A new list of butterfly species was published by EcoRecord.
On the 17th July 2016 there was a butterfly count taken in Highbury Park. These are the results.
17th July 2016
Highbury Meadow (upper)11.20 am-12.20pm (warm, slight breeze)
Small White x 10
Ringlet x 17
Meadow Brown x 17
Gatekeeper x 1
Green Veined White x 1
Tortoiseshell x1 (on thistle)
Other x1 (inflight, not one of the above)
Result = 7 species, 48 butterflies
Plants in flower = Field Scabious x2, Knapweed x 2, Creeping buttercup, Red clover, White clover, Birdsfoot trefoil, Hairy tare, Campanula x1 ? Thistle