16th May 2017. One of my targets for this year was to see the Duke of Burgundy butterfly, It is a name that has fascinated me since I was a child. With a lot of research I set out to my nearest site Totternhoe old quarry in Bedfordshire 130 miles away!
It was a great success with sightings of six individuals, not all pristine, but they are renowned fighters. A bonus was two early small blues, another species new to me.
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