I have been immersed in natural history since I was 18 and started work at the (then) Wildfowl Trust at Arundel. I met, worked and lived with some brilliant naturalists and a lifetime's obsession was born.
Birding was followed by mothing and the height of 'achievement' was obtained when a moth was given the above vernacular name in recognition of the fact that I trapped the first British record.
Sunday, 17 June 2012
I was supposed to making a June trip to the West Country last year to hunt down Large Blues and Cheddar Pink, but my Gran suddenly became unwell and I was involved with caring for her until she died.
The trip was replanned for this year and today this amazing butterfly joined my list.