In early June this year I wandered of to the Rhodope Mountains in Bulgaria on a Butterfly Trip with three other companions. My aim was to see an Apollo, one of the most spectacular species of Butterfly in Europe and a Red Data Species.
I still have the 1960’s Brooke Bond Tea Card Album by the late Sir Peter Scott and can remember the Apollo being my favourite card in the series. I thought at the time, as a young lad, one day I hope to see one. Well some 50 years later, sure enough I did and my first sighting took my breath away.
All the best