Nottinghamshire Flutterings 21st Jan 2017 – Peacock, our first flight record for the year.

A Peacock was seen by Phil Lee in his Misterton garden yesterday (20th Jan), this is our first flight record for the year.

Earlier this month:
Len Lomas noted a possible Peacock on 10th Jan at Mons Pool, Besthorpe
Small Tortoiseshell, one hibernating in a church bell in North Muskham on 17 Jan.

And one record from December – Nick Crouch spotted a Red Admiral on 9th December in Newark


Group of people looking for Grizzled Skippers during a Field Trip to Bingham Linear Park

2017 Branch Field Trip Program

The East Midlands Branch 2017 Field Trip Program is now available at East Midlands Butterflies Events


Nottinghamshire Flutterings 4th Jan 2017. A butterflyless December

A butterflyless December

December appears to have been butterflyless in Nottinghamshire – I have not received a single record for last month.

However, to date I have received over 8000 casual records from January through to November 2016.

If you do have any outstanding 2016 records please could you let me have them by the end do the month.


Do you visit a specific site most weeks between April and October?

A local park? A regular walk with friends or with your dogs? A Notts Wildlife Trust reserve?

If so, I ask you to consider a simplified form of ‘transect’ recording.

A butterphile who lives near to me trailed this successfully last year. His records are no longer casual, they now have added value as we continue to monitor the status of Nottinghamshire butterflies.

If you think you can help please email me directly.


Happy 2017
Richard Flutterings Rogers