At last at last summer is beginning to show it's beautifull face, What! Early yesterday evening around 5.30 in a brief spell of about 10 minutes in warm sunshine I saw aprox; 15 Purple Hairstreaks around a few trees in Hornchurch CP, there must be dozens there. This is all they have been waiting for, it bodes well for the coming week or weeks even. I'm sure these ones are the vanguard for those to follow and we are going to be (inundated) with butterflies and bugs and hopefully the rest of the wildlife. At least there is plenty of flora waiting for them. What a relief this all is I was beginning to feel like a hermit.