Cumbria Butterfly Sightings: *

IMPORTANT: We can continue to receive your sightings but please remember that, in accordance with current UK Government restrictions, you MUST NOT make any journeys away from home in order to record butterflies and moths, as these would be considered non-essential journeys. More information on recording during the current circumstances can be found on the Butterfly Conservation website.

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Date Species Number Site Town Grid ref. Recorder Comment Image
19 Dec 2019 Red Admiral 1 Brown Robin, Windermere Rd Grange over Sands SD411792 David Jackson Flying high and strongly, about 12 degrees and heavily (...)
27 Aug 2019 Painted Lady 1 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD4179 Doreen Howard
2 Aug 2019 Comma 1 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD4179 Doreen Howard
2 Aug 2019 Gatekeeper 3 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD4179 Doreen Howard
2 Aug 2019 Meadow Brown 6 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD4179 Doreen Howard
2 Aug 2019 Painted Lady 3 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD4179 Doreen Howard
2 Aug 2019 Speckled Wood 1 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD4179 Doreen Howard
7 Apr 2019 Brimstone 1 Lyndene Grange over Sands SD415796 David Eastlick hazy blue sky, no wind, about 11 deg C
31 Aug 2018 Speckled Wood 3 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD4179 Doreen Howard
26 Jul 2018 Gatekeeper 3 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD4179 Doreen Howard
26 Jul 2018 Large White 2 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD4179 Doreen Howard
26 Jul 2018 Meadow Brown 5 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD4179 Doreen Howard
26 Jul 2018 Ringlet 1 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD4179 Doreen Howard
26 Jul 2018 Small Copper 1 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD4179 Doreen Howard
26 Jul 2018 Small White 6 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD4179 Doreen Howard
14 Jul 2018 Meadow Brown 11 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD4179 Doreen Howard
14 Jul 2018 Small Copper 1 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD4179 Doreen Howard
14 Jul 2018 Small Skipper 12 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD4179 Doreen Howard
6 Jul 2018 Meadow Brown 18 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD4179 Doreen Howard
6 Jul 2018 Small Skipper 8 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD4179 Doreen Howard
6 Jul 2018 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD4179 Doreen Howard
9 Jun 2018 Common Blue 2 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD4179 Doreen Howard
9 Jun 2018 Small Heath 1 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD4179 Doreen Howard
28 Apr 2018 Small White 1 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD415790 D Jackson
20 Apr 2018 Peacock 1 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD4179 Doreen Howard
12 Jul 2017 Green-veined White 5 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD413794 Martin Chadwick 20 minutes on Merlewood bank at midday
12 Jul 2017 Large White 1 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD413794 Martin Chadwick 20 minutes on Merlewood bank at midday
12 Jul 2017 Meadow Brown 5 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD413794 Martin Chadwick 20 minutes on Merlewood bank at midday
12 Jul 2017 Small Skipper 3 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD413794 Martin Chadwick 20 minutes on Merlewood bank at midday
12 Jul 2017 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD413794 Martin Chadwick 20 minutes on Merlewood bank at midday
26 Jun 2017 Meadow Brown 2 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD4179 Doreen Howard cloudy and cool
17 Jun 2017 Common Blue 1 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD4179 Doreen Howard
31 May 2017 Common Blue 1 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD4179 Doreen Howard
31 May 2017 Speckled Wood 2 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD4179 Doreen Howard
9 Apr 2017 Peacock 1 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD4179 Doreen Howard
27 Mar 2017 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD413791 Martin Chadwick
26 Mar 2017 Comma 2 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD4179 Doreen Howard
26 Mar 2017 Peacock 1 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD4179 Doreen Howard
20 Sep 2016 Speckled Wood 4 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD4179 Doreen Howard
12 Jul 2016 Dark Green Fritillary 3 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD413795 Martin Chadwick Merlewood Bank. 30 minutes observation
12 Jul 2016 Meadow Brown 20 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD413795 Martin Chadwick Merlewood Bank. 30 minutes observation
12 Jul 2016 Small Skipper 1 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD413795 Martin Chadwick Merlewood Bank. 30 minutes observation
12 Jul 2016 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD413795 Martin Chadwick Merlewood Bank. 30 minutes observation
12 Jul 2016 Small White 2 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD413795 Martin Chadwick Merlewood Bank. 30 minutes observation
7 Jul 2016 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD4179 Doreen Howard
3 Jul 2016 Meadow Brown 6 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD4179 Doreen Howard
6 May 2016 Brimstone 1 Lindale Road Grange over Sands SD416792 David Eastlick male
21 Sep 2015 Brimstone 1 Slack Head Windermere Road Grange over Sands SD410791 David Eastlick male
17 Aug 2015 Common Blue 1 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD412793 Martin Chadwick 40 minute circuit of Merlewood Bank and top fields
17 Aug 2015 Gatekeeper 11 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD412793 Martin Chadwick 40 minute circuit of Merlewood Bank and top fields
17 Aug 2015 Green-veined White 11 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD412793 Martin Chadwick 40 minute circuit of Merlewood Bank and top fields
17 Aug 2015 Meadow Brown 45 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD412793 Martin Chadwick 40 minute circuit of Merlewood Bank and top fields
17 Aug 2015 Peacock 3 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD412793 Martin Chadwick 40 minute circuit of Merlewood Bank and top fields
17 Aug 2015 Small Skipper 4 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD412793 Martin Chadwick 40 minute circuit of Merlewood Bank and top fields
23 May 2015 Orange-tip 1 Lyndene Grange over Sands SD416794 David Eastlick
7 Jul 2014 Comma 1 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD411793 Martin Chadwick
7 Jul 2014 Common Blue 2 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD411793 Martin Chadwick
7 Jul 2014 Dark Green Fritillary 3 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD411793 Martin Chadwick
7 Jul 2014 Meadow Brown 40 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD411793 Martin Chadwick At least 40 in an hour at Merlewood bank and the top field
7 Jul 2014 Small Skipper 10 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD411793 Martin Chadwick
7 Jul 2014 Small Tortoiseshell 2 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD411793 Martin Chadwick At least 40 in an hour at Merlewood bank and the top field