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Date Species Number Site Town Grid ref. Recorder Comment Image
17 Aug 2017 Common Blue 32 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD192724 Chris Winnick 20oC 80% sun
23 Jun 2015 Common Blue 32 Lowca Brows Whitehaven NX978220 Mike and Lyn Mills 10 a.m. With cool breeze but full sun for the sheltered parts
23 Jun 2015 Common Blue 32 Lowca Brows Whitehaven NX978220 Mike and Lyn Mills 10 am, bit early and cool breeze - still!
11 Jul 2018 Gatekeeper 32 Copridding Wood Arnside SD4477 Dave O'Brien
13 Jul 2019 Grayling 32 White Scar Raven's Farm Levens SD461853 Chris Winnick 20oC 80% dull.
31 Jul 2017 Large White 32 River Lowther Whale NY516221 Sarah Mitchell
29 Jul 2019 Meadow Brown 32 Kendal Fell Kendal SD508931 Chris Winnick 20oC 90% sun. superb wild flowers!
27 Jun 2018 Meadow Brown 32 Sheepbarrow behind Hadwins Lindale SD419805 David Jackson On dry, rough grassland.
23 Jun 2014 Northern Brown Argus 32 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY740078 Phil Berry No bold white spots! Two individuals with faint white spots and (...)
3 Aug 2019 Peacock 32 Broomriggs Hawkshead SD363970 Paul Martin 22 degees, 70% sun
12 Aug 2018 Peacock 32 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY725067 Chris Winnick 21oC 20% sun very humid.
4 Jul 2019 Ringlet 32 Hutton Roof NNR Hutton SD547776 Chris Winnick 18oC 20 % Sun
30 Jun 2017 Ringlet 32 Arnside Heathwaite Arnside SD451767 David Gower
5 Jul 2016 Ringlet 32 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY729077 Chris Winnick 50% sun 17oC
1 Aug 2019 Small Skipper 32 Kendal Golf Course and Fell Kendal SD505931 Chris Winnick 22oC 40% sun.
11 Jul 2019 Small Skipper 32 Rickerby Park Carlisle NY403570 Martin Keiller Most resting on grasses near foot of SE-facing bank. 5:40pm, (...) 21261.jpeg
23 Jun 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 32 Rickerby Park Carlisle NY402569 Martin Keiller Along about 500m of path, mostly on or near bramble. 27073.jpeg
3 Aug 2019 Wall Brown 32 Bowness-on-Solway gravel pits Kirkbride NY2061 Keith Walton