So far this year we have recorded 14 species of butterflies. Most of these can still be seen at the beginning of June. Many more should shortly be flying as the summer butterflies emerge like the skippers. This week there has been small tortoiseshell, peacock, brown argus, brimstone, small heath and small copper. In the last few days, we have also seen the arrival of quite a few red admirals on the reserve. Good spots for butterflies include Sayer’s Breck trail for small heath / brown argus and the area around Double Decker.