Green Hairstreak

We couldn’t resist taking advantage of the beautiful weather and headed back to the Canvey Wick nature reserve where we saw and heard the nightingales a few days ago. This morning, however, we were on the trail of the elusive green hairstreak butterfly (Callophrys rubi), shy creatures which can be nearly impossible to spot amongst the Hawthorne leaves where they like to bask. Walking slowly and carefully, our patience paid off as we finally glimpsed that flash of bright metallic green wings.

Jeff Saward

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  1. So great to see you are writing again! I love the way you can create such wonder and magic with your words. Also so great to see Jeff as part of that energy! and we are looking so forward to seeing you both this year.

    Love You Both!

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