Below are details of butterflies spotted in Bedfords Park - a really good number. All have been spotted by one of our members. Another reason for looking after our parks !
A female Silver-washed Fritillary was seen nectaring on Buddleia flowers near the Visitor Centre on 3rd August; a welcome addition to the list of butterflies recorded in the park. (A total of 26 species since 2003 - the EWT years). Bedfords Park LNR butterfly list 2003 - 2010: Small Skipper Essex Skipper Large Skipper Brimstone Clouded Yellow Small White Large White Green-veined White Orange Tip Purple Hairstreak White-letter Hairstreak Small Copper Brown Argus Common Blue Holly Blue Red Admiral Painted Lady Peacock Comma Small Tortoiseshell Silver-washed Fritillary Speckled Wood Gatekeeper Meadow Brown Ringlet Small Heath (No records of Wall Brown since the 1990's)