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Date Species Number Site Town Grid ref. Recorder Comment Image
15 Aug 2019 Painted Lady 100 Home garden Troutbeck Cumbria NY414007 Stephen Sutton 23129.jpeg
5 Aug 2019 Scotch Argus 100 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY771088 Andrew Cornall 18c,blustery cold wind, brief sunny spells, then they were (...) 22676.jpeg
15 Jul 2019 Small Heath 100 Mawbray Banks Mawbray NY083473 Martin Keiller 12-2pm, sunny and warm with a light breeze. A very low estimate (...)
15 Jul 2019 Meadow Brown 100 West Beach dunes S of harbour Silloth NY102530 Martin Keiller 3-4.30pm, sunny periods, warm with light breeze. A low estimate (...)
3 Jul 2019 Meadow Brown 100 Watchtree Nature Reserve Great Orton NY307537 Martin Keiller SW part of reserve. Abundant in all areas.
2 Jul 2019 Painted Lady 100 Yewbarrow Witherslack SD4384 Martin Chadwick BC field trip. Five observers wandered over much of Yewbarrow. (...)
28 Jun 2019 Meadow Brown 100 Latterbarrow Nature Reserve Witherslack SD443830 Ian Tallon 14.00-15.20 Numerous 20289.jpeg
27 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 100 Hartsop Dodd Hartsop NY411118 Ian Watts Very warm, 100% sun, strong breeze. The largest concentration (...) 20249.jpeg
27 Jun 2019 Small Heath 100 Grey Knotts (NW slopes) Honister NY216133 Pete Barron Bright & sunny 20c
9 Jun 2019 Small Heath 100 Irton Fell Nether Wasdale NY129020 Tom and Felix Fitter
22 Apr 2019 Green Hairstreak 100 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD443818 John Mounsey Sunny, easterly breeze. 10 seen on the open heath, but large (...) 18374.jpeg
13 Jul 2018 Green-veined White 100 Ulpha meadow Meathop SD457809 Martin Chadwick Mid afternoon, after a morning of steady rain a brief spell of (...)
26 Jun 2018 Ringlet 100 Howe Ridding Woods Witherslack SD433870 Brian Chandler Very hot, no breeze, early afternoon
25 Jun 2018 Green-veined White 100 Hallow Bank, Kentmere Pike Kentmere NY462067 David Jackson Clouds, too many to count, on Marsh Thistle/rushes of hillside (...)
25 Jun 2018 Small Heath 100 Kentmere Fells Kentmere NY438082 David Jackson Too many to count, at all elevations on all fells of Kentmere (...)
10 Jun 2018 Large Heath 100 White Moss Broughton in Furness SD220857 Helen Wallace Both sides of boardwalk
3 Jun 2018 Marsh Fritillary 100 Finglandrigg Wood Kirkbride NY275572 Chris Winnick 19oC Just past peak.....many mating and egg laying.
30 May 2018 Small Heath 100 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY125019 Tom and Felix Fitter
27 May 2018 Marsh Fritillary 100 Finglandrigg Wood Kirkbampton NY277567 Graeme Baker
27 May 2018 Common Blue 100 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD188710 Tom and Felix Fitter Too many to count!
10 Aug 2017 Scotch Argus 100 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY744079 Andrew Cornall When the sun came out, everywhere you looked, there were Scotch (...) 11489.jpeg
24 Jun 2017 Ringlet 100 Latterbarrow Witherslack Witherslack SD440827 Ian Tallon & Mike Roberts Ringlets everywhere - probably well in excess of 100 from (...)
21 Jun 2017 Ringlet 100 Soddy Gap Great Broughton NY070323 K Hamilton Lots of ringlets around now,, at least 100 in 45mins, (...)
19 Jun 2017 Small Heath 100 Ling Fell Wythop Wythop Mill NY172282 John Callion this will be an underestimate, they were everywhere
25 May 2017 Marsh Fritillary 100 Finglandrigg Wood Kirkbampton NY2756 Martin Keiller Just counting those I could see easily from the path, there were (...) 9227.jpeg
5 Aug 2016 Scotch Argus 100 Smardale Gill Newbiggin on Lune NY726067 David Eastlick gave up counting reliably because there were so many on the (...) 6785.jpeg
21 Jul 2016 Green-veined White 100 Bardsea Bardsea SD290757 Brian Snell Phenomenal sight, all flying in area about 40m X 40m feeding on (...)
8 Jun 2016 Small Heath 100 Finglandrigg Wood Kirkbampton NY272569 Martin Keiller 7492.jpeg
5 Jun 2016 Small Heath 100 Irton Fell Eskdale Green NY126020 Steven Holmes
31 May 2016 Marsh Fritillary 100 Finglandrigg Wood Kirkbampton NY274570 Jim Nicholson
19 Aug 2015 Scotch Argus 100 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY730075 Andrew Cornall Super Abundant, literally everywhere 3553.jpeg
12 Aug 2015 Scotch Argus 100 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY728074 Graeme Baker
15 Jul 2014 Meadow Brown 100 Mawbray Banks Mawbray NY084475 John Callion
16 Jun 2014 Ringlet 100 Soddy Gap Little Broughton NY071323 K Hamilton this is conservative estimate, they are all over the site