Until the last few months Butterflies were just coloured things that fluttered by occasionally in Summer and I never really took too much notice of them (in this country anyway), But I've become really interested in them and have been reading up on their life cycles and other stuff and even noting down what species I've seen on walks. There are quite a variety of Butterflies in the UK and I've racked up over 20 species this summer - including a couple I've never seen before (or noticed). We saw 7 different species alone on a walk yesterday. The most spectacular ?.........this one. A Purple Emperor - never seen one before this Summer, and a personal favourite.... A Comma - saw a few of these yesterday. Keep your eyes open - it's amazing what you can see.