Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
More discoveries. NEW: Zeiss Victory SF 32

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Greenhouse Comma.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old Tuesday 23rd March 2010, 13:05   #1
BazR
bazr
 
BazR's Avatar

 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Doncaster
Posts: 3,399
Greenhouse Comma.

Got my first butterfly this aftrernoon. I was working in the greenhouse, when from nowhere a Comma Butterfly popped up. It was in really good condition, so it must have wintered well.
This morning, I was taking compost from a bag when I scooped out a Ladybird, also in lovely condition. It had obviously hibernated in the bag, but I don't know if the Comma had come into the greenhouse today, or if it had also hibernated there. Things are beginning to move.

Baz.
__________________
Laugh and the world laughs with you; cry and you wet your shirt.

Spike Milligan
BazR is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2007 2008 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Tuesday 23rd March 2010, 15:15   #2
Pam_m
Registered User
 
Pam_m's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: West Midlands
Posts: 10,401
Blog Entries: 27
How lovely, Baz! I did see a butterfly fly through my garden a couple of weeks ago, no ID but I would imagine a Comma, I have also seen a couple of Ladybirds and my first Bumblebee was yesterday!
__________________
Nature holds all the answers go outside and ask some questions open your heart and listen to the response! ~Amethyst Wyldfyre

'Flying High' My Blog
Pam_m is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Tuesday 23rd March 2010, 15:50   #3
Kits
Social Media Editor
BF Supporter 2020
 
Kits's Avatar

 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 150,101
I saw a pair of Brimstones in the garden last Thursday and a huge bumblebee on Friday.
__________________
Kits

"Sail away from safe harbor. Explore. Dream. Discover." Mark Twain
Kits is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Tuesday 23rd March 2010, 17:33   #4
Chris-Leeds
Registered User
 
Chris-Leeds's Avatar

 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Leeds
Posts: 2,041
I saw a medium sized butterfly today, not close enough to ID but was dark coloured.
__________________
Chris.
Chris-Leeds is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Tuesday 23rd March 2010, 19:38   #5
Wendy Morris
Registered User
 
Wendy Morris's Avatar

 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Dorset, England
Posts: 8,179
I have had a couple of Brimstones in the last week and also Small Tortoiseshells, one of which flew out of the summerhouse when I opened it on Sunday! Like Baz, not sure if it has spent the winter in there or not. There are certainly plenty of nooks and crannies for it!
__________________
Wendy.

Time spent on things that make you happy is never wasted.

Wendy Morris is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Monday 29th March 2010, 23:46   #6
Cristian Mihai
Cristian Mihai
 
Cristian Mihai's Avatar

 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Bucharest
Posts: 16,863
On March 25th I saw my first Peacock butterfly of the year (in Bucharest). On March 27th I saw two more individuals and I succeeded to take some shots with them. In the same day I also saw a moth from the species Purple-barred Yellow.
Cristian Mihai is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Tuesday 30th March 2010, 17:23   #7
bill moss
Registered User

 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: s. glos
Posts: 3,802
Hi Baz,

Good news indeed.

Haven't seen any Butterflies this year, Haven't seen a Ladybird for 2 years!

Plenty of assorted Bees around (and that Queen Wasp) but nothing today as the weather has deteriorated.

Bill
bill moss is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Saturday 3rd April 2010, 04:40   #8
Cristian Mihai
Cristian Mihai
 
Cristian Mihai's Avatar

 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Bucharest
Posts: 16,863
Yesterday, April 2nd, I saw for the first time this spring a White (a butterfly from genus Pieris).
Cristian Mihai is offline  
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
Reply


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Greenhouse birding 2 JimMorris Birds & Birding 4 Tuesday 24th June 2008 20:02
Greenhouse birding JimMorris Birds & Birding 3 Monday 23rd June 2008 15:49
Guardian of My Greenhouse. BazR Birds & Birding 12 Sunday 9th September 2007 18:12
Greenhouse Blackie update. BazR Birds & Birding 12 Thursday 12th April 2007 18:23
Baby bird - Greenhouse warning. BazR Birds & Birding 10 Tuesday 10th April 2007 23:59

{googleads}

Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.20832705 seconds with 20 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 04:25.