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News Archive for Jan 2020

29 Jan 2020

Active Admiral at Axmansford.. A Red Admiral seen on snowdrops in the garden, in late morning sunshine. [Posted by Andy Bolton]

21 Jan 2020

Brimstone at Compton Down. A female Brimstone was flying around the back of the gardens where Oliver's Battery meets Compton Down at lunchtime today. Temperature no more than 5 degrees. [Posted by Rupert Broadway]

19 Jan 2020

Peacock at Titchfield Haven. While walking along a frosty Titchfield Canal Path in glorious sunshine but with the air temperature around 6 degrees I was surprised to be passed by a Peacock butterfly! [Posted by Chris Rose]

11 Jan 2020

The first butterfly this year in Overton Parish.. Belated news from Southington, a Small Tortoiseshell seen sun-bathing on roadside Privet on 10th (per Alison Hutchins). [Posted by Peter E. Hutchins]

07 Jan 2020

The first local sighting this year?. Good afternoon and a Happy New Year to you all.

I've just received a mailing reporting the first local, Borough of Basingstoke, butterfly sighting this year - a Peacock in a Meadow Road front garden late this morning (per Doug. Kelson). [Posted by Peter E. Hutchins]

First of 2020 on Portsdown Hill. On a ridiculously mild morning I came across this lovely Red Admiral appreciating the warm sunshine by basking on a telegraph pole on Portsdown hill. [Posted by Mark Tutton]

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Red Admiral
Photo © Mark Tutton