Counts from an Uckfield (Sussex) gardenI recorded more butterflies per count than in previous years.
|Year||Number of garden counts||Average number of butterflies||Total number of species||Most numerous species|
For the first time, since I started taking part in this survey, Small Coppers appeared in my counts.
|Small Copper in our Uckfield garden.|
|Six-spot Burnet moth in our Uckfield garden.|
|Butterflies counted in our Uckfield garden during 4 counts.|
Hempstead Meadow Nature Reserve, UckfieldI did one count at Hempstead Meadow.
|Hempstead Meadow||count 1|
I was charmed to see a trio of Common Blues dancing around the Meadow Vetchling in the grassy area.
|Common Blue dancing amongst the vetchling flowers.|
West Park Nature Reserve, UckfieldI did two counts in West Park Local Nature Reserve and someone else did a third. I know about the third count because the Big Butterfly Count results page enables you to zoom in on a location and find out more about the counts taken there. The counter found a fantastic number of Common Blues.
|West Park Nature Reserve||count 1||count 2||count 3|
Of course, there are butterflies that I missed. One of the ones that got away was a possible Fritillary in West Park. It was big, orange and too fast for me to catch up with. I also did some counts in Leatherhead, where I took the photo below.
|Silver Washed Fritillary - Leatherhead|