Butterflies in Suffolk - 2021
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Us Your Sightings
The Branch is always grateful for butterfly records and a
recording form can be downloaded from the Recording
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
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.
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
If you report a
Brimstone this record will also
be passsed to the Brimstone and Buckthorn
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.
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.
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:
Chair, Suffolk Naturalists’ Society
Peter Maddison, Chair, Suffolk Branch of Butterfly Conservation
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.