To see one, look in damp places such as meadows, woodland clearings, hedgerows and along stream and riverbanks. However, they also regularly visit gardens as well!
While other butterflies hibernate to give them a head start in spring, the orange tip (Anthocharis cardamines
) is usually the first butterfly species to emerge from a chrysalis. Their name comes from the orange tips of the male’s forewings. Females lack the orange colouring, but like the males, have green and white mottling on the underside of the wings which helps sort them out from other white butterflies.
For more info see https://butterfly-conservation.org/butterflies/orange-tip