Butterfly Watching Cotterdale Yorkshire Dales

Butterfly Watching

Holiday Cottage Cotterdale Hawes


Butterfly watching holiday cottage Cotterdale Hawes Yorkshire Dales

Orange Tip Anthocharis cardamines

Butterfly watching holiday cottage Cotterdale Hawes Yorkshire Dales

Common Blue Polyommatus icarus

Butterfly watching holiday cottage Cotterdale Hawes Yorkshire Dales

Large White Pieris brassicae

Butterfly watching holiday cottage Cotterdale Hawes Yorkshire Dales

Peacock Inachis io

Butterfly watching holiday cottage Cotterdale Hawes Yorkshire Dales

Small Blue Cupido minimus

Butterfly watching holiday cottage Cotterdale Hawes Yorkshire Dales

Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta

Butterfly watching holiday cottage Cotterdale Hawes Yorkshire Dales

Green Hairstreak Callophrys rubi

Butterfly watching holiday cottage Cotterdale Hawes Yorkshire Dales

Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria

Butterfly watching holiday cottage Cotterdale Hawes Yorkshire Dales

Small White Pieris rapae

Butterfly watching holiday cottage Cotterdale Hawes Yorkshire Dales

Green Veined White Pieris napi

Butterfly watching holiday cottage Cotterdale Hawes Yorkshire Dales

Green Veined White Pieris napi

Butterflies come in an amazing array of colours. These insects certainly add a splash of colour to your holiday cottage garden.

Sitting in your holiday cottage garden, walking through Cotterdale wood or whilst having a stroll along the fells you will see the most delightful and brightly coloured butterflies waft past you on a breeze.

The beautiful butterfly photographs on our website were all taken by Mr G Baker whilst on a Butterfly watching holiday in Cotterdale Hawes Yorkshire Dales. The butterflies were seen and photographed at or within half a mile of the holiday cottage Cotterdale Hawes.

'These are the butterflies I've photographed so far, I've seen the Wood white and Brimstone but haven't managed to get decent shots of them yet. With the diversity of habitat around the holiday cottage Cotterdale Hawes I'm sure there are more depending on the time of year.' Below is some basic information on each species.
Mr G Baker

Green Veined White seen between April and beginning of June and again at the end of July through August in woodland and damp meadows.( common ).

Large White seen between May through to the beginning of September in gardens and meadows. ( common ).

Small White seen between March through May and from the end of June to September in gardens and meadows. (common ).

Red Admiral seen between June through to early October in gardens, hedgerows and open woodland. ( fairly common )

Small Tortoiseshell seen almost all year even in winter when hibernating butterflies can awaken on sunny mild days, found everywhere especially gardens. ( common ).

Painted Lady seen between end of May through June and again through August and September in gardens and rough ground especially hillsides. ( fairly common ).

Speckled Wood seen between March and September in woodland, hedgerows and lane edges ( some years more common than others ).

Orange Tip seen between May and June in gardens, open woodland and especially sunny hillsides ( fairly common )

Green Hairstreak seen between May and June in meadows and open woodland. ( fairly common but small and very well camouflaged ).

Common Blue seen between June and end of September on hillsides and rough ground ( not as common as it's name suggests ).

Small Blue seen between mid May and beginning of July on grassy slopes and gardens ( not common ).

Peacock seen between July all year through May, as with the small tortoiseshell even in winter if mild. almost everywhere, especially in gardens with budlia bushes. ( common).

Small Copper seen between April and end of October on hillsides and rough ground. A small butterfly that is difficult to follow in flight. ( fairly common ).

Meadow Brown seen between July to October any grassy areas and hillsides also in open woodland. ( common ).


Butterfly watching holiday cottage Cotterdale Hawes Yorkshire Dales

Green Veined White Pieris napi

Butterfly watching holiday cottage Cotterdale Hawes Yorkshire Dales

Small Blue Cupido minimus

Butterfly watching holiday cottage Cotterdale Hawes Yorkshire Dales

Small White Pieris rapae

Butterfly watching holiday cottage Cotterdale Hawes Yorkshire Dales

Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae

Butterfly watching holiday cottage Cotterdale Hawes Yorkshire Dales

Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas

Butterfly watching holiday cottage Cotterdale Hawes Yorkshire Dales

Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta

Butterfly watching holiday cottage Cotterdale Hawes Yorkshire Dales

Small White Pieris rapae

Butterfly watching holiday cottage Cotterdale Hawes Yorkshire Dales

Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

Butterfly watching holiday cottage Cotterdale Hawes Yorkshire Dales

Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

Butterfly watching holiday cottage Cotterdale Hawes Yorkshire Dales

Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

Butterfly watching holiday cottage Cotterdale Hawes Yorkshire Dales

Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina