Delighted to be able to report the discovery of The One Butterfly in Kilndown Woods, on NT's Scotney Castle estate, Lamberhurst, on Mon July 20th.
I was leading an event for staff and volunteers so only had a little time, but managed to see two males around an avenue of tall Beech trees which are prominent in the landscape, at the top of the slope -
and seen from the famous garden (the moat there supports 23 breeding species of dragonfly!) -
That line of Beech is a classic high point territory.
I was also shown the wing of a male found in a garden just north of Lamberhurst.
This rather begs the question of how widespread iris is in the High Weald? Very, I suspect...