|Green longhorn moth|
We were heading back towards the gate when we bumped into someone who asked us what we'd seen. He turned out to be Ched George, who is Butterfly Conservation's species champion for the Duke of Burgundy (they're "his babies", as he put it) and also the warden at Yoesden nature reserve. He showed us the best place to look and as soon as we got there he pointed one out, as if it was waiting for him to arrive!
|Duke of Burgundy|
We were lucky enough to see another three. They're very territorial, so once you see one, even if they fly off, you can be fairly confident they'll soon be back.
I'm still smiling after seeing them and it was great to meet up with a fellow enthusiast!
|Photographing the photographer, photographing a green hairstreak|