Early Spring

Spring was nearly a month late last year, after a long cold spell. Things are different this year, with butterflies out of hibernation and scarlet tiger moth caterpillars appearing already. Let’s hope it doesn’t turn cold again!

Comma (Polygonia c-album)Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)Scarlet tiger moth (Callimorpha dominula) larva

Meanwhile I finally caught up with the elusive local bullfinches (often heard, rarely seen)

Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula)


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