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by vawn
Fri May 16, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: May 2014
Replies: 195
Views: 5452

Re: May 2014

Today in my garden, 3 speckled woods, this time last year there was only one and there are 2 holly blues, again there was only this time last year
by vawn
Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: July 2013
Replies: 274
Views: 8079

Re: July 2013

Butterfly heaven! At last, they're out, in my garden today there's 2 red admirals, 3 large white and a small one, speckled wood is still here and he seems to have company, there's a meadow brown and a great big comma :-D
by vawn
Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: May 2013
Replies: 253
Views: 8904

Re: May 2013

In the last week I saw 3 orange tip butterflies, one in Lelant at the water mill in the garden there and 2 3 days ago, 1 at trerice place ant the next on the stennack in St Ives Cornwall :D :D
by vawn
Sat May 04, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: Blue
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Blue

thanks guys :D I'm gunna blame that one my new camera it's makes such a great difference :D
by vawn
Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Blue
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Blue

I found this little guy in my garden this afternoon, the first butterfly I've managed to take a photo of for months! :D I noticed white rings around the black spots on the bottom wing and it was roughly 1.5cm across

Image
by vawn
Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: August 2012
Replies: 175
Views: 6141

Re: August 2012

at last! Today on my buddlea 6 red admirals and 2 large whites there is also a ringlet and meadow brown in my garden then down the road another 4 red admirals a ringlet and 2 small whites on some bindweed
by vawn
Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: October 2011 sightings
Replies: 129
Views: 4619

Re: October 2011 sightings

over the last 4 days i have seen something like 30 red admirals :O
by vawn
Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: August 2011
Replies: 152
Views: 8460

Re: August 2011

yesterday, 14/08/11
Burthallan lane St. Ives
4 x Gate Keeper
2 x Meadow Brown
2 x Speckled Wood
2 x Red Admiral
and a small Fritillary though I couldn't see which one it was, not too good at the different ids' lol
by vawn
Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: July 2011
Replies: 292
Views: 7995

Re: July 2011

today, a speckled wood, a meadow brow, some red admirals and whites and a comma, it was lovely, i think it's the first comma i have seen :D
by vawn
Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: The Blue one again
Replies: 14
Views: 442

Re: The Blue one again

well, it's the closest thing to an id i can get atm...

and that's a really cool butterfly sight too :D
by vawn
Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: The Blue one again
Replies: 14
Views: 442

Re: The Blue one again

Isn't the largest European Blue the Iolas? Does anyone have a picture? Not a likely garden visitor in the UK, mind. I'd say a release from a butterfly farm is more likely, though the ones I've seen in such places (Blue Morpho) are huge. Dave one final question, are you actually a genius? :shock: ht...
by vawn
Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Links
Topic: BBC link
Replies: 6
Views: 746

Re: BBC link

Gruditch wrote:http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/reports_policies.php

Regards Gruditch


thank you :)


David M wrote:Shame those 126 Heaths got released in such dreadful conditions.


it really is though :(
by vawn
Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Conservation
Topic: Is anybody here taking part in this?
Replies: 14
Views: 838

Re: Is anybody here taking part in this?

hmmm so i spose it is a good idea to get people interested, some data is better than no data... ?
by vawn
Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: The Blue one again
Replies: 14
Views: 442

Re: The Blue one again

The butterfly I saw was the size of a Cabbage White :?
by vawn
Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Conservation
Topic: Is anybody here taking part in this?
Replies: 14
Views: 838

Re: Is anybody here taking part in this?

I support what they're doing, but quite a lot of the data is worthless as people are making errors in identification and/or making false claims. For instance, I checked the results for the Isle of Man from last year's count, and there were several 'sightings' of Small Skippers, Hedge Browns and Rin...
by vawn
Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: BBC link
Replies: 6
Views: 746

BBC link

This was the programme i saw a breeder releasing his Fritillary

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00cskdd

seemed totally freelance kinda thing
from what I can gather this kind of thing happens all over the place so what are the legal issues with breeding?
by vawn
Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Conservation
Topic: Is anybody here taking part in this?
Replies: 14
Views: 838

Is anybody here taking part in this?

or should I post it in the links forum?

http://www.bigbutterflycount.org/
by vawn
Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Test
Topic: img
Replies: 0
Views: 335

img

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by vawn
Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: Conservation
Topic: Breeding butterflies from the conservation list
Replies: 4
Views: 427

Re: Breeding butterflies from the conservation list

Don't even think about it, Vawn. :D Butterflies are perfectly capable of breeding all by themselves. Plebejus species are sedentary and locally extremely diverse, to the extent that there is active speciation occurring as I write! You couldn't possibly release silver-studded blues of unknown geneti...
by vawn
Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: Conservation
Topic: Breeding butterflies from the conservation list
Replies: 4
Views: 427

Re: Breeding butterflies from the conservation list

I am now looking for reasons not to breed them myself and I can't think of any. Here are some reasons (I'll stop at 5!): 1. What is the origin of the stock being sold? Is the stock actually British? 2. Has the stock gene pool been weakened by excessive interbreeding? 3. Is the stock guaranteed to b...

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