Northants Sightings 2019

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Northants first sightings 2019 table
October

28th: At Borough Hill 1 Red Admiral.
At Briar Hill 1 Red Admiral.

27th: In Abington Park 1 Red Admiral.
On a footpath between East Haddon and Holdenby 6 Red Admirals and 1 Peacock.
In Old Stratford 1 Red Admiral.
At Sixfields Lake 1 Red Admiral.

23rd: At Pitsford Nature Reserve 1 Red Admiral.
In Hanging Houghton 1 Red Admiral and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.

22nd: At Ditchford Gravel Pits 1 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma and 1 Peacock.
At Harrington Airfield 1 Clouded Yellow and 1 Red Admiral.
In New Duston 1 Red Admiral.
At Pitsford Nature Reserve 1 Brimstone, 1 Small White and 1 Painted Lady.
At Sywell Country Park 1 Painted Lady.
In Woodford 1 Small White.

19th: At Berrywood in Duston 1 Red Admiral and 1 Comma.
At Bradlaugh Fields 1 Red Admiral.
At Pitsford Nature Reserve 1 Red Admiral.

18th: At Brampton Ash 6 Red Admiral.
In Hanging Houghton 1 Red Admiral.
In Salcey forest 1 Red Admiral.

17th: In a Daventry garden 1 Red Admiral.
In Fineshade Wood 7 Red Admiral and 1 Comma.

12th: In Islip 1 Red Admiral.

11th: At Storton’s Pits 1 Small Tortoiseshell.

10th: At Daventry Country Park 1 Red Admiral.
At Sywell Country Park 2 Small White, 4 Red Admiral and 2 Comma.
At Thrapston Lakes 5 Red Admiral

8th: In New Duston 6 Red Admiral.
At Summer Leys 2 Red Admiral.

6th: At Wicksteeds 1 Large White.

2nd: At Boddington Reservoir 1 Small White and 1 Painted Lady.
At Lyveden New Bield 5-6 Clouded Yellow, 1 Small White, 3 Red Admiral, 2 Comma, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 2 Speckled Wood.

1st: In New Duston 2 Small White, 2 Red Admiral and 1 Comma.
At Wicksteed’s Park arboretum 1 Painted Lady and 6 Comma.

September

30th: At Brampton Ash 1 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 4 Small White, 1 Painted Lady and 3 Red Admiral.

29th: At Summer Leys 1 Small White and 4 Red Admiral.

28th: On the Ring Haw transect 2 Large White, 1 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 2 Comma, 1 Meadow Brown and 2 Small Heath.

27th: At Lyveden New Bield 1 Clouded Yellow and 1 Comma.

26th: At Brampton Ash 1 Large White, 2 Small White, 2 Red Admiral and 1 Peacock.

23rd: At Sywell Country Park 1 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 6 Small White, 10 Red Admiral, 5 Comma and 2 Speckled Wood.

21st: At Barford Meadows 2 Small White, 6 Red Admiral, 2 Painted Lady, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 6 Small Heath.
At Brampton Ash 1 Brimstone, 15 Small White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Comma and 2 Speckled Wood.
At Duston Quarry 3 Large White, 1 Small White and 1 Painted Lady.
At Lyveden New Bield 9 Clouded Yellow, 4 Small White, 1 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma and 2 Small Heath.
In New Duston 4 Small White, 1 Small Copper, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Comma and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Old Sulehey 1 Small White, 1 Common Blue, 1 Comma and 4 Small Heath.
At Ravensthorpe Reservoir 1 Large White, 6 Small White, 3 Green-veined White, 3 Common Blue, 1 Small Copper, 1 Peacock and 5 Speckled Wood.
At Ring Haw 1 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Comma, 4 Meadow Brown and 12 Small Heath.
In Salcey Forest 3 Large White, 4 Small White and 4 Speckled Wood.

20th: At Lyveden New Bield a total of 10 Clouded Yellows were recorded, after a poor showing for the species this looks to be the best opportunity to see them in the county this year.
At Brackmills 4 Small White, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Peacock and 2 Small Heath.

19th: In New Duston 3 Large White, 4 Small White, 6 Red Admiral, 1 Comma and 4 Speckled Wood.
At Summer Leys 1 Brimstone, 2 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady and 1 Speckled Wood.

18th: At Brackmills 4 Small White, 1 Holly Blue, 7 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 6 Comma and 4 Speckled Wood.

17th: At Summer Leys 1 Green-veined White, 1 Small Copper, 1 Red Admiral, 8 Comma and 1 Speckled Wood.

14th: In a Brackley garden 3 Large White, 1 Small White, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.
Near Hinton-in-the-Hedges 4 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady and 1 Peacock.
At Harlestone Heath 1 Green-veined White, 1 Red Admiral and 1 Speckled Wood.
In a Middleton Cheney garden 10 Red Admiral and 1 Comma.
In New Duston 3 Small White, 1 Red Admiral and 3 Comma.

13th: At Pitsford Nature Reserve 10 Small White, 2 Common Blue, 4 Red Admiral, 3 Comma, 9 Speckled Wood and 2 Small Heath.
On the Ring Haw weekly transect 1 Large White, 3 Small White, 5 Green-veined White, 1 Small Copper, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Comma, 7 Meadow Brown, 3 Speckled Wood and 39 Small Heath.
Along the disused railway line west of Barton Seagrave 23 Red Admiral.

12th: At Brackmills 2 Large White, 3 Small White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma and 2 Speckled Wood.

11th: In a Ravensthorpe garden 1 Large White, 7 Small White, 11 Red Admiral, 3 Painted Lady, 4 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.

10th: At Summer Leys 7 Green-veined White, 4 Small White, 1 Common Blue, 2 Red Admiral, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Comma and 3 Speckled Wood.

8th: At Great Morton Sale 10 Green-veined White, 15 Small White, 5 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Small Copper, 6 Red Admiral, 2 Comma, 7 Speckled Wood and 11 Small Heath.
At Ring Haw 1 Large White, 2 Small White, 4 Green-veined White, 4 Common Blue, 3 Red Admiral, 2 Comma, 7 Meadow Brown, 3 Speckled Wood and 33 Small Heath.
In a Yelvertoft garden 6 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady and 7 Small Tortoiseshell.

7th:In Hanging Houghton 3 Small White, 4 Common Blue and 1 Painted Lady.

5th: In a Daventry garden 2 Small White, 1 Red Admiral and 2 Painted Lady.
At Brackmills 6 Small White, 3 Red Admiral and 3 Painted Lady.
At Stanwick Lakes 2 Large White, 15 Small White, 12 Green-veined White, 9 red Admiral, 2 Painted Lady, 8 Comma and 3 Speckled Wood.

4th: At Brackmills 8 Small White, 3 Red Admiral, 4 Painted Lady and 3 Small Tortoiseshell.

3rd: At Berrywood in Duston 1 Small White, 3 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 2 Comma and 2 Speckled Wood.
At Brackmills 1 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Comma and 1 Meadow Brown.
On the west bank of the river Nene between Elton and Elton bridge 1 Brimstone, 25 Small White, 1 Common Blue, 8 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Comma and 1 Speckled Wood.
In a Ravensthorpe garden 16 Small White, 11 Red Admiral, 8 Painted Lady, 18 Small Tortoiseshell and 2 Comma.

2nd: At Brampton Ash 3 Large White, 116 Small White, 4 Common Blue, 4 Red Admiral, 4 Painted Lady, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Meadow Brown and 7 Gatekeeper.

1st: At Croughton Quarry 2 Large White, 16 Small White, 8 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Peacock, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 1 Meadow Brown, 2 Speckled Wood and 21 Small Heath.
In Salcey Forest 4 Small White, 3 Green-veined White, 1 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 3 Painted Lady, 1 Comma and 4 Speckled Wood.
In Wadenhoe Little Wood 4 Small White, 2 Common Blue, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady and 4 Small Wood.

August

31st: At Ravensthorpe Pocket Park 2 Large White, 2 Small White, 3 Common Blue, 2 Red Admiral, 3 Painted Lady and 1 Speckled Wood.

30th: At Delapre Abbey 2 Large White, 12 Small White, 2 Red Admiral, 3 Painted Lady, 2 Comma, 3 Small Tortoiseshell and 2 Speckled Wood.
In Great Houghton 6 Small White and 3 Red Admiral.
In a Ravensthorpe garden 2 Large White, 10 Small White, 10 Red Admiral, 8 Painted Lady, 15 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.

29th: 2 Clouded Yellow were recorded at Bozeat Quarry (please note this site is private).

28th: At Brackmills 10 Small White, 1 Brown Argus and 1 Painted Lady.
At Irchester Country Park 1 Large White, 3 Small White, 4 Green-veined White, 11 Common Blue, 8 Brown Argus, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 2 Comma, 5 Meadow Brown, 1 Gatekeeper, 2 Speckled Wood and 6 Small Heath.

27th: At Brackmills 2 Large White, 17 Small White, 1 Holly Blue, 10 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 12 Speckled Wood and 15 Small Heath.
At Harrington Airfield 1 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Speckled Wood.
On the Hazelborough Forest south weekly transect 1 Brimstone, 9 Small White, 4 Green-veined White, 2 Common Blue, 5 Red Admiral, 17 Speckled Wood and 2 Gatekeeper.
In Long Buckby 5 Large White, 6 Small White, 1 Red Admiral, 3 Painted Lady and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
On a WCBS square near Ravensthorpe 16 Large White, 31 Small White, 2 Common Blue, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Meadow Brown.
At Windlass Close Park in Northampton 3 Large White, 2 Small White, 3 Red Admiral, 2 Painted Lady and 3 Small Tortoiseshell.

26th: In Middleton Cheney 1 Painted Lady and 1 Small Tortoiseshell. In New Duston 3 Small White, 4 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Red Admiral and 2 Painted Lady. At Polebrook airfield 7 Brimstone, 4 Large White, 9 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 35 Common Blue, 12 Brown Argus, 13 Red Admiral, 17 Painted Lady, 8 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 4 Silver-washed Fritillary and 5 Speckled Wood.
On the Ring Haw weekly transect 1 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 1 Small White, 21 Common Blue, 1 Small Copper, 6 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 37 Meadow Brown, 3 Speckled Wood and 34 Small Heath.
In Salcey Forest 5 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Purple Hairstreak, 9 Red Admiral, 2 Painted Lady, 1 Meadow Brown and 2 Speckled Wood.

25th: A Clouded Yellow was a surprise garden species for one lucky observer in Piddington, other species present were 2 Large White, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
On a WCBS square near Dodford 14 Large White, 1 Small White, 4 Green-veined White and 2 Painted Lady.
On a WCBS square near Yardley Hastings 10 Large White, 11 Small White, 2 Green-veined White, 1 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 5 Painted Lady and 1 Gatekeeper.
In Weedon Bec 3 Large White, 19 Small White, 13 Common Blue, 3 Brown Argus, 1 Holly Blue, 7 Red Admiral, 31 Painted Lady and 34 Small Tortoiseshell.

24th: In Great Houghton 1 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Harlestone Firs 1 Large White, 8 Small White, 2 Green-veined White, 10 Common Blue, 18 Brown Argus, 2 Small Copper, 15 Red Admiral, 7 Painted Lady, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Meadow Brown and 1 Gatekeeper.
On a WCBS square near Litchborough 8 Large White, 23 Small White, 4 Green-veined White, 2 Common Blue, 7 Red Admiral, 3 Painted Lady, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Gatekeeper and 2 Speckled Wood.
On a WCBS square near Long Buckby 14 Small White, 5 Red Admiral, 4 Painted Lady, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Gatekeeper and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Summer Leys 1 Brimstone, 2 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 10 Common Blue, 4 Brown Argus, 1 Small Copper, 5 Red Admiral, 3 Painted Lady, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock and 3 Speckled Wood.
At Swan Valley in Pineham 4 Small White, 5 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 2 Small Copper and 1 Painted Lady.
On a WCBS square near Upper Boddington 2 Large White, 24 Small White, 7 Green-veined White, 3 Common Blue, 3 Red Admiral, 10 Painted Lady, 5 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Meadow Brown and 7 Speckled Wood.
In a Yelvertoft garden 2 Red Admiral, 2 Painted Lady, 2 Peacock, 1 Comma and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.

23rd: On the Bucknell Wood weekly transect 1 Brimstone, 4 Large White, 1 Small White, 4 Green-veined White, 12 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Painted Lady, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Silver-washed Fritillary, 3 Gatekeeper and 6 Speckled Wood.
On a WCBS square near Towcester 6 Large White, 10 Small White, 3 Green-veined White, 2 Painted Lady and 1 Speckled Wood.
On the Twywell Hills and dales weekly transect 1 Small Skipper, 1 Large White, 6 Small White, 15 Common Blue, 2 Brown Argus, 5 Painted Lady, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Meadow Brown, 4 Gatekeeper and 7 Small Heath.

22nd: In New Duston 2 Small White, 3 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Small Copper and 2 Painted Lady.

21st: In a Wootton garden 1 Small White, 7 Painted Lady, 1 Red Admiral and 6 Small Tortoiseshell.
A Small Tortoiseshell was also observed preparing to overwinter in one of the bedrooms.

20th: At Brackmills 1 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Gatekeeper and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Hazelborough Forest south 1 Large Skipper, 5 Small White, 2 Green-veined White, 3 Common Blue, 5 Painted Lady, 9 Speckled Wood, 2 Gatekeeper, 2 Meadow Brown and 4 Ringlet.
In New Duston 3 Small White, 2 Painted Lady and 1 Comma.
In Northampton town centre 1 Holly Blue.

19th: At Dobbies garden centre in Wootton, Northampton 1 Painted Lady.
In a Ravensthorpe garden 1 Brimstone, 4 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 3 Small White, 3 Red Admiral, 12 Painted Lady and 5 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Rothwell 2 Painted Lady.

18th: In Great Houghton 2 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Little Billing 1 Painted Lady.

17th: In Farthinghoe 2 Painted Lady.
In Kislingbury 2 Small White and 1 Painted Lady.
In a New Duston garden 2 Large White and 1 Painted Lady.
In a Wootton garden 4 Painted Lady, 3 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Gatekeeper.
On a WCBS square near Weldon 1 Small Skipper, 25 Small White and 2 Painted Lady.

16th: In a Northampton garden near Delapre a Purple Hairstreak was still present after visiting the garden for a number of days.

15th: At Brackmills 1 Large White, 6 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Red Admiral and 3 Gatekeeper.
In Bucknell Wood 2 Small Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 8 Large White, 12 Green-veined White, 6 Common Blue, 4 Painted Lady, 3 Comma, 12 Silver-washed Fritillary, 9 Speckled Wood, 17 Gatekeeper and 1 Meadow Brown.
In Harlestone Firs 3 Small Copper and 1 Red Admiral.

13th: At Brackmills 2 Small White, 9 Painted Lady, 12 Meadow Brown, 4 Gatekeeper, 1 Speckled Wood and 1 Small Heath.
In Fermyn Woods 8 Small White, 2 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Silver-washed Fritillary, 2 Meadow Brown, 1 Gatekeeper and 30 Speckled Wood.
At Great Morton Sale 1 Brimstone, 4 Large White, 12 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 11 Common Blue, 5 Brown Argus, 10 Painted Lady, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 11 Silver-washed Fritillary, 16 Meadow Brown, 3 Ringlet, 34 Gatekeeper, 6 Speckled Wood and 11 Small Heath.
In Hazelborough Forest 1 Large Skipper, 2 Small Skipper, 1 Large White, 3 Small White, 6 Green-veined White, 2 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Holly Blue, 3 Purple Hairstreak, 1 Painted Lady, 5 Silver-washed Fritillary, 15 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet, 14 Gatekeeper and 18 Speckled Wood.
In Old Stratford 6 Small White, 6 Common Blue, 1 Small Copper, 1 Painted Lady, 6 Meadow Brown and 5 Gatekeeper.
At Pitsford Water 1 Green-veined White, 1 Small White, 1 Common Blue, 1 Small Copper, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Meadow Brown and 1 Gatekeeper.
At Ring Haw 1 Essex Skipper, 3 Large White, 1 Small White, 4 Green-veined White, 10 Common Blue, 2 Brown Argus, 1 Holly Blue, 3 Painted Lady, 2 Peacock, 46 Meadow Brown and 4 Speckled Wood.
In Wakerley Wood 1 White Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Peacock and 11 Silver-washed Fritillary.

12th: In a Barton Seagrave garden 1 Small Skipper, 5 Small White, 14 Common Blue, 7 Brown Argus, 3 Small Copper, 1 Painted Lady, 3 Meadow Brown and 5 Gatekeeper.

11th: In Abington Meadow 2 Small Skipper, 1 Essex Skipper, 1 Large White, 2 Small White, 3 Green-veined White, 7 Common Blue, 7 Brown Argus, 1 Small Copper, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Painted Lady, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 2 Meadow Brown, 6 Gatekeeper and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Middleton Cheney 1 Painted Lady. At Rushden Lakes 1 Large White, 2 Small White, 3 Green-veined White, 1 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Painted Lady, 7 Meadow Brown, 7 Gatekeeper and 4 Speckled Wood.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 1 Small Skipper, 5 Small White, 10 Common Blue, 5 Painted Lady, 6 Meadow Brown, 38 Gatekeeper and 3 Small Heath.

9th: In New Duston 1 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Green-veined White,1 Painted Lady, 1 Comma and 1 Gatekeeper.
At Polebrook Airfield 2 Large Skipper, 1 Essex Skipper, 4 Large White, 3 Small White, 5 Green-veined White, 41 Common Blue, 16 Brown Argus, 1 Small Copper, 1 Purple Hairstreak, 17 Painted Lady, 4 Red Admiral, 48 Peacock, 2 Comma, 26 Silver-washed Fritillary, 66 Meadow Brown, 12 Ringlet, 2 Marbled White, 62 Gatekeeper and 6 Speckled Wood.

8th: At Brackmills 1 Large Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 3 Green-veined White, 2 Brown Argus, 1 Painted Lady, 2 Peacock, 1 Comma, 12 Meadow Brown, 16 Gatekeeper and 2 Small Heath.
In Byfield 2 Painted Lady.
In Fineshade Wood 23 Silver-washed Fritillary, 5 Large Skipper, 8 Brimstone, 4 Large White, 14 Small White, 8 Painted Lady, 5 Red Admiral, 7 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 17 Meadow Brown, 2 Ringlet, 28 Gatekeeper and 3 Speckled Wood.
In the Fox and Hounds pub garden in Lower Harlestone 1 Holly Blue.
In Hazelborough Wood south 2 Large Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Holly Blue, 1 White Admiral, 1 Red Admiral, 8 Peacock, 1 Comma, 3 Silver-washed Fritillary, 2 Meadow Brown, 3 Ringlet and 12 Gatekeeper.
At Kinewell Lake 1 Brown Argus, 1 Painted Lady, 3 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock and 2 Comma.
In New Duston 5 Large White, 5 Green-veined White, 3 Holly Blue, 1 Comma, 2 Meadow Brown, 10 Gatekeeper and 3 Speckled Wood.
In a garden in Old village 1 Brimstone, 2 Painted Lady, 4 Peacock and 2 Gatekeeper.
In Pattishall 1 Small White, 2 Painted Lady, 1 Red Admiral and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Salcey Forest 13 Large Skipper, 2 Large White, 8 Green-veined White, 2 Small White, 2 Common Blue, 4 Purple Hairstreak, 7 Painted Lady, 1 Red Admiral, 4 Peacock, 3 Silver-washed Fritillary, 6 Meadow Brown, 14 Ringlet, 19 Gatekeeper and 6 Speckled Wood.
At Summer Leys 1 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Common Blue, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 1 Meadow Brown and 1 Gatekeeper.
At Sywell Country Park 2 Large White, 5 Small White, 5 Green-veined White, 22 Common Blue, 5 Brown Argus, 1 Holly Blue, 2 Small Copper, 7 Painted Lady, 2 Red Admiral, 4 Peacock, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 33 Meadow Brown and 14 Gatekeeper.
In Wicken Wood 6 Small Skipper, 5 Brimstone, 3 Large White, 5 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Common Blue, 2 Painted Lady, 4 Peacock, 1 Comma, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 5 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet and 3 Gatekeeper.

7th: In Bozeat 1 Painted Lady.
At Brackmills 1 Essex Skipper, 6 Large White, 1 Small White, 11 Green-veined White, 1 Painted Lady, 2 Red Admiral, 2 Peacock, 2 Comma, 26 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet, 19 Gatekeeper and 11 Speckled Wood.
In a garden in Old village 1 Brimstone and 2 Painted Lady.
At Summer Leys 2 Small Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 6 Common Blue, 4 Brown Argus, 2 Small Copper, 3 Red Admiral, 3 Comma, 5 Meadow Brown, 17 Gatekeeper and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Thrapston 1 Small White, 1 Red Admiral and 2 Peacock.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 1 Small Skipper, 1 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary and 1 Meadow Brown.

6th: At Brackmills 1 Green-veined White, 1 Common Blue, 3 Brown Argus, 1 Small Copper, 1 Painted Lady and 1 Small Heath.
In Heath Copse by Plumpton Wood 1 Silver-washed Fritillary.
In a garden in Old village 2 Holly Blue.
At Pineham 1 Small Skipper, 3 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus and 1 Small Copper.

5th: On the Bucknell Wood weekly transect 6 Large Skipper, 6 Small Skipper, 19 Large White, 6 Small White, 11 Green-veined White, 2 Common Blue, 1 White Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 3 Peacock, 2 Comma, 11 Silver-washed Fritillary, 13 Meadow Brown, 4 Ringlet, 20 Gatekeeper and 10 Speckled Wood.
In Hazelborough Wood 9 Large Skipper, 1 Small Skipper, 5 Brimstone, 10 Green-veined White, 1 Purple Hairstreak, 1 White Admiral, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Peacock, 1 Comma, 7 Meadow Brown, 6 Ringlet, 12 Gatekeeper and 23 Speckled Wood.
In a WCBS square near Yardley Hastings 21 Large White, 21 Small White, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Peacock, 7 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet, 5 Gatekeeper and 3 Speckled Wood.

4th: At Bradlaugh Fields 2 Large White, 3 Small White, 1 Holly Blue, 2 Painted Lady, 1 Red Admiral, 5 Peacock, 11 Meadow Brown, 12 Gatekeeper and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Bucknell Wood an amazing Silver-washed Fritillary ab.ocellata f.valezina caused quite a stir for a lucky few who saw it, other butterflies recorded included 7 Large Skipper, 5 Small Skipper, 2 Essex Skipper, 2 Brimstone, 2 Large White, 2 Small White, 12 Green-veined White, 4 Common Blue, 3 Brown Argus, 1 Small Copper, 1 Purple Hairstreak, 6 White Admiral, 8 Painted Lady, 2 Red Admiral, 13 Peacock, 1 Comma, 28 Silver-washed Fritillary (including approx. 5 of the colour form valezina), 15 Meadow Brown, 9 Ringlet, 46 Gatekeeper and 11 Speckled Wood.
In Evenley Wood Garden 2 Brimstone, 1 Wood White, 30 Small White, 7 Red Admiral, 9 Peacock, 1 Comma, 7 Silver-washed Fritillary, 8 Meadow Brown, 5 Gatekeeper and 7 Speckled Wood.
In Fermyn Woods 1 Small White, 1 Purple Emperor, 1 Comma, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 1 Meadow Brown and 1 Ringlet.
A female Purple Emperor was a surprise visitor for a garden in Flore!
At Harrington Airfield 1 Common Blue and 2 Brown Argus.
At a private site near Grange Park in Northampton 9 Small Skipper, 2 Essex Skipper, 2 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 6 Common Blue, 4 Brown Argus, 1 Small Copper, 3 Painted Lady, 1 Red Admiral, 12 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 48 Meadow Brown, 2 Ringlet, 72 Gatekeeper and 1 Speckled Wood.
On a WCBS square near Alderton 13 Small White, 4 Green-veined White, 65 Common Blue, 52 Brown Argus, 1 Painted Lady, 2 Peacock, 15 Meadow Brown, 8 Ringlet and 47 Gatekeeper.
On a WCBS square near Rushden 1 Large Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 34 Small White, 11 Green-veined White, 33 Painted Lady, 28 Meadow Brown, 12 Ringlet and 26 Gatekeeper. In Wadenhoe 2 Painted Lady.

3rd: In a Brackley garden 1 Large White, 1 Holly Blue, 2 Painted Lady, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock and 2 Gatekeeper.
In Finedon Pocket Park 1 Holly Blue, 2 Comma, 2 Ringlet and 2 Gatekeeper.
In Fineshade Wood 1 White-letter Hairstreak, 6 Peacock, 9 Silver-washed Fritillary and 4 Gatekeeper. In the Fox and Hounds pub garden in Lower Harlestone 3 White-letter Hairstreak. In the Harlestone Firs area 1 Small Skipper, 1 Essex Skipper, 1 Green-veined White, 6 Common Blue, 9 Brown Argus, 9 Small Copper, 4 Painted Lady, 1 Red Admiral, 6 Peacock, 4 Comma, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 27 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet, 27 Gatekeeper and 2 Speckled Wood. In Thrapston 5 Painted Lady and 5 Peacock. In New Duston 1 Green-veined White, 2 Common Blue, 1 Painted Lady, 13 Gatekeeper and 1 Speckled Wood. In a garden in Old village 10 Large White, 6 Small White, 1 Common Blue, 1 Small Copper, 5 Painted Lady, 15 Red Admiral, 24 Peacock, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Meadow Brown and 5 Gatekeeper. On a WCBS square near Long Buckby 1 Large Skipper, 2 Large White, 18 Small White, 2 Green-veined White, 3 Common Blue, 1 Small Copper, 1 Painted Lady, 2 Red Admiral, 34 Peacock, 4 Comma, 15 Meadow Brown, 28 Gatekeeper and 2 Speckled Wood. On a WCBS square near Weldon 1 Brimstone, 22 Small White and 6 Meadow Brown.

2nd: At Brackmills 1 Small Skipper, 4 Brimstone, 2 Brown Argus, 1 Holly Blue, 3 Painted Lady, 11 Small Heath and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Pattishall 1 Painted Lady.
In Northampton 1 Brimstone, 2 Painted Lady and 7 Gatekeeper.
In Rushden 2 Painted Lady.
In Salcey Forest 4 Large Skipper, 1 Large White, 5 Small White, 3 Common Blue, 2 Brown Argus, 1 Holly Blue, 5 Purple Hairstreak, 6 Painted Lady, 9 Peacock, 1 Comma, 2 Silver-washed Fritillary, 2 Meadow Brown, 6 Ringlet, 5 Gatekeeper and 1 Speckled Wood.

1st: At Brackmills 1 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 3 Peacock, 2 Comma and 2 Small Heath. At Carey Fields near Moulton 10 Common Blue and 1 Painted Lady. In a Wootton garden in Northampton 1 Small White, 6 Painted Lady, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Gatekeeper.
 
July

30th: In New Duston 1 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Peacock, 2 Meadow Brown, 13 Gatekeeper and 2 Speckled Wood.
At Summer Leys 1 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 2 Green-veined White, 3 Brown Argus, 4 Red Admiral, 6 Peacock, 2 Comma, 11 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet, 31 Gatekeeper and 7 Speckled Wood.

29th: At Barford Meadows 6 Small Skipper, 2 Essex Skipper, 10 Large White, 23 Small White, 3 Common Blue, 17 Painted Lady, 6 Red Admiral, 58 Peacock, 5 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Comma, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 3 Marbled White, 65 Meadow Brown, 5 Ringlet and 60 Gatekeeper.
In Hazelborough Wood south 28 Large Skipper, 4 Small Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 2 Wood White, 2 Large White, 12 Green-veined White, 4 Purple Hairstreak, 3 White Admiral, 4 Painted Lady, 4 Red Admiral, 10 Peacock, 1 Comma, 7 Silver-washed Fritillary, 34 Meadow Brown, 42 Ringlet, 43 Gatekeeper and 7 Speckled Wood.
In a Collyweston garden 1 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 3 Painted Lady, 7 Red Admiral and 6 Peacock.
In Laxton 2 Painted Lady.
In Ravensthorpe Pocket Park 1 Brimstone, 10 Large White, 2 Small White, 3 Green-veined White, 1 Common Blue, 1 Small Copper, 10 Painted Lady, 10 Peacock, 8 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma, 2 Meadow Brown, 2 Gatekeeper and 2 Speckled Wood.
On the Ring Haw transect 1 Large Skipper, 4 Small Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 5 Large White, 14 Small White, 2 Green-veined White, 19 Common Blue, 3 Brown Argus, 26 Painted Lady, 1 Red Admiral, 59 Peacock, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 1 Dark Green Fritillary, 20 Marbled White, 233 Meadow Brown, 9 Ringlet, 77 Gatekeeper and 3 Speckled Wood.
At Summer Leys 1 Brimstone, 4 Large White, 1 Small White, 2 Common Blue, 2 Painted Lady, 1 Red Admiral, 5 Peacock, 1 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet, 6 Gatekeeper and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Twywell Plantation 2 Painted Lady, 13 Peacock, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 1 Marbled White, 30 Meadow Brown and 30 Gatekeeper.
In Wakerley Wood 64 Large Skipper, 3 Small Skipper, 20 Brimstone, 2 Large White, 10 Small White, 3 Green-veined White, 6 Purple Hairstreak, 1 White-letter Hairstreak, 20 Painted Lady, 5 White Admiral, 2 Purple Emperor, 5 Red Admiral, 103 Peacock, 79 Silver-washed Fritillary, 28 Meadow Brown, 55 Ringlet, 17 Gatekeeper and 6 Speckled Wood.
In a Yelvertoft garden 1 Painted Lady, 15 Peacock, 3 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.

26th: At Brackmills 5 Essex Skipper, 3 Small Skipper, 2 Large White, 14 Peacock, 1 Red Admiral, 4 Comma, 25 Meadow Brown, 13 Gatekeeper, 11 Ringlet and 4 Speckled Wood.
In Salcey Forest 2 Essex Skipper, 1 Brown Argus, 5 Purple Hairstreak, 1 Peacock and 3 Comma.

25th: Today’s high heat seemed to cause a few Hairstreaks to visit people’s gardens including 1 Purple Hairstreak in a Broughton garden, 5 White-letter Hairstreaks in a Kettering garden and 1 White-letter Hairstreak in an East Hunsbury garden.
At Brackmills 4 Small White, 1 Brown Argus, 4 Purple Hairstreak, 1 Red Admiral, 10 Peacock, 2 Comma, 13 Meadow Brown, 5 Ringlet and 15 Gatekeeper.
In Bucknell Wood 31 Large Skipper, 5 Small Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 17 Large White, 5 Small White, 12 Green-veined White, 1 Purple Hairstreak, 14 White Admiral, 8 Red Admiral, 10 Peacock, 4 Comma, 20 Silver-washed Fritillary, 36 Meadow Brown, 35 Ringlet, 25 Gatekeeper and 4 Speckled Wood.
In Pistford Quarry 1 Common Blue and 30 Peacock.

24th: At Brackmills 1 White-letter Hairstreak.
In Brampton Ash 5 Large White, 10 Small White, 6 Green-veined White, 1 Common Blue, 4 Purple Hairstreak, 2 Purple Emperor, 3 Red Admiral, 2 Painted Lady, 2 Peacock, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Silver-washed Fritillary, 15 Meadow Brown, 14 Ringlet and 5 Gatekeeper.
In New Duston 3 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Pattishall 2 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Ravensthorpe reservoir 4 Large White, 2 Small White, 1 White-letter Hairstreak, 2 Peacock, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 3 Meadow Brown, 8 Gatekeeper and 3 Speckled Wood.
At Titchmarsh 1 Red Admiral, 2 Meadow Brown and 1 Gatekeeper.

23rd: At Brackmills 3 Brimstone, 2 Large White, 2 Small White, 6 Red Admiral, 14 Peacock, 4 Comma, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 5 Meadow Brown, 3 Ringlet and 5 Gatekeeper.
In Bucknell Wood 6 Large Skipper, 6 Large White, 16 Small White, 3 Red Admiral, 4 Peacock, 5 Comma, 16 Silver-washed Fritillary, 5 Meadow Brown, 9 Ringlet and 3 Gatekeeper.
In Brampton Ash 7 Large Skipper, 2 Essex Skipper, 10 Small Skipper, 3 Brimstone, 96 Small White, 1 Common Blue, 55 Purple Hairstreak, 3 Purple Emperor, 2 Red Admiral, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Painted Lady, 4 Peacock, 2 Comma, 5 Silver-washed Fritillary, 4 Marbled White, 40 Meadow Brown, 160 Ringlet, 5 Gatekeeper and 3 Speckled Wood.
At Ditchford Lakes 5 Large Skipper, 6 Small Skipper, 4 Brimstone, 3 Large White, 2 Small White, 10 Green-veined White, 2 Red Admiral, 2 Peacock, 1 Comma, 23 Meadow Brown, 6 Ringlet, 28 Gatekeeper and 7 Speckled Wood.
In Great Houghton 2 Small White, 3 Red Admiral, 2 Peacock and 1 Gatekeeper.
In Hazelborough Forest 11 Large Skipper, 3 Wood White, 6 Large White, 6 Small White, 2 Red Admiral, 3 White Admiral, 4 Peacock, 1 Comma, 35 Silver-washed Fritillary, 13 Meadow Brown, 27 Ringlet, 9 Gatekeeper and 2 Speckled Wood.
At High Wood Meadow 1 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Red Admiral, 20 Marbled White and 1 Ringlet.
At Ring Haw 10 Small Skipper, 4 Brimstone, 4 Large White, 11 Small White, 2 Green-veined White, 4 Common Blue, 2 Brown Argus, 5 Peacock, 2 Comma, 54 Marbled White, 323 Meadow Brown, 14 Ringlet, 47 Gatekeeper and 2 Small Heath.
In Salcey Forest 4 Large Skipper, 1 Essex Skipper, 1 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 2 Purple Hairstreak, 2 White Admiral, 7 Peacock, 10 Marbled White, 8 Meadow Brown, 13 Ringlet and 14 Gatekeeper.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 3 Large Skipper, 42 Small Skipper, 1 Essex Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 4 Large White, 6 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 2 Common Blue, 3 Brown Argus, 1 Red Admiral, 5 Peacock, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 15 Marbled White, 53 Meadow Brown, 19 Ringlet, 158 Gatekeeper and 4 Small Heath.

22nd: In Aynho 1 Small White, 4 Peacock and 1 Silver-washed Fritillary.
In Brixworth along Merry Tom lane 2 Small Skipper, 7 Large White, 20 Small White, 6 Green-veined White, 1 Holly Blue, 5 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 9 Comma, 6 Small Tortoiseshell, 8 Meadow Brown, 9 Ringlet, 5 Gatekeeper and 2 Speckled Wood.
In Fermyn Wood 2 Purple Emperor.
In Hazelborough Forest south 22 Large Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 8 Large White, 14 Green-veined White, 1 Purple Emperor, 1 Red Admiral, 5 Comma, 16 Silver-washed Fritillary, 14 Meadow Brown, 189 Ringlet and 18 Gatekeeper.
In Moulton 1 Holly Blue.
In a Barton Seagrave garden 2 Small Skipper, 3 Large White, 6 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Holly Blue, 2 Common Blue, 5 Brown Argus, 2 Small Copper, 2 Red Admiral, 5 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock, 9 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet and 3 Gatekeeper.
In Salcey Forest 4 Large Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 3 Red Admiral, 3 Peacock, 2 Comma and 1 Speckled Wood.
On a WCBS square near Yardely Hastings 1 Essex Skipper, 18 Large White, 18 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 2 Comma, 16 Meadow Brown, 5 Ringlet, 10 Gatekeeper and 4 Speckled Wood.
At Thornby Buddhist Centre 1 Large White, 1 Small White and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.

21st: In Achurch 1 Comma and 1 Gatekeeper.
In Aldwincle 3 Green-veined White, 1 Red Admiral and 1 Gatekeeper.
In and around Harlestone 1 Essex Skipper, 3 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 2 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 6 Purple Hairstreak, 8 Red Admiral, 5 Small Tortoiseshell, 12 Peacock, 3 Comma, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary and 2 Gatekeeper.
In Middleton Cheney 1 Red Admiral, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Meadow Brown and 4 Gatekeeper.
At New Duston 1 Small Skipper, 2 Essex Skipper, 1 Common Blue, 4 Brown Argus, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 28 Gatekeeper.
In Pattishall 2 Small White, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 1 Ringlet and 2 Gatekeeper.
At Pitsford Nature Reserve 9 Large Skipper, 35 Small Skipper, 12 Essex Skipper, 8 Large White, 93 Small White, 14 Green-veined White, 2 Small Copper, 3 Purple Hairstreak, 11 Red Admiral, 3 Painted Lady, 12 Comma, 5 Peacock, 5 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Marbled White, 187 Meadow Brown, 302 Ringlet, 120 Gatekeeper, 9 Speckled Wood and 2 Small Heath.
In Salcey Forest 6 Large Skipper, 4 Small Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 1 Wood White, 2 Large White, 10 Small White, 7 Green-veined White, 5 Purple Emperor, 3 White Admiral, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 5 Comma, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 10 Meadow Brown, 10 Ringlet and 10 Gatekeeper.
At Sywell Country Park 1 Green-veined White, 2 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet and 1 Gatekeeper.

20th: In Abington Meadows 3 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet and 2 Gatekeeper.
In Hazelborough Forest 30 Large Skipper, 5 Small Skipper, 4 Essex Skipper, 11 Large White, 14 Small White, 3 Green-veined White, 4 Purple Hairstreak, 2 Purple Emperor, 1 Peacock, 6 Comma, 17 Silver-washed Fritillary, 15 Meadow Brown, 125 Ringlet, 20 Gatekeeper and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Salcey Forest 12 Large Skipper, 2 Small Skipper, 4 Wood White, 9 Large White, 16 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 4 Red Admiral, 4 Peacock, 3 Comma, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 14 Silver-washed Fritillary 32 Meadow Brown, 23 Ringlet, 8 Gatekeeper and 2 Speckled Wood.
At Sywell Country Park 2 Large Skipper, 8 Large White, 10 Small White, 7 Green-veined White, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 2 Peacock, 59 Meadow Brown, 12 Ringlet and 5 Speckled Wood.

19th: In a Badby garden 1 Painted Lady.

18th: At Brackmills 1 Large Skipper, 8 Small Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 5 Large White, 5 Small White, 2 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma, 4 Marbled White, 1 Meadow Brown, 10 Ringlet, 8 Gatekeeper and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Brampton Ash 15 Large Skipper, 7 Small Skipper, 3 Essex Skipper, 5 Large White, 38 Small White, 5 Green-veined White, 1 Purple Hairstreak, 1 Purple Emperor, 1 Painted Lady, 3 Red Admiral, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma, 2 Silver-washed Fritillary, 8 Marbled White, 5 Gatekeeper, 24 Meadow Brown and 43 Ringlet.
In Fermyn Wood 11 Large Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 8 Large White, 19 Small White, 8 Green-veined White, 1 Holly Blue, 1 White Admiral, 5 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 4 Peacock, 22 Silver-washed Fritillary, 24 Meadow Brown, 130 Ringlet and 2 Speckled Wood.
In the private Horn Wood (part of Yardley Chase) 18 Large Skipper, 8 Small Skipper, 1 Essex Skipper, 2 Large White, 1 Small White, 9 Green-veined White, 3 Purple Hairstreak, 2 Brown Argus, 1 Purple Emperor, 2 Red Admiral, 4 Comma, 3 Silver-washed Fritillary, 12 Meadow Brown, 4 Gatekeeper and 45 Meadow Brown.
At Pitsford Nature Reserve near the tip of Scaldwell Bay 1 Clouded Yellow.

17th: At Brackmills 10 Small Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 6 Small White, 2 Comma, 13 Marbled White, 18 Gatekeeper, 34 Meadow Brown, 20 Ringlet and 2 Speckled Wood.
In Brampton Ash 5 Large Skipper, 11 Small Skipper, 15 Small White, 7 Green-veined White, 1 Purple Emperor, 1 Painted Lady, 3 Red Admiral, 5 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Silver-washed Fritillary, 3 Gatekeeper, 14 Meadow Brown, 33 Ringlet and 2 Speckled Wood.
In Bucknell Wood 54 Large Skipper, 14 Small Skipper, 3 Brimstone, 4 Wood White, 6 Large White, 7 Small White, 7 Green-veined White, 6 Purple Hairstreak, 6 White Admiral, 8 Red Admiral, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 7 Peacock, 8 Comma, 38 Silver-washed Fritillary, 3 Marbled White, 45 Meadow Brown, 146 Ringlet, 12 Gatekeeper and 4 Speckled Wood.
At Fermyn Country Park 6 Large Skipper, 4 Small Skipper, 2 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Comma, 1 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Silver-washed Fritillary, 11 Meadow Brown, 7 Gatekeeper and 30 Ringlet. At the Lamport Swan 2 Small White, 1 Painted Lady and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Lady Wood (Fermyn) 20 Large Skipper, 4 Small Skipper, 6 Large White, 6 Small White, 7 Green-veined White, 3 Purple Hairstreak, 6 White-letter Hairstreak, 9 Purple Emperor, 4 White Admiral, 4 Red Admiral, 4 Painted lady, 8 Comma, 3 Peacock, 21 Silver-washed Fritillary, 10 Meadow Brown, 3 Gatekeeper, 1 Marbled White and 40 Ringlet.
In Salcey Forest 1 Brimstone, 2 Purple Emperor, 5 White Admiral, 2 Red Admiral, 2 Painted Lady, 1 Peacock, 5 Comma, 14 Silver-washed Fritillary and numerous Large Skipper, Meadow Brown and Ringlet.

16th: The 1st Clouded Yellow of the year was recorded today with one seen along the footpath between Lyveden New Bield and Lilford Wood.
A peak count of 35 Purple Emperor was reported around the whole Fermyn Wood complex (including, Fermyn, Lady and Souther Woods).
At Barford Meadows 13 Large Skipper, 6 Small Skipper, 6 Essex Skipper, 13 Large White, 27 Small White, 2 Green-veined White, 3 Red Admiral, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 55 Marbled White, 96 Meadow Brown, 29 Ringlet and 4 Speckled Wood.
At Brackmills 14 Small Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 11 Large White, 2 Small White, 2 Holly Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock, 1 Comma, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 1 Gatekeeper, 1 Marbled White, 16 Meadow Brown, 34 Ringlet, 1 Gatekeeper and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Brampton Ash 5 Large Skipper, 3 Small Skipper, 7 Large White, 16 Small White, 4 Green-veined White, 3 Purple Emperor, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 12 Meadow Brown, 9 Ringlet and 4 Speckled Wood.
In Chacombe 15 Small Skipper, 3 Essex Skipper, 4 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Red Admiral, 6 Small Tortoiseshell, 10 Marbled White, 20 Meadow Brown, 4 Gatekeeper and 5 Ringlet.
In Fermyn Wood 14 Large Skipper, 8 Small Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 6 Large White, 12 Small White, 15 Green-veined White, 3 Purple Hairstreak, 4 Purple Emperor, 2 White Admiral, 3 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Comma, 3 Peacock, 36 Silver-washed Fritillary, 12 Meadow Brown, 6 Gatekeeper, 1 Marbled White, 40 Ringlet and 2 Speckled Wood.
At Great Morton and Little Sale 11 Large Skipper, 3 Small Skipper, 8 Essex Skipper, 2 Large White, 17 Small White, 2 Green-veined White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma, 1 Peacock, 31 Silver-washed Fritillary, 17 Dark Green Fritillary, 93 Meadow Brown, 18 Gatekeeper, 44 Marbled White, 88 Ringlet and 1 Speckled Wood.
On the Hazelborough Forest weekly transect 16 Large Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 7 Large White, 76 Small White, 1 Red Admiral, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Comma, 37 Meadow Brown, 39 Ringlet, 75 Gatekeeper and 2 Speckled Wood.
In Lilford Wood 8 Large Skipper, 2 Small Skipper, 2 Large White, 3 Small White, 6 Green-veined White, 1 Purple Emperor, 4 White Admiral, 7 Silver-washed Fritillary, 7 Meadow Brown, 4 Gatekeeper and 12 Ringlet.
In Long Buckby 2 Small Skipper, 5 Large White, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Gatekeeper, 36 Meadow Brown and 8 Ringlet.
At Lyveden New Bield 4 Small Skipper, 1 Large White, 6 Small White, 6 Gatekeeper and 20 Ringlet.
In the Obelisk Pocket Park in Boughton 2 Small White, 1 White-letter Hairstreak, 2 Comma, 3 Meadow Brown and 4 Ringlet.
On the Ring Haw transect 5 Large Skipper, 18 Small Skipper, 4 Large White, 9 Small White, 2 Green-veined White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 3 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 1 Dark Green Fritillary, 477 Meadow Brown, 32 Ringlet and 16 Small Heath.
In Salcey Forest 2 Large Skipper, 10 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 2 Purple Emperor, 2 White Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma, 1 Peacock, 3 Silver-washed Fritillary plus numerous Meadow Brown and Ringlet.
At Stortons Pits 3 Small Skipper, 11 Large White, 3 Small White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Comma, 10 Gatekeeper, 16 Meadow Brown and 1 Speckled Wood.

15th: In Bucknell Wood 3 Large Skipper, 9 Large White, 2 Small White, 3 White Admiral, 6 Comma, 1 Red Admiral, 22 Silver-washed Fritillary, 8 Meadow Brown, 25 Ringlet and 2 Speckled Wood.
At Daventry Reservoir 5 Large Skipper, 5 Small Skipper, 2 Essex Skipper, 10 Large White, 16 Small White, 2 Green-veined White, 5 Red Admiral, 26 Small Tortoiseshell, 14 Comma, 17 Meadow Brown, 30 Ringlet and 5 Marbled White.
In New Duston 30 Small Skipper, 4 Small White, 1 Comma, 1 Peacock and 3 Gatekeeper.
By the dismantled railway line west of Thorpe Mandeville 8 Small Skipper, 3 Large White, 7 Small White, 10 Purple Hairstreak, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 5 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma, 30 Meadow Brown, 10 Ringlet and 8 Marbled White.
In Whistley Wood 20 Large Skipper, 8 Small Skipper, 1 Essex Skipper, 9 Large White, 4 Small White, 30+ Purple Hairstreak, 5 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Comma, 30+ Meadow Brown, 30+ Ringlet and 5 Speckled Wood.

14th: At Bradlaugh Fields 1 Small Skipper, 1 Essex Skipper, 1 Comma, 6 gatekeeper, 7 Marbled White, 10 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Lilford Wood 7 Large Skipper, 2 Small Skipper, 3 Green-veined White, 5 Purple Hairstreak, 4 White Admiral, 4 Silver-washed Fritillary, 1 Marbled White, 1 Gatekeeper, 8 Meadow Brown and 25 Ringlet.
At Lyveden New Bield 3 Large Skipper, 15 Small Skipper, 1 Large White, 3 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Red Admiral, 115 Meadow Brown, 67 Ringlet and 3 Marbled White.

13th: A surprising record received today of a Purple Emperor at Summer Leys nature reserve near the Pioneer Hide, the nearest known population is at Horn wood (part of the private Yardley Chase complex) so this may well be a wanderer from there.
In Lady Wood (part of Fermyn) 10 Large Skipper, 4 Small Skipper, 1 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Purple Hairstreak, 7 Purple Emperor, 4 White Admiral, 2 Red Admiral, 3 Comma, 7 Silver-washed Fritillary, lots of Meadow Brown and Ringlets and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Fineshade Wood 1 Purple Emperor and 1 Dark Green Fritillary.
In Whistley Wood 3 Large Skipper, 2 Small Skipper, 10 Purple Hairstreak, 3 Purple Emperor, 1 Red Admiral, 4 Meadow Brown, 30+ Ringlet, and 3 Gatekeeper.

12th: In Berrywood in Duston 1 Holly Blue and 2 Red Admiral.
In Bucknell Wood 25 Large Skipper, 40 Small Skipper, 4 Wood White, 1 Large White, 3 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 7 Purple Hairstreak, 1 White-letter Hairstreak, 1 Purple Emperor, 5 White Admiral, 6 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 10 Comma, 21 Silver-washed Fritillary, 8 Gatekeeper, 200 Meadow Brown, 300 Ringlet and 5 Speckled Wood.
At Harlestone Firs on the Elm by the entrance 3 White-letter Hairstreak.
In the New Duston area 28 Small Skipper, 3 Essex Skipper, 1 Large White, 2 Small White, 1 Comma, 21 Marbled White, 18 Meadow Brown and 11 Ringlet.
At St Crispins 1 Painted Lady.
In Wicken Wood 1 Purple Emperor.

11th: In Brackmills 1 White-letter Hairstreak.
South of Brafield-on-the-Green 1 White-letter Hairstreak.
In Naseby along Cold Ashby road in Naseby 1 White-letter Hairstreak.
On the Nene Wetlands 1 Painted Lady. In Salcey Forest 4 Large Skipper, 4 Large White, 1 Purple Hairstreak, 8 Purple Emperor, 2 White Admiral, 6 Silver-washed Fritillary and 1 Marbled White.
At Summer Leys 3 Large Skipper, 4 Small Skipper, 4 Brimstone, 5 Large White, 6 Small White, 7 Green-veined White, 3 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Comma, 151 Meadow Brown, 61 Ringlet, 2 Marbled White, 53 Gatekeeper and 2 Speckled Wood

10th: On the Bucknell Wood weekly transect 1 Small Skipper, 32 Large Skipper, 6 Large White, 1 Small White, 8 Green-veined White, 7 Purple Hairstreak, 1 White-letter Hairstreak, 11 White Admiral, 3 Purple Emperor, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 15 Comma, 38 Silver-washed Fritillary (with at least 1 of the colour form valezina), 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Gatekeeper and 47 Meadow Brown.
In Hollowell along Creaton road 1 White-letter Hairstreak.
In Salcey Forest 4 Large Skipper, 1 Wood White, 4 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Purple Hairstreak, 1 White Admiral, 3 Red Admiral, 3 Silver-washed Fritillary, 31 Meadow Brown, 40 Ringlet and 2 Speckled Wood.
In Spratton along Creaton road 13 White-letter Hairstreak.

9th: In Brampton Ash 10 Large Skipper, 32 Large White, 3 Small White, 1 Purple Hairstreak, 2 Purple Emperor, 2 Red Admiral, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 31 Meadow Brown, 78 Ringlet and 2 Speckled Wood.
In Bucknell Wood 4 Large Skipper, 6 Large White, 2 Small White, 1 Purple Emperor, 4 White Admiral, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Comma, 1 Painted Lady, 4 Silver-washed Fritillary, 6 Meadow Brown, 80 Ringlet and 2 Speckled Wood.
In Salcey Forest between the Horsebox car park and the Rangers Cottage 4 Large Skipper, 1 Large White, 4 Purple Hairstreak, 16 Purple Emperor, 4 White Admiral, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Gatekeeper, C50 Meadow Brown and Ringlet.

8th: Around the Harlestone Firs and Heath area 7 Small Skipper, 1 Essex Skipper, 9 Large White, 4 Small White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 20 Marbled White, 31 Meadow Brown and 128 Ringlet.
In Long Buckby 1 Painted Lady In Salcey Forest 3 Large Skipper, 10 Small Skipper, 5 Large White, 3 Purple Emperor, 1 White Admiral, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Comma, 15 Silver-washed Fritillary, 26 Marbled White, 1 Gatekeeper, 24 Meadow Brown and 91 Ringlet.
In Ravensthorpe along West Haddon road 1 White-letter Hairstreak.
In Wicken Wood 5 Large White, 4 Green-veined White, 1 Purple Emperor, 3 Comma, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 8 Meadow Brown and 10 Ringlet.

7th: In Fermyn Wood 23 Large Skipper, 6 Small Skipper, 1 Essex Skipper, 22 Large White, 2 Small White, 8 Purple Hairstreak, 1 Black Hairstreak, 2 Purple Emperor, 3 White Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Peacock, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 38 Silver-washed Fritillary, 141 Meadow Brown, 111 Ringlet and 10 Speckled Wood.
At our well attended Moth and Butterfly event at Pitsford Water 5 Large Skipper, 1 Small Skipper, 2 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Common Blue, 5 Painted Lady, 4 Red Admiral, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Comma, 1 Gatekeeper and lots of Meadow Browns and Ringlets.
On the Ring Haw weekly transect 4 Large Skipper, 20 Small Skipper, 3 Large White, 4 Small White, 1 Common Blue, 5 Painted Lady, 13 Dark Green Fritillary, 279 Marbled White, 718 Meadow Brown, 38 Ringlet and 20 Small Heath.
In Wakerley Wood and fields to the south west 42 Large Skipper, 3 Small Skipper, 7 Large White, 3 Green-veined White, 1 Red Admiral, 3 Painted Lady, 8 White Admiral, 41 Silver-washed Fritillary, a modern day county record of 21 Dark Green Fritillary, 40 Marbled White, 44 Meadow Brown, 120 Ringlet, 11 Speckled Wood and 5 Small Heath.

5th: In Bucknell Wood an impressive list of butterflies was seen with c20 Wood White, Purple Hairstreak, numerous Silver-washed Fritillary (with at least 1 form valezina), 31 White White Admiral and 4 Purple Emperor.
Among a few Purple Emperors a tatty Black Hairstreak was found in Lady Wood.
At Bradlaugh Fields 1 Small Skipper and 1 Small Tortoiseshell. In Glapthorn Cow Pastures 1 White Admiral and 8 Silver-washed Fritillary.
In Long Buckby 2 Small White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Comma, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Meadow Brown and 2 Ringlet.
At Sywell Country Park Large Skipper, Large White, Green-veined White, Common Blue, Brown Argus, Small Tortoiseshell, Marbled White, Meadow Brown and Ringlet were recorded.

4th: The 1st Gatekeepers of the year were recorded today with singles at Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows and Yelvertoft.
In Brampton Ash 13 Large Skipper, 16 Large White, 3 Purple Hairstreak, 1 Purple Emperor, 3 Red Admiral, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Painted Lady, 2 Silver-washed Fritillary, 36 Meadow Brown, 32 Ringlet and 2 Speckled Wood.
In Bucknell Wood 14 Large Skipper, 12 Wood White, 2 Large White, 2 Small White, 6 White Admiral, 1 Purple Emperor, 3 Painted Lady, 4 Red Admiral, 21 Silver-washed Fritillary, 15 Meadow Brown, 29 Ringlet and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Easton on the Hill 4 White-letter Hairstreak.
In Fermyn Woods at least 3 Purple Emperor.
In Hazelborough Forest 58 Large Skipper, 10 Wood White, 5 Large White, 1 Small White, 2 Purple Emperor, 13 Silver-washed Fritillary, 1 Marbled White, 129 Meadow Brown, 172 Ringlet and 1 Speckled Wood.
In a Kettering garden 3 Large White, 1 Painted Lady, 3 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.
In Long Buckby 4 Large White, 1 Red Admiral, 12 Meadow Brown, 3 Ringlet and 2 Speckled Wood.
At Polebrook Airfield 7 Large Skipper, 1 Small Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 5 Large White, 2 Small White, 4 Common Blue, 9 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Silver-washed Fritillary, 1 Dark Green Fritillary, 51 Marbled White, 54 Meadow Brown, 135 Ringlet and 1 Small Heath.
In Southwick Coppice 101 Large Skipper, 3 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 13 White Admiral, 1 Red Admiral, 5 Painted Lady, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 6 Comma, 11 Silver-washed Fritillary, 5 Speckled Wood, 1 Marbled White, 47 Meadow Brown, 164 Ringlet and 3 Small Heath.
In an area near Wicksteed Park 6 Large Skipper, 32 Small Skipper, 2 Painted Lady, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 73 Meadow Brown and 12 Ringlet.
In Whistley Wood 6 Large Skipper and 1 White Admiral.

3rd: At Brackmills 5 Large Skipper, 2 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 3 Purple Hairstreak, 18 Meadow Brown, 79 Ringlet and 2 Small Heath.
In Brampton Ash 9 Large Skipper, 1 Large White, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Painted Lady, 48 Meadow Brown, 39 Ringlet and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Bucknell Wood 10 Large Skipper, 7 Wood White, 2 Purple Emperor, 5 Painted Lady, 20 Silver-washed Fritillary (including the 1st valezina record of the year), 3 Speckled Wood, 10 Meadow Brown and 10 Ringlet.
In Dodford 1 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 8 Ringlet.
In Fermyn Woods 4 Purple Emperor along with lots of Painted Lady, Marbled White and Silver-washed Fritillary.
In Glapthorn Cow Pastures 17 Large Skipper, 3 Large White, 17 Purple Hairstreak, 2 Black Hairstreak, 1 White Admiral, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Painted Lady, 17 Meadow Brown, 23 Ringlet and 2 Speckled Wood.
At Helmdon Old Station Yard 8 Large Skipper, 6 Common Blue, 1 Painted Lady, 60 Marbled White, 40 Meadow Brown and 20 Ringlet.
In Long Buckby 3 Large White, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 8 Meadow Brown and 7 Ringlet.
At Thrapston Town Lake 15 Painted Lady.
At the University of Northampton complex 1 Painted Lady.

2nd: On the A5199 near Guilsborough 5 Large Skipper, 1 Small White, 2 White-letter Hairstreak, 1 Red Admiral, 10 Meadow Brown and 4 Ringlet.
In Brampton Ash 9 Large Skipper, 3 Small Skipper, 4 Large White, 3 Small White, 3 Red Admiral, 4 Painted Lady, 1 Comma, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 37 Meadow Brown, 32 Ringlet and 3 Speckled Wood.
In Glapthorn Cow Pastures 11 Large Skipper, 2 Green-veined White, 3 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 4 Comma, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 21 Meadow Brown, 35 Ringlet and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Hollowell Pocket Park 3 Small Skipper and 10 Meadow Brown.
In Irchester Country Park 11 Large Skipper, 3 Small Skipper, 1 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Common Blue, 5 Red Admiral, 4 Painted Lady, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 152 Meadow Brown, 53 Ringlet and 9 Speckled Wood.
In Long Buckby 1 Painted Lady, 2 Meadow Brown and 2 Ringlet.
In Ravensthorpe 2 White-letter Hairstreak on Coton Road and 14 on Teeton Road.

1st: The 1st Purple Emperors of the year were seen today with 2 recorded in Harry’s Park Wood along with 2 Black Hairstreak, 6 White Admiral and 1 Silver-washed Fritillary.
At Summer Leys 14 Large Skipper, 14 Small Skipper, 2 Large White, 5 Green-veined White, 2 Common Blue, 11 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 10 Comma, 5 Small Tortoiseshell, 237 Meadow Brown, 109 Ringlet, 5 Speckled Wood and 3 Small Heath.

June

30th: In Abington Park 1 Painted Lady.
In Bradlaugh Fields 1 Small Skipper, 7 Essex Skipper, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Small Heath and numerous Marbled White, Meadow brown and Ringlet.
In Fermyn Woods 6 Large Skipper, 1 Large White, 1 Small White, 3 Comma, 3 Silver-washed Fritillary and 7 Meadow Brown.
In Plumpton Wood 2 Large Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 10 White Admiral, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 2 Comma, 30 Meadow Brown, 2 Ringlet and 2 Speckled Wood.

29th: On the A5 near Watford 3 White-letter Hairstreak, 1 Red Admiral and 6 Meadow Brown.
In Bucknell Wood 20 Large Skipper, 14 Wood White, 4 Common Blue, 4 Red Admiral, 5 Small Tortoiseshell, 7 Painted Lady, 3 Comma, 2 White Admiral, 13 Silver-washed Fritillary, 65 Meadow Brown, 21 Ringlet and 6 Speckled Wood.
In Fermyn Wood 16 Large Skipper, 1 Large White, 5 Small White, 1 Common Blue, 6 Red Admiral, 8 Painted Lady, 2 Comma, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 20 Meadow Brown, 50 Ringlet and 2 Speckled Wood.
In Salcey Forest 3 Large Skipper, 3 Wood White, 1 Large White, 9 Black Hairstreak, 1 White Admiral, 4 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Silver-washed Fritillary, 5 meadow Brown, 2 Ringlet and 3 Speckled Wood.
In Titchmarsh reserve 2 Painted Lady and 1 Comma.

28th: In Glapthorn Cow Pastures 6 Large Skipper, 6 Black Hairstreak, 1 White Admiral, 26 Meadow Brown and 10 Ringlet.
In Old Sulehey Forest 6 Large Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 2 Small White, 4 Red Admiral, 6 Painted Lady, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma, 9 Silver-washed Fritillary, 12 Marbled White, 11 Meadow Brown, 32 Ringlet, 3 Speckled Wood and 2 Small Heath.

24th: In Bozeat 1 Painted Lady, 1 Marbled White and 1 Ringlet.
At Brackmills 1 Large Skipper, 2 Painted Lady, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 114 Meadow Brown, 6 Ringlet and 2 Speckled Wood.
In Bradlaugh Fields 1 Small Copper, 16 Painted Lady, 5 Small Tortoiseshell, 24 Marbled White, 48 Meadow Brown, 9 Ringlet and 3 Small Heath.
In Glapthorn Cow Pastures 7 Large Skipper, 16 Black Hairstreak, 1 White Admiral, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Meadow Brown, 12 Ringlet and 2 Speckled Wood.
In Harlestone Firs 1 White-letter Hairstreak and 1 Painted Lady.
At Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows 2 Large Skipper, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Painted Lady and 20 Meadow Brown.
At Old Sulehay 4 Large Skipper, 2 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 4 Painted Lady, 2 Silver-washed Fritillary, 18 Marbled White, 17 Meadow Brown, 2 Ringlet, 2 Speckled Wood and 1 Small Heath.
In a Wellingborough garden 1 Painted Lady.
In a Wootton garden 1 Painted Lady and 1 Meadow Brown.

23rd: The 1st Essex Skipper was recorded today with 3 seen at Bradlaugh Fields along with 3 Large Skipper, 4 Small Skipper, 4 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Small Copper, 6 Painted Lady, 7 Small Tortoiseshell, 54 Marbled White, 95 Meadow Brown, 17 Ringlet and 9 Small Heath.
The 1st White-letter Hairstreak of the year was also seen today at Glapthorn Cow Pastures along with c50 Black Hairstreak, 2 Large Skipper, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 1 White Admiral, 1 Comma, 8 Meadow Brown and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Croughton Quarry a Dark Green Fritillary was a surprise for the recorder, other butterflies seen were 10 Large Skipper, 3 Common Blue, 3 Painted Lady, 5 Small Tortoiseshell, 24 Marbled White, 84 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet and 58 Small Heath.
In Desborough 1 Small White, 1 Painted Lady and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Fermyn Country Park 17 Black Hairstreak and 18 Marbled White.
At Great Morton Sale an impressive 17 Dark Green Fritillary were recorded along with 4 Large Skipper, 1 Dingy Skipper, 1 Brown Argus, 4 Painted Lady, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 36 Marbled White, 57 Meadow Brown, 3 Ringlet and 3 Speckled Wood.
In Harry’s Park Wood 3 Black Hairstreak.
At Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows 1 Common Blue, 1 Marbled White and 10 Meadow Brown.
In Fermyn and Lady Wood 1 Silver-washed Fritillary and 1 Painted Lady.
At Old Sulehey 3 Large Skipper, 1 Dingy Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 1 Common Blue, 4 Black Hairstreak, 1 Red Admiral, 5 Painted Lady, 5 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 3 Silver-washed Fritillary, 1 Dark Green Fritillary, 17 Marbled White, 22 Meadow Brown, 3 Ringlet, 2 Speckled Wood and 5 Small Heath.
At Pimlico near Whistley Wood 10 Large Skipper, 2 Small Skipper, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Marbled White, 30 Meadow Brown and 2 Ringlet.
At a private site near Roade a Dark Green Fritillary adds another location to this species expanding it’s range in the county, also recorded were 2 Grizzled Skipper, 3 Large Skipper, 2 Brimstone, 4 Common Blue, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 27 Marbled White, 28 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet and 4 Speckled Wood.
In the motorway meadow in Salcey Forest 7 Black Hairstreak, 2 Painted Lady, 1 Red Admiral and 1 Marbled White.
On a WCBS square near Alderton 33 Large Skipper, 1 Small White, 5 Common Blue, 1 Small Copper, 2 Painted Lady, 16 Small Tortoiseshell, 8 Marbled White and 210 Meadow Brown.

22nd: The 1st White Admirals of the year were recorded today with singles at Glapthorn Cow Pastures and Hazelborough Forest.
In Barford Meadows 8 Large Skipper, 9 Common Blue, 3 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 6 Small Tortoiseshell, 89 Meadow Brown, 14 Ringlet and 2 Speckled Wood.
At Brackmills 1 Large Skipper, 1 Brown Argus, 2 Red Admiral, 11 Meadow Brown, 9 Ringlet, 1 Speckled Wood and 1 Small Heath.
In Bradlaugh Fields 1 Large Skipper, 2 Common Blue, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 23 Marbled White, 37 Meadow Brown, 1 Speckled Wood and 4 Small Heath.
In Bucknell Wood 26 Large Skipper, 30 Wood White, 4 Common Blue, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 10 Speckled Wood.
In Hazelborough Forest 21 Wood White, 2 Red Admiral, 1 White Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 4 Speckled Wood.
At Kettering Allotments 1 Painted Lady and 3 Small Tortoiseshell.
In New Duston 7 Large Skipper, 1 Common Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 26 Marbled White, 41 Meadow Brown and 2 Ringlet.
In a Rothwell garden 1 Painted Lady.
In Salcey Forest 2 Large Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 15 Wood White, 1 Brown Argus, 3 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 2 Marbled White, 7 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet and 21 Speckled Wood.
At Summer Leys 4 Large Skipper, 3 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Painted Lady and 21 Meadow Brown.
In a Yelvertoft garden 1 Painted Lady.

21st: At Brackmills 8 Large Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Small Copper, 6 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Painted Lady, 8 Marbled White, 42 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet and 4 Small Heath.
In Bradlaugh Fields 2 Common Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Marbled White, 30 Meadow Brown and 1 Small Heath.
In Brampton Ash 3 Large Skipper, 1 Painted Lady, 3 Small Tortoiseshell and 5 Ringlet.
In Bucknell Wood 8 Large Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 2 Common Blue, 7 Meadow Brown and 2 Speckled Wood.
At Fermyn Country Park 4 Large Skipper, 1 Small Skipper, 1 Dingy Skipper, 2 Grizzled Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 4 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Small Copper, 5 Marbled White, 15 Meadow Brown and 1 Small Heath.
In Fineshade Wood 2 Common Blue, 5 Black Hairstreak, 2 Painted Lady, 3 Dark Green Fritillary, 5 Ringlet and 7 Small Heath.
In Glapthorn Cow Pastures 4 Large Skipper, 30 Black Hairstreak, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Meadow Brown and 2 Speckled Wood.
In a Great Oakley garden 1 Painted Lady. At Old Sulehay 6 Large Skipper, 1 Small White, 7 Red Admiral, 2 Painted Lady, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 37 Meadow Brown, 4 Speckled Wood and 3 Small Heath.
At Ring Haw 1 Large Skipper, 1 Small Skipper, 6 Common Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Marbled White, 144 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet, 1 Speckled Wood and 52 Small Heath.
In Salcey Forest 5 Black Hairstreak were seen south of the horsebox car park and 1 in the motorway meadow, other butterflies seen were 1 Wood White, 1 Holly Blue and 1 Painted Lady.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 31 Marbled White.
In Whistley Wood 8 Large Skipper, 3 Wood White, 3 Red Admiral, 4 Meadow Brown and 25 Speckled Wood.
At Whiston 2 Marbled White.

20th: The 1st Dark Green Fritillaries of the year in the county were seen today with 4 recorded at Old Sulehay along with 1 Large Skipper, 3 Common Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 6 Marbled White, 10 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet and 4 Small Heath.
In Bradlaugh Fields 1 Common Blue, 1 Small Copper, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Marbled White, 13 Meadow Brown and 4 Small Heath.
In Brampton Ash 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Bucknell Wood 3 Large Skipper, 13 Wood White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Meadow Brown and 16 Speckled Wood.
In Croughton Quarry 3 Marbled White, 4 Meadow Brown and 4 Small Heath.
In Salcey Forest 3 Large Skipper, 21 Wood White, 3 Common Blue, 2 Brown Argus, 3 Black Hairstreak, 7 Red Admiral, 2 Painted Lady, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 7 Meadow Brown and 30 Speckled Wood.

19th: At Brackmills 1 Common Blue, 3 Meadow Brown, 2 Speckled Wood and 2 Speckled Wood.
At Bradlaugh Fields 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Marbled White and 9 Meadow Brown.
In Salcey Forest 4 Speckled Wood.
At Titchmarsh reserve 1 Large Skipper and 1 Meadow Brown.

18th: The 1st Silver-washed Fritillary for the county was seen today with 1 seen in Salcey Forest along with 10 Wood White, 2 Black Hairsteak, 1 Red Admiral and 9 Speckled Wood.
At Brackmills 6 Large Skipper, 1 Common Blue, 18 Meadow Brown and 2 Small Heath.
In Bucknell Wood 7 Large Skipper, 33 Wood White, 1 Common Blue, 2 Red Admiral, 5 Meadow Brown and 18 Speckled Wood.
In Long Buckby 1 Painted Lady, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 3 Meadow Brown.
In the Northants section of Wicken Wood 4 Large Skipper, 1 Wood White and 2 Meadow Brown.

17th: In Barford Meadows 2 Common Blue, 3 Meadow Brown, 1 Speckled Wood and 2 Small Heath.
At Brackmills 4 Large Skipper, 2 Red Admiral, 3 Meadow Brown and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Brampton Ash 2 Large Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Red Admiral and 2 Speckled Wood.
In Denford Meadows 1 Large Skipper, 1 Common Blue, 1 Meadow Brown and 1 Small Heath.
In a Barton Seagrave garden 2 Common Blue, 1 Painted Lady and 1 Meadow Brown.
At Ring Haw 1 Grizzled Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 5 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 42 Meadow Brown, 2 Speckled Wood and 29 Small Heath.
In the Salcey Forest motorway meadow 1 Black Hairstreak.

16th: In Bucknell Wood 5 Large Skipper, 50 wood White, 1 Green-veined White, 3 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Meadow Brown and 10 Speckled Wood.
In Glapthorn Cow Pastures c20 Black Hairstreak and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Ravensthorpe 1 Painted Lady.
In Crick 2 Red Admiral.
In Salcey Forest 10 Wood White and 11 Speckled Wood.
At Summer Leys 1 Large Skipper, 1 Brown Argus, 3 Meadow Brown and 1 Speckled Wood.

15th: At Brackmills 4 Meadow Brown, 1 Speckled Wood and 4 Small Heath.
In Bradlaugh Fields 1 Small White, 1 Brown Argus, 3 Small Tortoiseshell and 2 Small Heath.
In Harlestone Firs 3 Common Blue and 31 Meadow Brown.

14th: At Brackmills 1 Large Skipper, 1 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Red Admiral, 3 Meadow Brown, 2 Speckled Wood and 2 Small Heath.
In Bradlaugh Fields 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 7 Meadow Brown and 8 Small Heath.
In Bucknell Wood 1 Large Skipper and 10 Wood White.
In Glapthorn Cow Pastures 10 Black Hairstreak and 2 Speckled Wood.

12th: In Glapthorn Cow Pastures 9 Black Hairstreak and 4 Speckled Wood.
In Salcey Forest 2 Wood White.

9th: In Glapthorn Cow Pastures 12 Black Hairstreak, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Small White, 1 Red Admiral and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Denford 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Hazelborough Forest 3 Large Skipper, 54 Wood White, 5 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet and 15 Speckled Wood.
At the Nene Washlands 1 Large Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 16 Common Blue, 5 Brown Argus, 3 Small Copper, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Ringlet, 7 Meadow Brown and 2 Small Heath.
In New Duston 8 Large Skipper, 3 Common Blue, 3 Brown Argus, 4 Meadow Brown and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Salcey Forest 4 Large Skipper, 21 Wood White, 38 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Holly Blue, 3 Small Copper, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 24 Meadow Brown and 5 Speckled Wood.
At Summer Leys 8 Meadow Brown.

8th: In Glapthorn Cow Pastures 2 Black Hairstreak and 1 Large Skipper.

6th: In Barford Meadows 2 Common Blue and 4 Small Heath.
In Brampton Ash 1 Small White, 1 Orange-tip, 5 Common Blue, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Bucknell Wood 34 Wood White, 1 Orange-tip, 3 Common Blue and 8 Speckled Wood.

5th: In Glapthorn Cow Pastures 2 Black Hairstreak.
On the Twywell Hills and Dales transect 2 Large Skipper, 9 Dingy Skipper, 3 Common Blue, 1 Meadow Brown, 3 Speckled Wood and 7 Small Heath.
In the MOD section of Yardley Chase 100 Wood White.

4th: The 1st Black Hairstreak of the year was recorded today with 1 seen in Glapthorn Cow Pastures.

2nd: The 1st Meadow Brown of the year was seen today with 1 recorded just outside Cogenhoe.
A Grizzled Skipper was recorded in Bucknell Wood today which is the 1st record for the site in over 40 years.
Other butterflies noted were 1 Large Skipper, 65 Wood White, 2 Green-veined White, 4 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Comma and 22 Speckled Wood.
At Irchester Country Park 2 Brimstone, 3 Orange-tip, 11 Common Blue, 10 Brown Argus, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral and 4 Speckled Wood.

1st: The 1st Ringlet of the year was recorded today with the 1st of the year seen at Bradlaugh Fields along with at least 10 Common Blue.
Two unusual Wood White records today with 1 recorded in Brampton Ash and another seen at Summer Leys.
Other Summer Leys records include 17 Brimstone, 23 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 3 Small Copper, 1 Peacock and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Harrington Airfield 1 Dingy Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, Brimstone, 21 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Red Admiral and 15 Small Heath.
At Helmdon Old Station Yard 3 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 4 Orange-tip, 4 Common Blue and 2 Small Copper.
In Salcey Forest 71 Wood White (46 on the north side and 25 on the south), 1 Brimstone, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Large White, 4 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady and 3 Speckled Wood.

May

31st: At Brackmills 2 Holly Blue.
At Bradlaugh Fields 4 Orange-tip, 2 Common Blue, 2 Brown Argus, 3 Small Copper and 6 Small Heath.
In Hazelborough Wood 6 Wood White, 1 Red Admiral and 11 Speckled Wood.
In Wicken Wood 3 Wood White and 5 Speckled Wood.

30th: At Brackmills 1 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Speckled Wood and 1 Small Heath.
At Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows 2 Large Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 8 Common Blue, 3 Brown Argus and 1 Small Copper.
In Norton 1 Common Blue.
In Salcey Forest 11 Wood White and 9 Speckled Wood.

29th: The 1st Large Skipper of the year was recorded today with 1 seen at Stanwick Lakes.
At Ring Haw 2 Dingy Skipper and 1 Grizzled Skipper.

28th: At Summer Leys 12 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 2 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus and 1 Peacock.

27th:In Hazelborough Forest 26 Wood White, 3 Green-veined White, 7 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus and 13 Speckled Wood.
At Old Sulehey 3 Dingy Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 1 Orange-tip, 3 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 2 Small Copper, 1 Green Hairstreak and 4 Small Heath.

26th: In New Duston 3 Common Blue, 2 Brown Argus, 5 Holly Blue and 2 Speckled Wood.

25th: In Hazelborough Forest 12 Wood White, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Small Copper, 2 Comma and 3 Speckled Wood.
In New Duston 4 Common Blue and 3 Brown Argus.
At Ring Haw 6 Dingy Skipper, 3 Grizzled Skipper, 4 Brimstone, 2 Small White, 4 Common Blue, 5 Brown Argus, 1 Small Copper, 1 Green Hairstreak, 2 Speckled Wood and 15 Small Heath.
In Salcey Forest 9 Wood White, 6 Orange-tip, 2 Green-veined White, 2 Large White, 2 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral and 2 Speckled Wood.
On a WCBS square near Rushden 6 Orange-tip, 3 Green-veined White, 4 Small White, 1 Holly Blue and 4 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Titchmarsh nature reserve 1 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Small Copper and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Wicken Wood 3 Wood White, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Green-veined White and 1 Speckled Wood.

24th: On the Bucknell Wood weekly transect 14 Wood White, 2 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 1 Comma and 11 Speckled Wood.
In Abington Meadows 1 Comma.
In Brackmills 2 Brimstone, 3 Orange-tip, 2 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Peacock, 2 Comma and 3 Speckled Wood.
In Croughton 1 Small Heath.
In Great Houghton 1 Peacock.
At Harrington Airfield 1 Dingy Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 3 Common Blue, 6 Brown Argus and 4 Small Heath.
In Salcey Forest 11 Wood White.
At Summer Leys 10 Brimstone, 6 Orange-tip, 4 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 4 Holly Blue and 1 Small Copper.

23rd:In Brackmills 1 Orange-tip, 1 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 2 Small Copper and 1 Peacock.
In Bradlaugh Fields 1 Brimstone, 1 Brown Argus, 3 Small Copper, 1 Speckled Wood and 8 Small Heath.
In Brampton Ash 5 Small White, 4 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue and 1 Small Copper.
Along the Brampton Valley Way near Brixworth 2 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 4 Common Blue, 8 Brown Argus and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Harrington Airfield 6 Orange-tip, c20 Brown Argus, 7 Common Blue and 4 Small Heath.
At Hollowell Reservoir 4 Orange-tip.
In New Duston 2 Orange-tip and 1 Holly Blue.
At Pitsford Reservoir 1 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 27 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 14 Small Copper, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Speckled Wood and 11 Small Heath.
In Ravensthorpe Pocket Park 1 Common Blue.
At Ravensthorpe Reservoir 2 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 7 Small Copper and 2 Speckled Wood.
At Summer Leys 11 Brimstone, 8 Orange-tip, 10 Common Blue, 7 Brown Argus, 1 Small Copper, 2 Red Admiral, 2 Peacock and 1 Speckled Wood.

22nd: In Brackmills 2 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip and 1 Peacock.
At Fermyn Country Park 18 Dingy Skipper, 6 Grizzled Skipper, 5 Orange-tip, 14 Common Blue, 2 Brown Argus, 1 Green Hairstreak and 3 Speckled Wood.
In Harlestone Firs 1 Orange-tip, 5 Common Blue, 20 Brown Argus and 8 Small Copper.
In Ravensthorpe village 3 Holly Blue.
Near Thorpe Waterville 3 Common Blue, 4 Brown Argus and 1 Small Copper.
At Stawick Lakes 28 Brimstone, 19 Orange-tip, 3 Common Blue and 1 Peacock.
In Wollaston 1 Brimstone and 1 Orange-tip.

21st: In Abington Park 1 Orange-tip, 4 Holly Blue and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Brackmills 4 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Common Blue, 3 Brown Argus, 1 Holly Blue and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Bradlaugh Fields 4 Small White, 2 Orange-tip, 3 Holly Blue, 1 Speckled Wood and 3 Small Heath.
In Bucknell Wood 6 Wood White, 3 Green-veined White, 3 Orange-tip, 3 Holly Blue, 4 Small Copper and 7 Speckled Wood.
At Harrington Airfield 1 Dingy Skipper, 1 Common Blue, 2 Brown Argus and 1 Small Heath.
In New Duston 1 Brimstone, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Holly Blue and 1 Small Copper.
In Old village 2 Common Blue and 1 Small Copper.
In Pineham 2 Common Blue and 1 Small Copper.
At Pitsford Reservoir 3 Orange-tip, 6 Common Blue, 4 Brown Argus, 1 Small Copper and 1 Small Heath.
On the Ring Haw Transect 9 Dingy Skipper, 5 Brimstone, 2 Small White, 4 Common Blue, 5 Brown Argus, 1 Small Copper, 1 Green Hairstreak, 3 Speckled Wood and 12 Small Heath.
At Summer Leys 22 Brimstone, 4 Orange-tip, 2 Brown Argus, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Small Copper and 1 Speckled Wood.

20th: In Brackmills 1 Brown Argus, 1 Comma and 3 Small Heath.
In Bradlaugh Fields 7 Orange-tip, 4 Brown Argus, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Speckled Wood and 6 Small Heath.
Along the Brampton Valley Way near Brixworth 1 Small White, 9 Orange-tip and 1 Small Copper.
n Bucknell Wood 4 Wood White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Orange-tip 1 Peacock and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Harlestone Firs 1 Orange-tip, 2 Common Blue and 3 Brown Argus.
In Salcey Forest south 5 Wood White were seen near the Ranger’s Cottage.

19th: In Bucknell Wood 25 Wood White, 4 Green-veined White, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Small Copper, 1 Peacock and 11 Speckled Wood.
In Salcey Forest 2 Orange-tip, 2 Brown Argus and 1 Speckled Wood.

18th: In New Duston 1 Small Copper.
At Summer Leys 1 Brown Argus and 1 Small Copper.

16th: At Brackmills 1 Large White, 2 Green-veined White, 3 Orange-tip, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Old Sulehey 2 Small Heath.
In Weekley Hall Wood Quarry 3 Dingy Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 2 Orange-tip, 1 Common Blue, 1 Green Hairstreak, 3 Peacock, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Speckled Wood.

15th: At Brackmills 1 Brimstone, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Small Copper, 2 Peacock and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Bradlaugh Fields 6 Orange-tip, 1 Common Blue, 2 Holly Blue, 3 Small Copper, 1 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 7 Small Heath.
On the Bucknell Wood weekly transect 2 Wood White, 8 Green-veined White, 13 Orange-tip, 2 Holly Blue and 8 Speckled Wood.
At a site by the A6 near Desborough 2 Dingy Skipper, 8 Brimstone, 4 Green-veined White, 4 Orange-tip, 1 Small Copper, 7 Green Hairstreak and 2 Speckled Wood.
Near Barby 1 Brimstone, 3 Holly Blue. In Long Buckby 1 Brimstone and 1 Peacock. In New Duston 2 Brown Argus.
In an Oundle garden 2 Holly Blue and 1 Small Copper. In Pineham 1 Brimstone, 2 Small Copper and 1 Peacock.
At Summer Leys 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Speckled Wood.
On the Twywell Hills and Dales weekly transect 58 Dingy Skipper, 11 Grizzled Skipper, 3 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 4 Common Blue, 5 Brown Argus, 1 Holly Blue, 6 Small Copper, 11 Green Hairstreak, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Speckled Wood and 2 Small Heath.

14th: At Barford Meadows 11 Dingy Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 2 Brimstone, 3 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 2 Small White, 2 Orange-tip, 4 Brown Argus, 4 Holly Blue, 1 Small Copper, 3 Speckled Wood and 6 Small Heath.
At Brackmills 1 Large White, 1 Small White and 1 Small Copper.
In Brampton Ash 1 Small White and 4 Orange-tip.
Along the Brampton Valley Way near Brixworth 4 Brimstone, 3 Orange-tip, 5 Brown Argus, 3 Small Copper, 1 Red Admiral and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Bucknell Wood 1 Wood White, 3 Green-veined White, 7 Orange-tip, 1 Comma and 11 Speckled Wood.
At Fermyn Country Park 25 Dingy Skipper, 7 Grizzled Skipper, 7 Brimstone, 3 Common Blue, 5 Green Hairstreak and 1 Peacock.
In Hazelborough Forest 6 Wood White, 5 Green-veined White, 10 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Peacock and 9 Speckled Wood.
At Kinewell Lake near Ringstead 4 Brimstone, 1 Green-veined White, 14 Orange-tip, 4 Holly Blue and 3 Speckled Wood.
In Long Buckby 2 Orange-tip and 2 Speckled Wood.
In Pineham 1 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 2 Brown Argus and 2 Small Copper.
At Polebrook Airfield 39 Dingy Skipper, 4 Grizzled Skipper, 5 Brimstone, 2 Small White, 6 Orange-tip, 1 Brown Argus, 3 Green Hairstreak and 3 Peacock.
At Quarry Walk 2 Brimstone, 2 Green-veined White, 10 Orange-tip, 1 Small Copper and 1 Peacock.
On Ravensthorpe Reservoir dam 1 Common Blue and 47 Small Copper.
On the Ring Haw weekly transect 14 Dingy Skipper, 2 Grizzled Skipper, 5 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Brown Argus, 4 Holly Blue, 2 Small Copper, 2 Green Hairstreak, 1 Peacock, 2 Speckled Wood and 4 Small Heath.

13th: At Barford Meadows 25 Dingy Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 4 Large White, 3 Small White, 5 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Small Copper, 1 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Speckled Wood and 2 Small Heath.
At Brackmills 4 Brimstone, 4 Orange-tip, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Speckled Wood and 7 Small Heath.
At Great Morton Sale 58 Dingy Skipper, 4 Grizzled Skipper, 5 Brimstone, 10 Orange-tip, 2 Brown Argus, 1 Small Copper, 1 Speckled Wood and 3 Small Heath.
In Salcey Forest 3 Brimstone, 3 Wood White, 3 Large White, 5 Green-veined White, 10 Orange-tip, 2 Holly Blue, 1 Small Copper, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma and 6 Speckled Wood.

12th: At Barnes Meadow 1 Brimstone, 3 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Peacock and 3 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Brackmills 4 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 1 Common Blue, 2 Brown Argus, 2 Holly Blue, 1 Peacock, 3 Speckled Wood and 14 Small Heath..
In the area around Brafield-on-the-Green 1 Brimstone, 8 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Bucknell Wood 3 Wood White. In Cogenhoe 2 Holly Blue and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Harlestone Heath 1 Small White, 2 Orange-tip and 4 Small Copper.
In New Duston 1 Brimstone, 1 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
On the Ring Haw weekly transect 16 Dingy Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 8 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 1 Brown Argus, 3 Holly Blue, 3 Green Hairstreak, 1 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Speckled Wood and 4 Small Heath.
At Rushden Lakes 1 Brimstone and 2 Orange-tip.
At West Lodge near Desborough 2 Dingy Skipper and 3 Grizzled Skipper.
On the Twywell Hills weekly transect 42 Dingy Skipper, 9 Grizzled Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 1 Orange-tip, 2 Brown Argus, 3 Small Copper, 7 Green Hairstreak, 1 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 3 Small Heath.

10th: The 1st Wood White of the year was seen today in Bucknell Wood.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 17 Dingy Skipper, 4 Grizzled Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 1 Small Copper and 1 Small Heath.
At Brackmills 2 Brimstone and 4 Orange-tip
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n Duston 3 Orange-tip and 3 Holly Blue.

7th: On the Bucknell Wood weekly transect 1 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 8 Orange-tip and 24 Speckled Wood.
At Brackmills 2 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 11 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Peacock and 3 Speckled Wood.
In a Daventry garden 1 Holly Blue.
At Great Morton Sale 4 Dingy Skipper, 1 Orange-tip, 2 Peacock and 2 Speckled Wood.
In Guilsborough 1 Holly Blue.
In New Duston 1 Large White and 1 Holly Blue.
On Old village 1 Orange-tip
At Ravensthorpe reservoir 1 Small White and 1 Orange-tip.
In Wilbarston 3 Large White, 6 Orange-tip and 1 Holly Blue.
In Yelvertoft Pocket Park 2 Orange-tip.

6th: In Old Stratford 1 Holly Blue.

2nd: In Abington Park 3 Speckled Wood.
At Brackmills 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Rushden 1 Holly Blue.
n Summer Leys 2 Green-veined White, 6 Orange-tip and 8 Speckled Wood

1st: At Berrywood in Northampton 3 Orange-tip and 1 Holly Blue.

April

30th: At Kinewell Lake near Ringstead the 1st Common Blue of the year was seen.
In a Northampton garden 4 Holly Blue.
At Brackmills 5 Brimstone, 9 Orange-tip, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 3 Speckled Wood.
In Fineshade Wood 1 Brown Argus.
At Hollowell Reservoir 1 Small Copper.
In New Duston 1 Large White, 5 Orange-tip and 1 Speckled Wood.
Near Norton 2 Orange-tip and 2 Peacock.
In Pineham 1 Orange-tip and 2 Peacock.
At Quarry Walk between Earls Barton and Grendon 11 Orange-tip, 9 Peacock and 1 Speckled Wood.
On the Ring Haw weekly transect 4 Dingy Skipper, 2 Grizzled Skipper, 8 Brimstone, 6 Orange-tip, 1 Red Admiral and 4 Speckled Wood.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 20 Dingy Skipper, 8 Grizzled Skipper, 7 Orange-tip, 3 Green Hairstreak, 22 Small Copper, 2 Brown Argus, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Speckled Wood and 1 Small Heath.

29th: In Brackmills 4 Large White, 3 Orange-tip, 1 Comma and 4 Speckled Wood.
At Newnham 1 Small White.
At Norton 2 Small Copper.

28th: Near Dodford 5 Small White, 3 Orange-tip and 1 Painted Lady.
In New Duston 1 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Glapthorn Cow Pastures a Black Hairstreak larva was found.

26th: At Bradlaugh Fields 2 Orange-tip and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Fermyn Country Park 4 Dingy Skipper, 12 Grizzled Skipper, 1 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 5 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue, 5 Green Hairstreak, 1 Peacock, 3 Comma and 3 Speckled Wood.
In Moulton Park 1 Small Heath.

25th: At Lings Nature Reserve 1 Green-veined White and 1 Orange-tip.
In a Ravensthorpe garden 1 Small Copper.
In New Duston 1 Speckled Wood.

24th: At Brackmills 2 Brimstone, 5 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue, 4 Peacock and 12 Speckled Wood.
In a Duston garden 2 Holly Blue.
In Long Buckby 1 Brimstone and 2 Holly Blue.
At Twywell Hills and Dales in the nearby set aside field 5 Small Copper.

23rd: At Borough Hill near Daventry 1 Orange-tip and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Brackmills 1 Brimstone, 6 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue, 6 Speckled Wood and 5 Small Heath.
In Brampton Wood 3 Brimstone, 19 Orange-tip, 5 Holly Blue, 2 Red Admiral, 4 Peacock, 3 Small Tortoiseshell and 23 Speckled Wood.
In Glapthorn Cow Pastures 4 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 14 Orange-tip, 3 Peacock, 1 Comma and 17 Speckled Wood.
In Kettering at London Road cemetery 3 Orange-tip, 16 Holly Blue and 3 Speckled Wood.
In a Ravensthorpe garden 2 Holly Blue.

22nd: On the Bucknell Wood weekly transect 1 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 35 Orange-tip and 5 Speckled Wood.
In Collyweston Deeps 10 Brimstone, 12 Orange-tip, 6 Holly Blue, 1 Green Hairstreak and 1 Comma.
In a Higham Ferrers garden 2 Holly Blue and 2 Orange-tip.
At Hollowell reservoir 2 Orange-tip, 3 Peacock and 2 Speckled Wood.
In New Duston 1 Orange-tip, 5 Holly Blue and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Old Sulehey 2 Orange-tip, 1 Peacock and 2 Comma.
In Pineham 2 Brimstone, 3 Orange-tip, 5 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In a Barton Seagrave garden 1 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 3 Orange-tip, 4 Holly Blue, 3 Small Copper, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Ravensthorpe reservoir 1 Brimstone, 3 Green-veined White, 9 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue, 30 Small Copper, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 3 Speckled Wood.
At Ring Haw 1 Dingy Skipper, 10 Brimstone, 4 Orange-tip, 3 Holly Blue, 1 Small Copper, 1 Green Hairstreak, 2 Peacock, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 4 Speckled Wood.
In Roade 1 Holly Blue.
In Ravensthorpe 2 Holly Blue.

21st: In a Brackley garden 8 Holly Blue and 2 Orange-tip.
In Irthlingborough 1 Holly Blue.
At Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows 2 Brimstone, 2 Green-veined White, 10 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma and 2 Speckled Wood.
In a Kettering garden 1 Brimstone, 11 Small White, 20+ Orange-tip and 20+ Holly Blue.
In a Northampton garden 1 Holly Blue.
In Sywell Country Park’s butterfly garden 1 Small Copper.
At Ravensthorpe reservoir 4 Orange-tip, 47 Small Copper and 3 Speckled Wood.
In a Wootton Fields garden 1 Holly Blue.

20th: In Abington Meadows 1 Brimstone, 1 Holly Blue, 15 Orange-tip, 4 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Brackmills 1 Brimstone, 3 Orange-tip and 2 Peacock.
In a Daventry garden 3 Orange-tip and 2 Peacock.
At Denton 1 Holly Blue and 2 Orange-tip.
At Harrington Airfield 2 Brimstone, 3 Orange-tip, 1 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Hartwell 2 Orange-tip, 3 Holly Blue and 5 Speckled Wood.
At Helmdon Old Station Yard 1 Brimstone, 5 Orange-tip and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Kislingbury 1 Orange-tip, 2 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Long Buckby 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
Along Merry Tom Lane near Brixworth 3 Brimstone, 22 Orange-tip, 7 Small White, 5 Green-veined White, 5 Holly Blue, 4 Peacock, 19 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma and 6 Speckled Wood.
In New Duston 1 Peacock.
In and around Norton 1 Brimstone, 7 Orange-tip, 8 Small White, 2 Large White and 2 Painted Lady.
In Pineham 3 Brimstone, 8 Orange-tip and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Ravensthorpe reservoir an impressive 45 Small Copper were recorded.
In Salcey Forest 4 Orange-tip, 3 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Summer Leys 37 Brimstone, 26 Orange-tip and 2 Speckled Wood.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 7 Brimstone, 9 Dingy Skipper, 2 Grizzled Skipper, 4 Orange-tip, 2 Peacock and 2 Speckled Wood.

19th: The 1st Small Heath of the year was recorded today on the Ring Haw transect along with 4 Brimstone, 5 Orange-tip, 1 Green Hairstreak, 1 Holly Blue, 5 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Barford Meadows 1 Brimstone, 3 Orange-tip and 9 Speckled Wood.
At Corby Steelworks 2 Brimstone, 5 Orange-tip, 1 Green Hairstreak, 5 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Comma and 4 Speckled Wood.
In Dodford 2 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 4 Small White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 2 Speckled Wood.
Near Harlestone Firs 4 Small Tortoiseshell.
Around New Duston 7 Brimstone, 13 Orange-tip, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Holly Blue, 7 Peacock, 7 Small Tortoiseshell and 2 Speckled Wood.
At Polebrook Airfield 4 Brimstone, 5 Orange-tip, 1 Green-veined White, 11 Peacock, 3 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Southwick Wood 2 Brimstone and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 5 Dingy Skipper, 5 Grizzled Skipper, 14 Brimstone, 5 Orange-tip, 2 Small White, 1 Small Copper, 7 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma and 3 Speckled Wood.
At Weldon 5 Brimstone, 12 Orange-tip, 1 Green-veined White, 6 Holly Blue, 1 Peacock and 4 Speckled Wood.

18th: The 1st Small Coppers of the year were recorded today with 3 seen at Ravensthorpe reservoir and 1 between Thrapston Town Lake and Titchmarsh reserve.
In Brackmills 5 Orange-tip, 1 Small White, 6 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Bradlaugh Fields 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 5 Green-veined White, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Brampton Wood 8 Brimstone, 13 Orange-tip 1 Green-veined White, 2 Large White, 2 Small White, 10 Peacock, 6 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma and 4 Speckled Wood.
In Bucknell Wood 21 Brimstone, 57 Orange-tip, 1 Large White, 2 Green-veined White, 3 Peacock, 1 Comma and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Desborough 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 5 Speckled Wood.
In Duston 1 Holly Blue and 1 Orange-tip.
At Glapthorn Cow Pastures 5 Brimstone, 6 Orange-tip, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Peacock and 7 Speckled Wood.
At Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows 2 Brimstone, c10 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Peacock and 2 Speckled Wood.
In a Kettering garden 2 Brimstone, 3 Orange-tip, 2 Holly Blue and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Ravensthorpe Reservoir 1 Brimstone, 7 Orange-tip, 2 Large White, 1 Holly Blue, 3 Small Copper and 3 Peacock.
Between Thrapston Town Lake and Titchmarsh reserve 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Small White, 1 Small Copper, 1 Peacock and 1 Comma.

17th: There were three firsts of the year today with Green Hairstreaks seen at Weekley Hall Wood and Grizzled Skippers and Dingy Skippers seen at Twywell Hills and Dales.
At Barford Meadows 1 Orange-tip, 4 Peacock, 7 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma and 2 Speckled Wood.
At Brackmills 6 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip and 1 Peacock.
In Brampton Wood 5 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 1 Small White, 2 Green-veined White, 8 Orange-tip, 5 Peacock, 4 Small Tortoiseshell and 3 Speckled Wood.
In Desborough 2 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
On New Duston Estate 1 Orange-tip, 1 Peacock and 3 Small Tortoiseshell.
In a Northampton garden 1 Holly Blue.
At Pitsford Reservoir 5 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 2 Green-veined White, 7 Orange-tip, 1 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Comma and 3 Speckled Wood.
At Tailby Meadow 8 Brimstone, 1 Green-veined White, 8 Orange-tip and 4 Small Tortoiseshell.

16th: At Barford Meadows 4 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Peacock, 2 Comma and 2 Speckled Wood.
In Berry Wood 1 Brimstone and 1 Orange-tip.
In Brackmills 5 Brimstone, 5 Orange-tip, 1 Peacock and 2 Speckled Wood.
In Brampton Wood 3 Brimstone, 5 Orange-tip, 4 Peacock, 2 Comma and 2 Speckled Wood.
In Lamport 2 Brimstone, 3 Orange-tip, 3 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.

15th: At Barford Meadows 1 Orange-tip, 2 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Brackmills 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 2 Comma.
In Brampton Ash 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 3 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Pitsford Reservoir 1 Brimstone and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Ravensthorpe Reservoir 2 Brimstone, 4 Green-veined White, 4 Orange-tip and 3 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Yardley Hastings 1 Brimstone.

12th: At Brackmills 1 Speckled Wood.

11th: At Barford Meadows 1 Brimstone, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 6 Peacock, 1 Comma and 2 Speckled Wood.
At Brackmills 1 Red Admiral, 3 Peacock, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 2 Comma.
In Bradlaugh Fields 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Brampton Ash 1 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 1 Peacock, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.
At Barnwell Country Park 1 Orange-tip, 1 Peacock and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Glapthorn Cow Pastures 2 Orange-tip and 1 Peacock.
In Hanging Houghton 1 Orange-tip, 1 Peacock and 4 Small Tortoiseshell.
In a Kettering garden 4 Small White, 3 Orange-tip, 2 Peacock and 3 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Moulton Park 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Oundle 4 Green-veined White and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Pipewell 1 Orange-tip.
At Summer Leys 1 Peacock and 2 Speckled Wood.
In Walgrave 2 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip and 2 Speckled Wood.

10th: In Abington Meadows 2 Orange-tip, 1 Small White, 2 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Brackmills 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Brampton Ash 2 Brimstone, 9 Orange-tip, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Summer Leys 1 Green-veined White, 2 Peacock and 3 Comma.

8th: At Barford Meadows 4 Brimstone, 5 Peacock, 5 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma and 3 Speckled Wood.
In Brampton Ash 12 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 5 Orange-tip, 7 Peacock, 5 Small Tortoiseshell and 2 Comma.
Along the Brampton Valley Way near Brixworth 5 Brimstone, 6 Peacock and 4 Small Tortoiseshell.
Along Merry Tom Lane near Brixworth 2 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 1 Small White, 6 Green-veined White, 6 Orange-tip, 3 Peacock, 12 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Comma and 3 Speckled Wood.
In Carey Fields in Northampton 5 Orange-tip.
In a Daventry garden 1 Small White.
In Glapthorn Cow Pastures 3 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 1 Peacock and 1 Speckled Wood.
In a Northampton garden 1 Small White.
In an Oundle garden 2 Brimstone and 1 Holly Blue.
On the Ring Haw weekly transect 5 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip and 3 Peacock.
In Scaldwell village 2 Brimstone.
In Thrapston 1 Orange-tip, 1 Peacock and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Titchmarsh Local Nature Reserve 1 Orange-tip.

7th:In a Daventry garden 1 Small White.

6th: Along Merry Tom Lane near Brixworth 4 Small White, 3 Green-veined White, 2 Orange-tip, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma and 2 Speckled Wood.
At Pitsford Reservoir 1 Orange-tip in the Scaldwell Arm.

1st: In Barnes Meadow 5 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Brackmills 2 Brimstone, 3 Orange-tip, 2 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Brampton Ash 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 19 Peacock, 16 Small Tortoiseshell and 8 Comma.
Along Merry Tom Lane near Brixworth 2 Brimstone, 13 Small White, 4 Orange-tip, 1 Peacock, 14 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma and 1 Speckled Wood.
On Dallington Heath 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Desborough 1 Orange-tip, 1 Peacock and 12 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Great Doddington 1 Brimstone, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Kentle Wood 5 Small Tortoiseshell.
In a Kettering garden 2 Brimstone, 3 Small White and 1 Comma.
In a Northampton garden 1 Brimstone.
At Ring Haw 3 Orange-tip, 1 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Summer Leys 1 Small White, 6 Orange-tip, 2 Peacock and 1 Comma.
In Thrapston 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.
In Wilbarston 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Wollaston 1 Orange-tip.

March

31st: At Barnes Meadow 1 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
Near Cogenhoe 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Earls Barton 1 Peacock.
Along the Nene valley between Ecton and Cogenhoe 2 Peacock and 3 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Rushmere Lake 1 Orange-tip, 1 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.
At Summer Leys 1 Orange-tip and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 1 Peacock and 1 Speckled Wood.

30th: In Harlestone Firs the 1st Green-veined White of the year was recorded along with 5 Brimstone, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.
In Glendon 3 Peacock and 5 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Great Doddington 6 Brimstone and 1 Small White.
In Great Houghton 1 Brimstone.
In a Great Oakley garden 1 Brimstone.
At Hollowell Reservoir 1 Brimstone, 8 Orange-tip, 1 Comma, 4 Peacock and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Ise Brook in Kettering 5 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 1 Orange-tip, 9 Peacock, 7 Comma, 5 Small Tortoiseshell and 4 Speckled Wood.
In New Duston 2 Peacock, 6 Small Tortoiseshell and 3 Comma.
At Preston Capes 2 Orange-tip.
At Ring Haw 6 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 5 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Salcey Forest 3 Peacock and 3 Comma.
At Summer Leys 5 Brimstone and 2 Peacock.
At the Knightley Arms pub in Yelvertoft 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Round Oak plantation (opposite Harlestone Firs) 3 Brimstone, 1 Peacock and 4 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Wicken Wood 9 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 2 Peacock and 6 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Wilbarston 2 Orange-tip, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma and 6 Small Tortoiseshell.

29th: In Abington Park 1 Brimstone.
In a Northampton garden 1 Holly Blue.
In Brackmills 5 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 8 Peacock, 2 Comma and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Bradlaugh Fields 1 Small White and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Brampton Ash 4 Brimstone, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma and 11 Small Tortoiseshell.
In a Daventry garden 1 Small White.
In Desborough 2 Brimstone.
At Ditchford gravel pits 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Small White, 1 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Farthinghoe Lodge 1 Brimstone and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Glatphorn Cow Pastures 4 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 5 Peacock and 1 Comma.
In a Great Oakley garden 1 Peacock.
At Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows 13 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 4 Orange-tip, 5 Peacock, 3 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Speckled Wood.
In a Kettering garden 6 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 3 Small White and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Norton 1 Orange-tip.
In and around Old village 9 Brimstone, 6 Peacock, 1 Comma and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Cherry Hill near Old 2 Brimstone and 1 Orange-tip.
At Pitsford Reservoir 2 Brimstone and 1 Small White.
In Crick 1 Red Admiral and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Rothwell 1 Brimstone, 1 Small White and 4 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Rushmere Lake 4 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Small White and 1 Comma.
In Rushton 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Wadenhoe 4 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Comma and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Wilbarston 3 Brimstone, 3 Comma and 12 Small Tortoiseshell.

28th: The 1st Speckled Woods of the year were seen today with singles at Great Doddington churchyard, Moulton and Piddington.
In Aldwincle 1 Peacock.
In Barnes Meadow nature reserve 1 Orange-tip, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Brackmills 1 Brimstone, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock and 3 Comma.
In Brampton Ash 10 Brimstone, 3 Peacock, 3 Comma and 8 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Desborough 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Duston 1 Small White
In Glapthorn Cow Pastures 3 Brimstone and 4 Peacock.
At Great Morton Sale 9 Brimstone, 8 Peacock and 1 Comma.
In Irchester Country Park 1 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 1 Red Admiral and 1 Comma.
In a Kettering garden 1 Orange-tip and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Lings nature reserve 1 Brimstone and 1 Peacock.
In Long Buckby 3 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Nether Heyford 1 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In New Duston 1 Comma.
In Norton 2 Small White.
In Cherry Hill near Old 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In an Oundle garden 1 Brimstone.
At Rushmere Lake 1 Brimstone, 7 Orange-tip and 1 Peacock.
In the Salcey Forest meadow (near the motorway) 1 Brimstone, 11 Peacock and 2 Comma.
At Summer Leys 1 Orange-tip, 1 Peacock and 2 Comma.

27th:In a Daventry garden 1 Red Admiral.
In Flore 1 Holly Blue and 1 Peacock.

26th: At Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows 1 Orange-tip
At Wilsons Pits 1 Small Tortoiseshell.

25th: The first Holly Blue of the year was recorded at Summer Leys Nature Reserve.
At Brackmills in Northampton 5 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Comma and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Brampton Ash 2 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 1 Comma and 7 Small Tortoiseshell.
Near Daventry 1 Peacock.
In Desborough Pocket Park 2 Brimstone, 1 Peacock, 2 Comma and 4 Small Tortoiseshell.
In a Kettering garden 1 Brimstone and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
Along Merry Tom lane near Brixworth 1 Peacock and 3 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Norton 1 Peacock.
Near Wicksteeds 5 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Sywell Reservoir 3 Brimstone.

24th: A couple of firsts for the year today with the first Large White of the year seen near Weldon and the first Orange-tips seen with singles at Duston Mill lake and Clopton churchyard.
An impressive spring count at Bradlaugh Fields with 6 Brimstone, 5 Peacock, 26 Comma and 37 Small Tortoiseshell recorded.
In Cherry Hill near Old 1 Brimstone.
In Cogenhoe 1 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Denton 1 Brimstone and 1 Peacock.
In Fineshade Wood 8 Brimstone, 2 Peacock and 3 Comma.
In Hazelborough Forest south 20 Brimstone, 2 Peacock and 2 Comma.
In Lings Wood 5 Brimstone and 1 Peacock.
In New Duston 5 Brimstone, 1 Peacock and 4 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows 1 Brimstone and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Old Stratford 7 Brimstone, 2 Peacock and 3 Small Tortoiseshell.
Near Pintail Bay at Pitsford Reservoir 1 Brimstone, 3 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Priors Hall 6 Brimstone, 10 Peacock, 3 Comma and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Salcey Forest 6 Brimstone and 1 Comma.
At Summer Leys 1 Small White and 9 Brimstone.
In Thenford 1 Peacock.
In Upton 1 Brimstone and 2 Peacock.
In Weldon Park Wood 1 Brimstone and 1 Comma.
In West Haddon 1 Brimstone.

23rd: In Preston Capes 2 Peacock.
In Eastfield Park 2 Brimstone and 1 Comma.
In Pinewood road Northampton 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Summer Leys 1 Brimstone and 1 Peacock.
In Higham Ferrers 1 Small Tortoiseshell.

21st: In Desborough 1 Brimstone and 3 Small Tortoiseshell.

20th: At Barby Nurseries 1 Comma.
In Brampton Ash 6 Brimstone, 1 Peacock and 6 Small Tortoiseshell.
Near Corby Sewage Works 8 Peacock, 2 Comma and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Ise Brook between Kettering and Warkton 1 Brimstone, 3 Comma and 1 Peacock.
In London Rd Cemetery in Kettering 1 Red Admiral, 1 Comma and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Ravensthorpe Reservoir 7 White-letter Hairstreak eggs were found.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 1 Brimstone, 1 Peacock and 2 Comma.

19th: In Brampton Ash 7 Brimstone.
In Buckton Fields 1 Peacock.
In Cogenghoe 1 Brimstone.
In Desborough 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows 2 Brimstone and 1 Peacock.
In Moulton village 1 Brimstone and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.

18th: In Brampton Ash 1 Peacock.

17th: In Coton End 1 Small Tortoiseshell.

9th: In Harlestone Firs 1 Small White.

5th: In Brampton Ash 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Daventry 1 Comma and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.

4th: In Bucknell Wood 1 Painted Lady.
In Daventry 1 Brimstone.

2nd: In Dingley 1 Comma.

February

27th: In Horton 1 Red Admiral.
At Ring Haw near Old Sulehey 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In a Rushden garden 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Corby Old village 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
Near Corby Sewage Works 3 Comma.
In Old village 1 Small Tortoiseshell and at nearby Cherry Hill 1 Comma.
At Wilson’s Pits in the Nene Wetlands 1 Brimstone, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Peacock.
In Denford 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Salcey Forest 1 Comma.
At Harrington Airfield 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Fineshade Wood 2 Brimstone and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Bucknell Wood 4 Brimstone and 2 Comma.

26th: In Rushden 2 Brimstone and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Brackmills Wood 11 Brimstone and 3 Comma.
In Wootton in Northampton 1 Peacock and 2 Comma.
In Whistley Wood 1 Comma.
In a Nether Heyford garden 1 Peacock.
In Beckett’s Park in Northampton 1 Small White.
In a Great Oakley garden 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Great Doddington 5 Brimstone and 3 Small Tortoiseshell.
In a Wollaston garden 1 Brimstone and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
Along Merry Tom Lane near Brixworth 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
Along the River Ise near Wellingborough 2 Brimstone and 11 Small Tortoiseshell.
Around the Nene Wetlands reserve 10 Brimstone and 4 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Upper Boddington 2 Brimstone and 1 Comma.
At Northampton University campus 1 Brimstone.
At Thomas Beckett School 1 Brimstone.
At Harlestone Heath 2 Brimstone and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.

25th: In Kettering Town Centre the 1st Small White of the year was seen along with 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Castle Ashby 1 Comma.
In a Brackley garden 4 Brimstone and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In a Kettering garden 2 Brimstone.
In Irchester Country Park 5 Comma.
In Everdon Stubbs 1 Brimstone.
At Stanwick Lakes 1 Brimstone, 1 Comma and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Northampton 1 Brimstone in Barley Hill road and 2 Peacock in Bideford Close.
In Ravensthorpe 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Overstone Road in Sywell 1 Brimstone and 1 Red Admiral.

24th: In Bucknell Wood 17 Brimstone and 2 Comma.
In Cogenhoe 1 Brimstone and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In a Daventry garden 1 Brimstone and in another garden in the same town 1 Brimstone, 1 Red Admiral and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Eydon 1 Brimstone.
In Finedon Cally Banks reserve 1 Brimstone, 4 Comma, 2 Peacock and 3 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Glapthorn Cow Pastures 6 Brimstone, 1 Peacock and 2 Comma.
At Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows 3 Brimstone, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.
In Isham 1 Brimstone.
In Moulton village 1 Brimstone and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Old village 4 Brimstone.
In Pinewood road in Northampton 1 Comma.
At Ravensthorpe reservoir 1 Brimstone.
In Crick 1 Brimstone.
In Wicksteeds 1 Brimstone, 4 Comma, 2 Peacock and 3 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Summer Leys 6 Brimstone.
In the Lazy Acre area of Thrapston 1 Brimstone.
At Titchmarsh reserve 1 Brimstone.
In Weldon Industrial Estate in Corby 1 Brimstone.
In Wellingborough along Northampton road 4 Brimstone.
In Higham Ferrers 1 Brimstone, 1 Comma and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.

23rd: At Finedon Cally Banks reserve the 1st Painted Lady of the year was seen along with 1 Peacock and 4 Small Tortoiseshell.
In a Brackley garden 12 Brimstone.
In Brampton Wood 2 Brimstone.
In a Brixworth garden 1 Brimstone.
In Coton 1 Brimstone.
In a Great Doddington garden 3 Brimstone.
In a New Duston garden 1 Brimstone.
Along the A45 near Hunsbury area of Northampton 2 Brimstone.
In Old Village 1 Brimstone.
In Pinewood Road in Northampton 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In a Barton Seagrave garden 1 Brimstone and 1 Comma.
In Salcey Forest 13 Brimstone and 2 Comma.
At Summer Leys 1 Comma.
In Wellingborough 1 Brimstone.
In a Yelvertoft garden 1 Red Admiral.

22nd: In a Daventry garden 1 Brimstone.
In Finedon 1 Brimstone in a garden and another in adjacent fields.
In Glapthorn Cow pastures 1 Comma.
In Glapthorn village 2 Brimstone.
In New Duston estate 1 Brimstone.
In Orlingbury 2 Brimstone.

21st: Single Brimstones were seen in Old Stratford, in the Lazy Acre area of Thrapston, in Hanging Houghton,
along Cliftonville road and Foot Meadow in Northampton and by the Grand Union Canal near Braunston.
In a Northampton garden 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.
In Burton Latimer 1 Comma. In an Oundle garden 1 Peacock.

19th: In Wilbarston 1 Small Tortoiseshell.

17th: Single Brimstones in Fineshade Wood and along the A605 near Grafton Regis.

15th: In London Road Cemetery in Kettering 2 Red Admiral and 3 Small Tortoiseshell.

14th: The first Peacock of the year was seen along the Brampton Valley Way south of Brixworth.
The first Small Tortoiseshell of the year was seen in a Finedon garden.
At Brackmills Industrial Estate in Northampton 1 Brimstone and 1 Red Admiral.
In Norton 1 Brimstone.
In a Northampton garden 1 Brimstone.

13th:In Pintail Bay at Pitsford Reservoir 1 Brimstone.
In Salcey Forest south 2 Brimstone.

11th: In a Hardingstone garden 1 Comma.

January

25th: In Oundle churchyard 1 Red Admiral.

8th: In Fineshade Wood 1 Red Admiral.

2018

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2017

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2016

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2015

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2014

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2013

If you'd like to read the summary of the 2013 season it can still be accessed HERE.

2012

If you'd like to read the summary of the 2012 season it can still be accessed HERE.

2011

If you'd like to read the summary of the 2011 season it can still be accessed HERE.

2010

If you'd like to read the summary of the 2010 season it can still be accessed HERE.

2009

If you'd like to read the summary of the 2009 season it can still be accessed HERE.

2008

If you'd like to read the summary of the 2008 season it can still be accessed HERE.