Today I saw and photographed my first white admiral butterfly. It’s a relatively scarce butterfly, but that wasn’t why I was so excited. You see, when I was a child I had a book on butterflies and was fascinated by the white admiral and purple emperor. I spent many hours trying to spot them in and around my home in Gloucester – fruitlessly, since they don’t appear in many housing estates.
But all of that means a that today’s small accomplishment was the final fulfilment of a childhood dream – wel, part of it anyway. Sometime soon I’m going to go and look for the purple emperor, too.