Making the best of the warm(ish) weather at the moment, here are a few shots of a Hoverfly making the best of the multitude of Dandelions in bloom at the moment.
Like the Commas I posted yesterday, there seems to be significantly more Small Tortoiseshells about than there was this time last year, so so that I managed to get two in the same shot, hence two in one.
The recent warm, spring Weather and a few Commas have arrived in the area. Not great numbers but, subjectively, there seems to be more than last year. …
The only shot of the Speckled Woods that were about yesterday.
The warm weather today seems to have brought out the Butterflies for the first time this year. Here are some shots of the first Tortoiseshells (Aglais urticae).
A close-up of a single Tulip taken a few days ago.
A few more shots taken earlier this week, three images of Snake’s Head Fritillaries.
It seems to be a good year for Camellia (Camellia japonica) in our garden, the bushes are a mass of flowers, more than we’ve ever had before. …
Three more images of Flowering Currants from our garden.
There were quite a few of these Harlequin Ladybirds on our garden hedge earlier today, but, unfortunately, none of the native species.