Butterflies and moths

Reported sightings:

  • Green Hair Streak
  • Small Heath
  • Purple Hair Streak

Big Butterfly Count 2023

On 6th August, 4 of us (Pauline, Damian, Brenda and Penny) took part in this years BBC. We recorded butterflies in 5 areas of the Chevin for around 15 minutes in each place as directed by the BBC. The weather was dry, overcast with sunny intervals and a light north wind.

Yorkgate Quarry near the pond:

Small White; Speckled Wood; Small Copper; Small Kipper; Peacock

Field adjacent to Wilson’s Wood: (grasses, ragwort, nettles, thistles)

Meadow Brown; Peacock; Small Kipper; Large Heath; Ringlet

Hillside to north of quarry (scrub with oak & birch, heather, knapweed):

Peacock; Red Admiral; Small Heath

Area on north hillside at Surprise View (heathland – heather, willow herb, bilberries, Rowan, Birch):

Green Veined White;Red Admiral; Wood White

Manby Field (heathland – heather & bilberries)

No butterflies recorded


Please submit your sightings via chevinforest@gmail.com

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