Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Coming Up Violets

While vainly chasing a queen bumblebee in the hope of getting a photograph, I stumbled upon the first patch of violets I’ve seen in Barnes Wood this year.

I believe that these may be “Common dog violet”, Viola riviniana.
The other marvellous thing about getting out and about is the great people you meet. Now that I’m known locally as a butterfly recorder people come and tell me about the butterflies and moths they have seen too. Many thanks must go to Chris (with his dog named “Biscuit”) and Michele (with her dog named, “Nelly”) who spotted the first Brimstone butterflies of the year in Barnes Wood. Their help and interest has been invaluable.

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