Africa to Britain with the Painted Lady

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Painted Lady by Harry Appleyard, Tattenhoe Park 5 June 2016

In case you missed it, this 90 minute documentary is available on the iPlayer until 19 AUgust 2017

The migration of the painted lady has long fascinated scientists, artists and nature lovers alike. The longest butterfly migration on earth, it sees millions of these delicate creatures travel from the desert fringes of north Africa, across thousands of miles of land and sea, before settling in the UK.

Click here to view on the iPlayer: BBC iPlayer – The Great Butterfly Adventure: Africa to Britain with the Painted Lady