A bit worried that the forecast strong winds could close the 2012 Purple Emperor season. This butterfly has a bad track record at surviving strong winds - hardly surprising as it roosts high up in tall trees.
The following interesting sightings have been reported -
A tattered male on an oak sap run at Hale Purlieu on the NW edge of the New Forest, 5th August, Dr Sue Clarke.
A windblown male around and then settling on the Chilterns Gateway centre building on Dunstable Downs, Beds, on 4th August, Jon Powell.
Sex uncertain, doing a twirl around an oak tree at Cookham & Maidenhead Commons at 6pm on 9th August, Pete Brash.
Keep them coming, the sillier the better...