High Weald

brimstone The Brimstone, Gonepteryx rhamni is a large, very bright greeny yellow butterfly. The female is much more pale, almost white.

One of the first butterflies to appear each year, it can be seen in sunny positions in scrubby grassland, woodland, hedgerows, and open ground wherever Buckthorn and Alder Buckthorn are available. The butterfly ranges widely and is often found flying along roadside verges and tracks with hedgerows.