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When I spotted this little Brown argus butterfly (Aricia agestis) in the RSPB reserve at Dungeness in Kent, I thought it was a first for me, but I was wrong.

180724 Brown argus Dungeness

It turns out I had actually seen one two days earlier during a walk along ancient footpaths in the Cuckmere Valley in East Sussex, but I hadn’t realised until I’d had a really good look at my photos.

180724 Brown argus CuckmereValley

And then, when I got home and rechecked the photos on my computer of another very similar butterfly, it turned out that I had actually seen my very first Brown argus at Cosmeston, my local country park, back in August 2017.

180724 Brown argus Cosmeston

Why was I so confused? Check back in tomorrow and I’ll show you.