Producer, Director, Cameraman, Writer
For ITN Productions
The migration of the painted lady has long fascinated scientists, artists and nature lovers alike. The longest butterfly migration on earth sees these delicate creatures travel from the desert fringes of north Africa, across thousands of miles to the UK and as far as the Arctic Circle. The migration has never truly been understood, the mysteries of the painted lady never unravelled - until now. This documentary reveals the secrets of this extraordinary phenomenon. Observed, investigated and analysed by presenter Martha Kearney and entomologist Dr James Logan, it employs groundbreaking techniques to unlock the secrets of a remarkable insect.