I think Ben has to be a mind-reader because he’s got this week’s challenge just right. I mean… summer and rare in one sentence? Yes… we’ve had another season of confirmation that the earth’s warming is a myth stirred up by the scaremongers who have nothing really concrete to do with their time. However, that’s a story for another day.
For today I’ll stick to the results of the global cooling phenomenon. Yes, with no real signs of summer the insects that need the sustained warmth have become rare. Bees and butterflies are scarce. I reckon, if I compare my recordings for this year, that we are more than 60% down on sightings. So… when on a dull grey day I spot a Holly Blue I get excited!