Following rain at breakfast, it was pleasing to see the sun appear and become an ideal day for our scheduled big butterfly count.
Our count today was as follows:
2 Large White,
7 Small White,
2 Marbled White,
1 Small Skipper,
7 Meadow Brown,
5 Speckled Wood,
1 Red Admiral, (on Buddleia by Paydens)
1 Peacock, (on Buddleia by Paydens)
1 Silver Y Moth
Butterflies and moths have been recognised as indicators of biodiversity. Their fragility makes them quick to react to change so their struggle to survive is a serious warning about our environment.