And the main butterfly we spoke about was the fabled Duke of Burgandy, which Helen was particularly interested in. I hadn't seen them at all this year but had a feeling that this week, with the High pressure that came in today, could be the week. So after doing the transect today I nipped into our coppiced spot at the bottom of Stockbridge Down and stood still for about 5 minutes and Bingo! They had returned with the sun and i saw at least 4 of them flitting around. A glorious sight.
|Welcome back Dukes!|