This early spring took an exceptional turn today when I encountered two Painted Ladies in the community garden. As a migrant species, in Yorkshire they typically make their first appearance of the year in March or April. I was aware that the odd individual had been viewed in the south or near the coast over the past month, but I wasn't expecting to find two together on my own patch.
Earlier, I'd found five Comma in some of their usual spots around Spring Wood and Tong Park and a fine toad on the path in Spring Wood (extras).
No Chiffchaffs yet though.
Butterfly Journal 2019
2. 24/02/19 Comma, Spring Wood, Baildon.
3. 24/02/19 Painted Lady, Hall Cliffe Community Garden, Baildon