In the past there has been a specific location beside a road, that the blue butterflies favoured. Unfortunately a well-meaning neighbour mowed back all the lovely long grass and habitat plants to make the roadside tidy. Where there had been plenty of blue butterflies in the past, since 2016 that area has been completely devoid of them.
I have searched and searched, for three summers, but not one butterfly was to be seen. In fact it was so disappointing that I gave up going that way with my camera.
Yesterday I did happen past the area and, just look, there were a few gorgeous Long-tailed Blues dancing happily in the late day sun. Some of them are quite tattered, indicating they have been there all summer, so it just shows that I should not have given up looking.
(Can you see me doing a happy dance?) 😊