Sunday 22 April 2018

First Blue of the Season

A few days of high summer weather is coming to an end and this coming week will see more normal spring temperatures.However for this morning the sun is in a blue sky and with it the first blue butterfly of the year fluttered into my garden.This Holly Blue found a warm sunny spot to pass a few minutes before it flew off.

Wednesday 18 April 2018

Orange Tips Busy in my Local Woods.

It was shirt sleeve weather today with temperatures topping 23 degrees celcius.At Walters Copse the trees and saplings are bursting into green and the primroses carpet the rides.To add to the colour the first Orange Tips are on the wing.Firstly a female busily searching for places to lay her eggs and a male trying to take her interest.He was given the message that she was not available and he quickly flew off to feed on the woodland flowers.

Monday 16 April 2018

Spring Gets Underway.

Spring it seems has finally arrived and in the garden a first of the year Small White. A visit to my local copse was rewarded with another first of the season,a Speckled Wood. As the warm and sunny weather is promised for the rest of the week it looks as though more species will be out and about.