An Orange-tip butterfly Anthocharis cardamines on the tip of a Birch branch.
Minute Micropterix calthella moths feeding on the pollen of Dog's Mercury flowers.
The hoverfly Leucozona lucorum perching on a Lady's Smock flower.
One of many Birch Leaf-roller Weevils Deporaus betulae just sitting in the sun on newly unfurled Birch leaves.
A Birch Shieldbug Elasmostethus interstinctus clambering through the foliage.
Up to no good! An Ichneumon wasp stalking through the undergrowth - these insects are parasitic.
And finally something that appreciates the rain - this 8cm long gelatinous fruiting body of Tremella foliacea a 'Jelly Fungus' growing on a rotting birch log.
All picutures by Heather Martin; 30th April 2012