Dave Cheetham (January)
This tired beauty fluttered into our equipment stores today. I'm sure he won't be around for much longer but with snow still on the ground I think it is a pretty good effort for a butterfly to have kept going during one of the coldest January's I can remember.
It is a small tortoiseshell butterfly, one of our most familiar butterflies. The small tortoiseshell's main food plant is the common nettle, so they are unlikely to go hungry during the summer in north wales.