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Sightings of Butterflies in Suffolk - 2021

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Send Us Your Sightings

The Branch is always grateful for butterfly records and a recording form can be downloaded from the Recording page. 
We are always interested in sightings of any butterflies in any location in Suffolk but we are particularly grateful for records away from the coast and information on the following species:
BAP species; Dingy Skipper, White Letter Hairstreak, Silver-studded Blue, White Admiral, Grayling, Small Heath, Wall Brown
Others; Green Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Chalkhill Blue
(not Devil's Dyke)

Send Sightings by email to (please make sure you enter a subject) and they will appear below within a few days.
Clicking on the link should launch your usual email program.  If this does not seem to work just use the email address.

Please include the date, how many of each butterfly species seen, location with an ordnance survey grid reference if possible, and your name (if you want to).
If you would like to contribute to the annual survey please read the notes on the Recording page.

If you report a Brimstone this record will also be passsed to the Brimstone and Buckthorn project


Regular recorders are urged to use this sightings page to inform others of interesting sightings, but please do continue to send all your records to the county recorder at the end of the season as usual.

Return completed form by November to 20, Langstons, Trimley St Mary, Suffolk IP11 0XL  or to

Coronavirus - Butterfly Recording

Please follow the latest advice from the government. Follow social distancing rules and wear a mask where necessary.

If visiting Purdis Heath, Pipers Vale and Landseer Park (or any other site for that matter) please keep to footpaths and recognised tracks and do not trample heather, ant nests or any other vegetation.  There are plenty of places where you can see butterflies from the paths.  Keep dogs on a lead.

                                SUFFOLK  COUNTY  BUTTERFLY  RECORDER

The post of County Butterfly Recorder will become available at the end of 2020 when the present Recorder, Bill Stone, retires from the role.

The post is a Suffolk Naturalists’ Society position, and anyone wishing to receive further details of the role should contact:

Martin Sanford, Chair, Suffolk Naturalists’ Society
martin.sanford@suffolk.gov.uk

Or Peter Maddison, Chair, Suffolk Branch of Butterfly Conservation
prmaddison@yahoo.co.uk
01473 736607

The Recorder’s role is to encourage accurate recording of butterflies in Suffolk, to verify and keep county butterfly records and to produce an annual butterfly report for publication in the Suffolk Naturalists’ Society Transactions and the Suffolk Branch of BC Argus.

In order to promote butterfly recording the Recorder has to be able to engage with a wide range of stakeholders, wildlife groups, individuals, and an enthusiastic group of butterfly recorders (approximately 70 individuals) within the county. 

Sharing the duties of this role could be considered.

Date 
2021
Butterflies seen (and other relevant information).  First Sighting of Year in Bold or Bold for rarer species
For a summary of First Sightings see the Suffolk Butterflies Page - click here
Location Grid Reference Name
         
January SWT DS ES SS LS OT LW SW GVW CY B WB SPW SH R MB GK MW GR SWF DGF WA PE RAA PL P STTC LT CMB SCC LT CMB SC PH GH WLH BH HB SSB BA CB CHB SB LTB - Total species seen 1       (📷 photo click here) 
         
         
11 Jan  Surprised to see Peacock in flight in my garden briefly today. Temperature around 8 degrees. Lowestoft    Bill Whybrow
         

Sightings from previous years  2012    2013    2014    2015    2016    2017    2018    2019    2020

Photographs from 2021 Sightings  (all pictures are the copyright of their owners)


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