At last there appears to be some Small Coppers emerging, this butterfly has not had the best of times for the last couple of years so it was good to see several battling away today on the local patch. Most other butterflies are now showing their age although the odd Adonis Blue is still looking good. There are also large numbers of Speckled Wood flying at the moment. Most of the Wall Brown have now gone but there was a single female seen today that was in pretty good condition still. This will probably be the last decent individual seen this year unless a 3rd brood appears.