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EXCURSION NOTES 2019  (including many photos) - Scroll down

 
For a complete list of species and identified by me this year, click on:Year List 2019
For previous Excursion Notes (with photos), please click on year:201820172016201520142013
For previous Year Lists, please click on year:201820172016201520142013
 
 Excursion Notes 2019
January
26th:  A fairly cold period, but with the sun shining this morning on a sheltered part of my local hill, I spotted my first butterfly of the year - a rather tattered-looking Red Admiral  (Vanessa Atlanta). I didn't have my camera, so no photo.
February
16th: A real spring-like day with warm sunshine and today I had my new camera with me. An hour-long local walk brought sightings of about 10 butterflies in all -  4 or 5 Red Admirals, most of them looking quite worn (photo, photo), 4 or 5 Small Tortoiseshells (photo) and one unidentified white, which flew aong in the distance - presumably a Green-veined White, usually the earliest on the wing in my area. Here are two views across the valley from the hillside farm track I was on. (photo, photo). 
March


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For similar excursion notes and month-by-month list of sightings of butterflies in Switzerland, please click on this link to Guy Padfield's fantastic website. http://www.guypadfield.com/butterflyyear.html

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