18th July 2015

Butterflies along the Don today- it’s the time of year to spend 15 minutes recording Butterflies anywhere in your area, for the Big Butterfly Count. If you look up the Butterfly Conservation Society they will give you a free Butterfly identification chart and if you have a smart phone, a free app for sending in your sightings, or you can submit them on-line or by post.  We had a pretty good set of sightings this morning along the inner city part of the Don in Sheffield- Green Veined White, Small Skipper, Meadow Brown, Comma and Small Tortoiseshell. Here’s a few of them. There were also plenty of fly fishermen after the Trout and Grayling that are now plentiful, showing how much the once heavily polluted river has been cleaned up. Conditions: Sun and cloud with rain due over night. Temperature: Max 19- Min 13c.



Small Tortoiseshell

Small Tortoiseshell


Green-veined White Butterfly

Green-veined White Butterfly

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