At last! It’s been a long wait. The first Large Red sightings have already been posted on the BDS website, with Dorset leading Hampshire by nearly a week.
However after a hopeful visit to the New Forest today I am pleased to announce the Large Reds are finally appearing! At Broomy Pond today there were at least 30 tenerals to be seen, desperately clinging to the heather in the wind.
After a long winter they were such a pleasure to watch, and a chance to get my eye in again for photo oppotunities.
Looking forward to the new season with a renewed passion, but then I always thought I would!