Saturday, August 10, 2013

From David Halford

I live in North Herts, between Baldock and Stevenage, on the edge of a village overlooking fields and woodland. I have today found a live female Emporer butterfly in my greenhouse. It is now outside, looking a little bit dazed! I have taken a photo of it for posterity. This is the first time I have seen such a butterfly since moving here in 1988.
Is this a rare sighting for this part of the world?
David Halford

1 comment:

Liz Goodyear said...

The butterfly is present in the Hitch Wood and Knebworth complexes.
This link will give you some information on the status in Hertfordshire (reports at bottom of page)
This link will tell what is going on in Hertfordshire