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Date Species Number Site Town Grid Ref. V. County Recorder Comment Image
18 Sep 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 28 Holehird Gardens Windermere NY411007 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 18oC sun most on Hemp Agrimony and Sedum in walled garden
14 Sep 2020 Red Admiral 28 Holehird Gardens Windermere NY410007 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick sun 24oC most on Hemp Agrimony
14 Sep 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 28 Whale Penrith NY497260 VC69 Westmorland Sarah Mitchell
18 Jul 2020 Meadow Brown 28 Birkshill Raughton Head NY377431 VC70 Cumberland Keith Temple
6 Jul 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 28 Bird's Park Reservoir and Paddy Lane Kendal SD5393 VC69 Westmorland Philip Key
24 Aug 2019 Peacock 28 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7244406548 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind at lime kilns
7 Aug 2019 Peacock 28 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY728070 VC69 Westmorland Keith Temple
29 Jul 2019 Meadow Brown 28 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD189711 VC69 Westmorland Helen Wallace 20C. N. slagbank.
12 Jul 2019 Meadow Brown 28 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD189708 VC69 Westmorland Helen Wallace Very windy. south slag.
3 Jul 2019 Ringlet 28 Loughrigg Ambleside NY356051 VC69 Westmorland Andrew Rhodes
3 Jul 2019 Small Skipper 28 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD189712 VC69 Westmorland Helen Wallace 20c. Breezy in places.
28 Jun 2019 Dark Green Fritillary 28 Holme Stinted Pastures Clawthorpe SD544786 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 23oC 100% sun but breeze
28 Jun 2019 Small Heath 28 Dore head Wasdale head NY175096 VC70 Cumberland Helen Wallace Footpath from Dore head to Red Pike flanks at 804 metres. No Mt (...)
26 Jun 2019 Meadow Brown 28 Rickerby Park Carlisle NY401568 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
19 Apr 2019 Green Hairstreak 28 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD443819 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 22oC 100% sun
19 Apr 2019 Green Hairstreak 28 Roudsea Moss and Woods Haverthwaite SD334825 VC69 Westmorland Tom and Felix Fitter
8 Aug 2018 Common Blue 28 Walney Island Barrow-in-Furness SD170709 VC69 Westmorland Helen Wallace W of airfield, S of NR. Most worn.
5 Aug 2018 Peacock 28 Whitbarrow White Scar Levens SD460852 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 22oC Sunny
26 Jul 2018 Grayling 28 Whitbarrow White Scar Levens SD460853 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 26oC 90% sun
26 Jul 2018 Scotch Argus 128 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY727070 VC69 Westmorland Tom Dunbar PM partial visit. Latest 6.30pm 15787.jpeg
25 Jul 2018 Peacock 28 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY727069 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 24oC 90% sun
22 Jul 2018 Small Copper 28 Rickerby Park Carlisle NY401568 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller 4 - 5pm, warm, mostly sunny, light breeze. All seen from 420m of (...) 15568.jpeg
21 Jul 2018 Green-veined White 28 Eycott Hill Nature Reserve Berrier NY394301 VC70 Cumberland Sarah Mitchell
4 Jul 2018 Dark Green Fritillary 28 Holme Stinted Pastures Burton-in-Kendal SD544786 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 250C Full sun.
5 Jun 2018 Small Heath 28 Mawbray Banks Mawbray NY083472 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
11 Jul 2017 Small Heath 28 Blitterlees Beach Silloth NY100525 VC70 Cumberland John Callion
26 Jun 2017 Dark Green Fritillary 28 Holme Park Fell Burton-in-Kendal SD545788 VC69 Westmorland Sue and Finn Bugge
5 Aug 2016 Small Tortoiseshell 28 Harriston Aspatria NY165415 VC70 Cumberland John Callion WCBS
23 Jun 2016 Small Heath 28 Tarn Sike Raisbeck NY665076 VC69 Westmorland Sarah Mitchell
3 Jun 2016 Small Heath 28 Barrowmouth Whitehaven NX960158 VC70 Cumberland Mike and Lyn Mills
29 May 2016 Small Heath 28 Lowca Brows Whitehaven NX979219 VC70 Cumberland Mike and Lyn Mills
17 Aug 2015 Green-veined White 28 Casterton Kirkby Lonsdale SD624781 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick
13 Aug 2015 Common Blue 28 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY725068 VC69 Westmorland Brian Snell Only 2 females seen
25 Jul 2015 Small Skipper 28 Haweswater Burnbanks NY500160 VC69 Westmorland Sarah Mitchell
21 Jul 2014 Meadow Brown 28 Hutton Roof Common Burton-in-Kendal SD547778 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 22oC and 50% sun with a very light wind. All seen over a period (...)