bank of nettles, Small Tortoiseshell in the grassland on buttercup
|Small White, Kirkstall Abbey 21/05|
22/05 Sunny and hot, front garden in Kirkstall, one Holly Blue on a Pyracantha.
21/05 Overcast, Kirkstall Abbey Walled Garden, one Small White male on Phlomis, one Holly Blue on the wing.
|Holly Blue, garden, 22/05|
06/05 Cold,cloudy with sunny intervals, St John the Baptist Churchyard in Adel, Orange Tip male (2) feeding on Honesty
|Green Hairstreak, Otley 15/04|
15/04 Sunny but chilly, the first Green Hairstreak of the year on Otley Chevin (1).
12/04 Patchy sunshine, two Speckled Wood, my first of the year on a West facing bank amongst bluebell foliage in Queens Wood, Headingley
|Speckled Wood, Queens Wood 12/04|
01/04 Sunny but chilly, Comma (3) one feeding on Celandine, Small Tortoiseshell (7), Sun Lane Nature Reserve, Burley in Wharfedale
30/03 A cloudier start to the day with less butterflies on the allotment, Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) Small White (1) made an appearance once the sun appeared & I discovered while chatting with fellow allotmenteers that a blue has been seen near the entrance, got to be a Holly Blue! Headingley Station Allotments
|Comma, allotment 29/03|
29/03 Small White (2) Peacock (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Orange Tip (1) Comma (1) Headingley Station Allotments. Comma (4) Peacock (6) Small Tortoiseshell (8) Nan Whin Woods Tong
28/03 Three new butterflies on the allotment today Comma (1) OrangeTip male (1) Peacock (1) Small White (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Headingley Station Allotments. Small Tortoiseshell (1) St John the Baptist churchyard Adel
|Peacock, Askham Bog 27/03|
26/03 Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell Headingley Station Allotment. Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) Otley Chevin
25/03 Peacock (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) St John the Baptist Church in Adel
|Small Tortoiseshell, Adel 25/03|
18/03 First of the year for me Small Tortoiseshell (2), Rodley Nature Reserve