Butterflies animate our summers, but the 59 species found in the British Isles can be surprisingly elusive. Some bask unseen at the top of trees in London parks; others lurk at the bottom of damp bogs in Scotland.
A few survive for months while other ephemeral creatures only fly for three days. Several are virtually extinct. Simon Shepherd reads this bewitching book charting Patrick Barkham’s quest to find each of them - from the Adonis Blue to the Dingy Skipper - in one unforgettable summer.
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A strangely nostalgic book
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Are you a butterfly conservationist obsessive ?
It will continue to be high on my list to listen to during the winter until the butterflies come out again
When Patick Barkham sets himself the target of sighting and photographing all 59 British butterflies in one summer - which means travelling up and down the Brbtish Isles in his spare time - to the deterioration and breakup of his relationship with his girlfriend.
One of the butterflies, eg, a peacock or comma
No, it's good to go back to different chapters
Don't let your self come a butterfly obsessive but do take part in the annual Butterfly Conservation count as climate change, industrial farming practices etc take their toll on the butterfly and moth population.
- Penny Krantz