The rare speckled wood butterfly reached the Isle of Lewis for the first time and the comma butterfly
arrived in Fife for the first time in nearly 200 years.
Jim Brady had comma butterfly
and carder bees still feeding on St Helens Road, Prescot, last week.
The Emperor dragonfly ( Britain's largest ( has also been seen in Northumberland, while the Comma butterfly
, once rare in Northumberland, is now a more frequent visitor.
Autumn feast: A comma butterfly
enjoys a feast of ivy nectar.
I watched my first comma butterfly
of the year at Marshside on March 25, joining the numerous peacock and small tortoiseshells already on the wing p In a North Wales quarry, John Reeve watched ravens feeding young at a nest on March 18, and closer to home, saw collared doves with quite large chicks at Cheshire Oaks.
According to the rangers, the Brimstone is a very bright yellow and the Comma butterfly
looks like an orange and brown withered leaf.