Although Brown Hairstreaks have already been reported further south we are still awaiting our first sighting in Worcs. Made my first early morning visit to one of our known assembly trees yesterday but no success so did a Big Butterfly Count instead. Over the last few years we have always seen our first Brown Hairstreak before the end of July but this year looks as if it is the exception. It has been a decidedly odd season with a number of species on the late side and it is only now, for example, that Peacocks are beginning to be seen on a regular basis. Anyway, hopefully not too much longer to wait!