Saturday, January 12, 2013


I have recently come across the following preposterous statement: 'The Purple Emperor butterfly haunts especially the richly coloured geranium on which it is very difficult to detect.'  This utter tosh is by a Victorian 'nature' writer called John Watson who wrote in the 1880s as an imitator of the great Richard Jefferies (a friend of Savernake and the Emperor). 

We are trying to find out where Watson's mortal remains lies, so that we can exhume his corpse and use it as a bait next July, and stick his skull on a pike at the entrance to Fermyn Woods. 

Has anyone come across a more disgraceful inaccuracy?

Disgusted of Tetbury

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