March 2006

Comma butterfly Peacock butterfly Red Admiral butterfly Small Tortoiseshell butterfly

Brimstone, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral and Small Tortoiseshell butterflies hibernate over the winter months and wake up in March.

I have recorded sightings in my journal - a blog about British butterflies - over the past two years. The individual butterfly pages hold details of sightings over 8 years.

I had Leukaemia in 2004 and was treated with chemotherapy. Bone Marrow failure was diagnosed in September 2005, with the return of cancer cells in October. I had a Stem Cell (Bone Marrow) Transplant on 30 December 2005. (see Life after Leukaemia blog for more details). I am still hibernating - just like the above butterflies - and am not available to answer your queries yet.

Linda Walls

After Linda's death in 2006, this site has not been updated, but, in keeping with her wishes, I will endeavour to keep it online. Please email if you have any queries [but not about butterflies - Linda was the expert, not me]: