Following a very poor start to the season caused by the exceptionally long and cold winter, the numbers of several species of butterflies have really bounced back, helped by the the prolonged hot spell.

Recorded numbers of ringlets. gatekeepers, peacocks, small whites and small skippers are all showing at least a 100% increase over those recorded in 2011 & 2012.

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