She used her phone to picture sleeping orange-tip
butterflies in her garden in Berwick.
The meadows are also home to butterflies including the orange-tip
, comma, peacock, common blue and brimstone.
Now it has created a series of ales named after butterflies, including Red Admiral, Orange-tip
, and Gatekeeper.
Butterfly Conservation has reported fewer sightings than would be expected of spring butterflies such as the orange-tip
He also drew my attention to the numerous butterflies that were flying about, especially the ones with orange-tip
wings - apparently his favourites.
Among those suffering the worst year in 2008 since the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme began in 1976 were once regular sights in UK gardens such as the orange-tip
and the small tortoiseshell.
Maurice Pons reports male emperor moths with peacock butterflies at Leasowe last week, and orange-tip
butterfly there this week, with speckled wood in Liverpool.
Among the comeback kings is the orange-tip
, recorded in the 18th Cen tury in Northumberland, but which had disappeared by the 1920s.
A much smaller, but just as distinctive, species which usually appears at about the end of April is the orange-tip
Jim also had brimstone, orange-tip
and green veined white butterflies at Martin Mere, and his first red admiral of the year nearby.
Once-regular garden visitors including the orange-tip
and the small tortoiseshell were also among those suffering their worst year, the scheme run by Butterfly Conservation and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology revealed.
The Spring Index reveals that the mean dates of flowering hawthorn, horse-chestnut and the first sighting of the orange-tip
butterfly were 10-12 days earlier between 1998-2006 compared with 1900-1947.