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The table below indicates by date order significant updates to this website during the last 6 months, including blog entries, so you can see at a glance if it has been changed since your last visit. Minor amendments are not included.

 9 Sep 2017

Advanced notification of site upgrade!

I am presently in the process of transferring my website to a new platform which will provide enhanced compatibility with mobile devices. The new site (which will have the same home page address www.purple-emperor.co.uk) will go live during October and will be immediately obvious, since the menu is incorporated into the banner, rather than down the left side.

One functional consequence is that hyperlinks to sub-pages (e.g. my blog page) which are saved as shortcuts or favourites on your computer will no longer work, and will need to be replaced. It is therefore recommended that you access the site via the homepage for the time being, or at least from early October, until the new site is live and links to sub-pages can be changed.

 3 Sep 2017Blog entry - September Can Be A Time Of Surprises
24 Aug 2017Blog entry - Final OWH Visit Highlights Pause In Summer Emergence 3 photos of Clouded Yellow, Silver-spotted Skipper and Adonis Blue posted to Recent Photos Gallery.
15 Aug 2017 Blog entry - Male Adonis Provides Highlight On St Catherine's Hill. 3 photos of Adonis Blue posted to Recent Photos Gallery.
13 Aug 2017 Blog entry - Brown Hairstreak Breeding In South Hampshire?
10 Aug 2017 Blog entry - Passing Clouded Yellow Provides Highlight During OWH Visit. 2 photos of Chalkhill Blue and Painted Lady posted to Recent Photos Gallery.
4 Aug 2017 Blog entry - Noar Hill Brown Hairstreak Luck Turns At Last! 5 photos of female Brown Hairstreak posted to Recent Photos Gallery.
1 Aug 2017 Blog entry - Grayling Doing OK But Fears For Keyhaven's 'Walls'. 3 photos of Grayling posted to Recent Photos Gallery.
30 Jul 2017 Blog entry - Silver-Spotted Skipper Holding Its Own At Oxenbourne. 4 photos posted to Recent Photos Gallery.
25 Jul 2017 Blog entry -  Shipton Bellinger Delivers In Style After Slow Start. 5 photos of Brown Hairstreak posted to Recent Photos Gallery.
21 Jul 2017 Blog entry - Poor Weather Saves Season From Premature Curtain Call!
17 Jul 2017 Blog entry - Shipton And Broughton Circuit. 2 photos of Comma and Common Blue posted to Recent Photos Gallery.
13 Jul 2017 Blog entry - Season Still Keeping Us Guessing On Emergence. 2 photos of Gatekeeper posted to Recent Photos Gallery.
10 Jul 2017 Blog entry - Late In The Season Feel to The Pastures - But Some Surprises. 4 photos of Silver-washed Fritillary, White Admiral, Small Copper and Purple Hairstreak posted to Recent Photos Gallery.

 7 Jul 2017

Blog entry - Early Season In Focus Again As Small Blue Takes Wing On Portsdown. 5 photos of Small Blue (second brood), Chalkhill Blue and Common Blue posted to Recent Photos Gallery.
5 July 2017 Blog entry - Dark Greens Supercharged, Chalkhills Just Out and Empress Keeps Her Distance. 4 photos of Dark Green Fritillary posted to Recent Photos Gallery.
1 Jul 2017 Blog entry - Not All Species Following Purple Emperor's Very Early Emergence. No photos today.
28 Jun 2017 Blog entry - Find Healthy Elms And You May Find White-Letters In Residence. 2 photos of White-letter Hairstreak posted to Recent Photos Gallery.
26 Jun 2017 Blog entry - Fermyn Delivers What It Does Best (Emperors!). 6 photos of Purple Emperor, Small Tortoiseshell, Silver-washed Fritillary and Comma posted to Recent Photos Gallery.
22 Jun 2017 Blog entry - Habitat Management Challenges Very Evident On Pitt Down. 4 photos of Dark Green Fritillary and Silver-washed Fritillary (taken yesterday) posted to Recent Photos Gallery.
21 Jun 2017 Blog entry - Emperor Gives Second Chance After Disturbing Him In West Wood. 4 photos of Purple Emperor posted to Recent Photos Gallery.
20 Jun 2017 Blog entry - Emperor Seen At Whiteley, Silver-Washed Still Going Crazy. 2 photos of White Admiral posted to Recent Photos Gallery.
18 Jun 2017 Blog entry - Browndown South Is Purple Again! 3 photos of Purple Hairstreak posted to Recent Photos Gallery.
17 Jun 2017 Blog entry - High Summer Period Really Kicking Off. 3 photos of White Admiral posted to Recent Photos Gallery.
16 Jun 2017 Blog entry - High Summer Butterfly Period About To Race Away?
12 Jun 2017 Blog entry - White-letter Hairstreak And Marbled White Take Wing At Cosham. 4 photos of White-letter Hairstreak (distant!), Marbled White and Comma, posted to Recent Photos Gallery.
9 Jun 2017 Blog entry - Bramshott's Thriving Colony Of Silver-studded Blue. 4 photos posted to Recent Photos Gallery.
8 Jun 2017 Blog entry - An Early Summer Flight Season Beckons.
1 Jun 2017 Blog entry - Eastern Clearing Losing Its Frit Appeal? 4 photos of Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary posted to Recent Photos Gallery.
25 May 2017 Blog entry - Small Pearls Stage Mini Revival In Bentley. Sorry no pics today (Frits too active!)
22 May 2017 Blog entry - Mating Adonis On OWH And Small Blue Doing Well On Portsdown. Four  photos of Adonis Blue (incl mating pair) and Small Blue posted to Recent Photos Gallery.
18 May 2017 Blog entry - Fresh Dukes And Marsh Fritillary In Wiltshire Wood. 4 photos of Marsh Fritillary, Duke Of Burgundy, Grizzled Skipper and Pearl-bordered Fritillary posted to Recent Photos Gallery.
13 May 2017 Blog entry - Fresh Marsh Frits And Adonis Showcase Martin Down. 5 photos of Marsh Fritillary, Adonis Blue and Brown Argus posted to Recent Photos Gallery.
10 May 2017 Blog entry - Pearls And Dukes In Central Hants. 5 photos of Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Duke Of Burgundy and Common Blue posted to Recent Photos Gallery
6 May 2017 Blog entry - Small Blue On The Wing At MHD. 6 photos of Green Hairstreak, Small Blue, Brown Argus and Orange Tip posted to Recent Photos Gallery.
2 May 2017 Blog entry - Pearl Count Well Below Par At Bentley. 3 photos (incl Dingy Skipper at Stephen's castle Down) posted to Recent Photos Gallery.
29 Apr 2017 Blog entry - Pearls Begin New Forest Emergence. 2 photos of Pearl-bordered Fritillary posted to Recent Photos Gallery.
22 Apr 2017 Blog entry - Duke Aberration At Oxenbourne But Butterfly Numbers Disappointing. 4 photos posted to Recent Photos Gallery.
18 Apr 2017 Blog entry - Duke And Dingy Show Up In Rake Bottom To Complete Full House. 6 photos of Green Hairstreak, Dingy Skipper, Grizzled Skipper and Duke of Burgundy posted to Recent Photos Gallery.
15 Apr 2017 Blog entry - Chill Wind Ensures Quiet Walk On Stephen's Castle Down. 2 photos of Orange Tip posted to Recent Photos Gallery.
14 Apr 2017 Blog entry - Butterflies Failing To Cope With Climate Change
9 Apr 2017 Blog entry - Soaring Temperatures Bring Out Noar's Dukes. 3 photos of Duke Of Burgundy posted to Recent Photos Gallery.
2 Apr 2017  Blog entry - Spring Butterflies Out In Force On Portsdown
31 Mar 2017  Blog entry - Butterfly Sightings Increase As Spring Weather Arrives
18 Mar 2017 Blog entry - First Emerged Species Flying In Hampshire