From Dave Phillips
Just a couple of observations from the season that’s now winding down:
Large numbers of purple emperors this year in Bearshanks Wood, a mile or two from Lady/Souther woods, Fermyn. Getting better every year in this sallow-rich habitat,
Most unusual sighting was this Saturday (July 27), at a Land Rover show at Billing Aquadrome -- a riverside venue of meadows (and caravans... and crowds) near Northampton. Pleasantly surprised to see a splendid male flying through the noise and clamour, at shoulder height. It was on the move, flying strongly and did not settle.