Bedfordshire Butterfly Recording & Sightings
Online Bedfordshire Atlas
Read more about Bedfordshire's butterflies at www.bedsbutterflies.org.uk.
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
By submitting records to the County Recorder you agree that those records may be collated and disseminated manually or electronically,
including via the Internet, for conservation, environmental decision making, education, research and other public benefit uses in accordance with Butterfly Conservation's data access policy.
Names and contact details of recorders will be used for administration and verification purposes only.
Your contact details will not be passed to other parties without your consent, whilst your name will form part of the record that is collated
Full details of sightings should be recorded using one of the channels below please. (A report on social media is not sufficient).
Please do not submit records by more than one route as this leads to duplicate records which have to be found and removed, causing unnecessary work.
The cut-off date for records to be included in the annual report in Bedfordshire Naturalist is 31st January, but please don't leave them all until then! Get them in a soon as you can please.
Records entered into the iRecord Butterflies App and iRecord website will usually only be examined at the end of the season,
as will records entered into the WCBS and UKBMS online systems, which are also acceptable for record submission for those special types of transect surveys.
Records are not normally marked as accepted or rejected within iRecord itself but all valid records will be incorporated into the Bedfordshire database.
If you have used an electronic recording system other than Adnoto or iRecord, please extract the records yourselves and email them as a
spreadsheet to Keith before the end of December.
Need a grid reference for a sighting? Grab one HERE.
Here is Bedfordshire's first-flight table.
Weekly News Digests
Weekly digests are posted throughout the season on Yahoo and
Beds & Northants BC Facebook and
BNHS Facebook and
Bedfordshire Nature Spotters Facebook.
Bedfordshire's 2020 Sightings
Reports (mostly gleaned via Adnoto) are summarized below.
First flights are marked in red.
1 Brimstone - Old Moat NR, Arlesey, flying over a glade
1m Brimstone - Mowsbury Hillfort, Bedford
1 Peacock - On a Dunstable window ledge
1 Red Admiral - RSPB Lodge Gardens
2 Red Admiral - RSPB Lodge Gardens
3 eggs Purple Hairstreak - The pinnacle, Sandy
1 Peacock - Clifton. Flying in sunshine in a garden at 13.40, settled briefly on a Primrose flower.
1 egg White-letter Hairstreak - Chicksands Wood, on Elm twigs.
If you'd like to read the summaries of recent years they can still be accessed via the following links: