On such a fabulous day it was great to get my butterfly year up and running.
Following several sessions of scrub clearance when I had seen the odd Wall Brown larvae I decided today to go and have a look to see if the early signs of better numbers was still holding up.
My highest ever count of these larvae was a couple of different counts of 40 a couple of years ago. Today it didn't take me very long to reach that number, and after reaching 50 I called a halt. Many of the tussocks had multiple larvae in them and I have never found it so easy to spot them.
During the count I also had 2 Peacock flying around me, and fortunately one of them landed so I could grab some photos. Both were different to the Peacock I had seen on the last day of 2020. That one had some wing damage that todays butterflies didn't have.