We have been having some brighter days recently and that’s when I’ve seen some Butterflies, the start of the season! There have been quite a few Peacocks and Brimstones about and I’ve also seen a Comma, Small Tortoiseshell, Small White and an Orange Tip in very good condition that was trapped in my greenhouse, so probably just hatched (if that’s the term!) I let him out and hope he survived the colder temperatures.
I spent a little while down the lane close to home on Saturday 3rd April seeing what was about and there was plenty to look at. Many Bee flies, apparently it’s a good year for them what a strange looking insect!
Many different Hoverflies which I find difficult to individually name the species that is!
It takes a while to get your eye in concentrating on the side and underneath of the hedgerow but patience is rewarded, I saw these two spiders staying very still. I’d like to get closer to look at their eyes as they have eight and I would love to attempt a macro image of them.
I spent a pleasant hour just wandering and now looking forward to the warmer spring days and more fun bug hunting!
Since seeing these on 3rd April the weather has changed to freezing temperatures at night and very chilly days and the Butterflies and many insects have disappeared again, waiting for better weather.