We went to a Butterfly Meadow this morning - see the Captain's log for pictures. Please note: A Butterfly Meadow. There was not a butterfly in sight. It was carpeted with cowslips - the Duke of Burgundy butterfly's favourite plant (apparently) - but not a Duke of B in sight. There were loads and loads of quite large black flies sort of hanging in the air. Mayflies? Although I had an idea that they were small. But not a Butterfly to be seen. Not even a rabbit to run away from me with flattering speed like last time.
However, when we got to the carpark the place was swarming with them - butterflies not rabbits.
Perhaps they can't read the signs?
It was a beautiful May morning though. The green on the trees is so new. I was watching it all and wondering how it would be if the Captain and I are still on the earth a thousand years from now (as I hope we will be) and if so, will we come back on an early May morning to find the spot where we saw the butterflies today.