The Guardian newspaper reports that we may have a new native - the Long-tailed blue butterfly. It seems it's been detected laying eggs on the perpetual sweet-pea (not, I confess, a favourite of mine being pretty but scentless). Click here for the full story.
No photo yet on Butterfly Conservation's website - but keep a look out next summer and perhaps yours could be there.
The new page banner pic is of course Abby Eaton's of the Hobby - seems appropriate for what's supposed to be fast news!
If it's not me, Elizabeth Forbes, website editor (keen but ignorant), I'll say so.