The spectacle of Red Admirals
and Small Tortoiseshells flitting around buddleia bushes is one of the classic sights of British summertime.
The small tortoiseshell enjoyed its best year for a decade last summer but migrants, including red admirals
and painted lady, struggled.
Charlie Mann, trainer of Red Admiral
"He's had a good break and come back in great form.
The men broke into a flat above the Red Admiral
pub in Boston Avenue just before 1am on Sunday, before forcing their way into the bar and assaulting the member of staff.
So far in 2015 the conservation charity has already received sightings of snowdrops at 120 locations across the country, 74 records of hazel catkins and even sightings of ladybirds, and small tortoiseshell, peacock and red admiral
Ladybirds, which normally appear in mid-March, have been seen in Crewe; Brimstone, Red Admiral
, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Comma and Speckled Wood sightings have all been reported to Butterfly Conservation.
Firefighters were called to Red Admiral
Court in Lobley Hill, Gateshead, at around 5.
Striker Paul Wilkinson's signature is among those on the Boro shirt, which is a short-sleeved red Admiral
shirt, with a club badge and ICI sponsorship logo.
My own favourite is the Red Admiral
, which I have seen as late as November, with its vivid contrast of black and scarlet, and the dazzle of the scarlet subdued by splashes of black and white dots on its wings.
However the runner-up has hardly upheld the form and it may be better looking to either Mount Oscar or Red Admiral
to bring home the prize.
SMALL fields have never been a barrier to excitement over jumps, and that point was underlined in the Grade 2 novice chase won by Red Admiral
butterfly cushion made from hand-embroidered, felted wool, pounds 80, Jan Constantine, 01270 821194, www.