Large Skipper

Large Skipper

Large Skipper (Ochlodes faunus): This butterfly is found in sheltered areas of grassland, where grasses grow tall. It emegres from June and has one generation each year. The caterpillars eat a variety of foodplants, including birds-foot trefoil and brambles. In

Orange Tip

Orange Tip

Orange Tip (Anthocharis cardamines): This brightly-coloured butterfly (the males at least) is seen from April until early June, when females who lack the orange tips of the male look for plants like cuckoo-flower and garlic mustard on which to lay

Large White

Large White

Large White (Pieris brassicae): The larger of the two Cabbage White butterflies that infest gardens and farms across the UK. A friend planted a ‘sacrifice’ crop of nasturtium in his garden; however, once the caterpillars had finished them, they finished

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta): This beautiful butterfly can be seen at almost any time of year. Not strictly a hibernator, it overwinters in a torpor, rather than full hibernation, becoming active during warm winter days. Another that uses nettles as