During the summer of 2013, the RSPB carried out a farmland bird survey on my land with a note also taken of butterfly species.

If my knowledge of birds is a bit sketchy, my acquaintance with butterflies is just above zero. I suppose it’s what you would describe as a learning curve. Perhaps I have seen meadow browns, ringlets, speckled woods, and green veined whites as I walked across fields, but it is equally likely that I thought they were moths.