I was extremely blessed mid afternoon today to find this fabulous butterfly feeding on some dog poo on Wimbledon Common.
I held my breath as I thought it was a Purple Emperor and then as the sun shone so did the purple colouring reveal itself!
Took some lovely photos and spent about 29 minutes with him before I put him back down and carried on with my walk.
1st time in 20 years on the Common that I've seen one.
Is Wimbledon Common a known location for iris, anyone? - Derek