On March 4th 2008 the weather couldn't have been more different from today's dull, dreary, sogginess. The mild and sunny conditions had brought several butterflies out of hibernation and when I got a call from Steve saying that Bun had found a Large Tortoiseshell in his garden I don't think I'd ever moved so fast...even though at the time I didn't know where Bun's garden was!! A lucky few early arrivals got to see this rare beauty as it sunned itself on the trunk of an apple tree. All too soon it was warm enough to take to the the wing and was gone forever. A memorable day... good job Bun had popped home in his lunch break to drop off some bird food... or it wouldn't have been seen at all!!