Thursday, 13 March 2014

Temperatures & Butterflies Takeoff.

Although there was thick fog this morning ,the day developed into what must be the hottest of the year.Not only did the temperature take off but also the butterflies, with lots of activity in Walters Copse.
The prime target was yet again the Large Tortoiseshell,but apart from a couple of possible flight sightings this week in the copse, it is proving to be elusive,as always.There is no shortage however of other species like the Comma,Peacock,Brimstone,and the Small Tortoiseshell.

The first Bee-flies have now started to appear.This one is the common Dark-edged Bee-fly.