Cretan Small Heath
Now, where was I? That's right, I was moaning about losing my mojo/religion and finding things a bit of a chore... the remedy was to disappear to Crete for a (mainly) non-natural history holiday with Katrina in the company of Fiona and Bill.
Of course I packed my binoculars and camera...
A modest bird and butterfly tally was made, and these - plus a bit of the scenery - will make up a few future posts. Until then, and as an appetiser, here is a Cretan butterfly endemic, the Cretan Small Heath. I found a handful on the Spinalonga peninsula, close to where we were staying in Elounda, on the north-east coast.