Read about highlights from recent tours to India ...

Partners Jane Dixon and Adam Dudley are Naturetrek tour leaders and ground agents in the USA.

I had, for some time, suspected that the Brown Hairstreak butterfly might be present in the extensive untrimmed blackthorn hedges surrounding the meadows and horse paddocks at the Naturetrek office in Chawton, but a brief glimpse of a late adult in September 2016 was all I had to show for it.

The Pyrenees have been my wildlife tour-guiding destination of choice now for almost 30 years, with more than 25 tours under my belt to both the Spanish and French sides of the range. What explains its consistent pull on me, when there are so many other magnificent wildlife areas in Europe and the rest of the world?

We cannot remember a drier, sunnier April … nor one so brightened by the flutter and colour of abundant early spring butterflies. Between Naturetrek staff, we have so far seen 18 species on our permitted daily exercise outings from our lockdown retreats.