Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Spring sprung!

 An Article by Heather Martin

What a difference a week makes! On Sunday 14th April with temperatures reaching the high teens by early afternoon, Spring suddenly sprung into action.
Wood Anemone buds (Anemone nemorosa) opened their petals to face the sun and butterflies and many other insects were on the wing. Common Lizards positioned themselves to make the most of the sunshine.
After a very long, cold winter it was such a pleasure to be outdoors surrounded by flowers and insects.
A Peacock butterfly (Aglais io) nestled in a bed of Wood Anemone flowers

A Comma butterfly (Polygonia c-album) and Brimstone butterfly (Gonepteryx rhamni) soaking up the sun.

A hoverfly - (Eristalis sp) visiting a Wood Anemone flower

A Common Lizard (Zootoca vivipara) basking on a log pile.

A Red-tailed Bubblebee (Bombus lapidarius) emerging from the ground.

A Bee-fly (Bombylius major) taking a quick rest.

 All pictures by Heather Martin 17/04/2013

1 comment:

  1. Love Photos, and good to learn the names of plants and animals