A lot of them use grasses, including skippers, marbled whites
, meadow brown and gatekeeper."
The trust said marbled whites
and meadow browns were a week to 10 days early at Denbies in Surrey and Exmoor, while the year's second generation of Duke of Burgundy and dingy skipper butterflies were spotted at Rodborough Common in Gloucestershire in late July - the earliest date ever.
Sir David is encouraging nature lovers in the North East to embrace the UK's long heritage of amateur natural history by counting Commas, Marbled Whites
, Small Coppers, Gatekeepers and other common butterflies between 19 July and 10 August.
Feel unabashed at lumping small and Essex skippers together and treating the large and small whites as ''cabbage whites'' -- instead enjoy your easy marbled whites
and peacocks ?
The site, which borders the Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries Special Area of Conservation is home to a variety of butterflies, including marbled whites
, green veined whites, meadow brown and common blue.
RELOCATION Marbled Whites
and Skipper butterflies, below, have been transported from the south.
Amongst the browns, meadow brown (the most recorded species), ringlet and marbled white
showed spectacular increases.