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Sunday was a day of two butterfly first-sightings.

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Not only did I see my first ever Long-tailed blue but I also saw my first Adonis blues – and what stunning creatures they are! Aptly named after the Greek god of beauty and desire, the Adonis is an almost unbelievable shade of cobalt blue that shimmers when the sun catches it.

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These are not butterflies we see in south Wales so I was really hoping to find some during my short break in East Sussex, and I did! These two were enjoying the sunshine and the wildflowers at the Malling Down Nature Reserve.

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